Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Paint FAQ

Just like the title we will be talking about paints. All kinds of crazy paints....but before we get started with all the MADNESS that I subject myself too, lets cover the basics:

What kind of paints should I be using?
Acrylics!!!!!!!! I cant state that hard enough...DO NOT USE ENAMELS! They will not dry and you will have one sticky pony. Thats not fun. If you have already made that boo-boo, you can try to seal the pony with Mod Podge, that might help. It will at least make pony unsticky lol. As for brand recommendations, I personally use and prefer Apple Barrel and Craft Smart (available at Micheals...for 50 cents). However there are many artists who use the higher end (more pricey) brands like Games Workshops, Testors or Warhammer. These are usually a couple bucks and come it MUCH smaller bottles that the previous mentioned brands. However it is up to you to decide what works best for you. I have never had a problem with the paint I use, so I dont feel the need to pay more for less paint. But thats my opinion. ^_^ You must choose your own custom path, little grasshopper. The important part is that whatever path you choose is one paved with acrylic paint.

(SIDE NOTE: I do feel the need to mention that there are a select few artists who have managed to use oil paints successfully (and quite beautifully) on their customs. Having never tried, I have no idea how to even go about that...but I felt that it needed mentioning, in case anyone wanted to experiment.)

Where can I find Color Change/Iridescent paint?

Gem Shift
Luminescent Acrylics
Golden Iridescents
Auto Air Iridescents
Auto Air Gem Chameleon
Killer Chameleon
Krylon Make-It-Iridescent

A lot of these products are available in auto part stores or craft stores.

Where can I find Glow In the Dark paint?
Glow Inc.
Glow Paint Pen
Rustoleum Paint
Super Starz Glow Paint
DecoArt Glow Medium (this is what I use)
DecoArt Glow Spray
Krylong Glowz Spray Paint
Plaid Glow Paint
DecoArt Glo-It

Most of these products are available in home improvement stores and craft stores.

What about textured paints?
Krylon Web-It
Krylon Make-It-Stone
Rustoleum Multicolor Texture
FolkArt Texture Paint
Anita's Fragile Crackle
DecoArt Weathered Wood
DecoArt Sandstone
DecoArt Crackle Medium
DecoArt Wrought Iron Texture
DecoArt Terra Cotta

How to create texture with non-texture paints?
Acrylic Texture Gallery
How to mix textured paint
Texture Mediums for Acrylic paint

What about snow paint?
Glistening Snow Tex
Ornamental Snow Tex
Original Snow Tex
Delta Fantasy Snow
(these next two arent really "paint" but they are snow...ish...youll see)
Art Glitter Faux Snow
Fake Snow Recipe

Whats a good glitter paint?
Craft Twinkles
Star Lite Topcoat
Duncan Sparklers
Krylon Glitter Sprays
Liquitex Liquigems

Ok well, thats all fine and good, but I want my custom to REALLY stand out! What do you have for me thats really crazy, but cool? (Why do i do this to myself?)

Liquid beads, A product which I find very intriguing. It is basically mircobeads and glass beads in an adhesive medium:
Liquid Beadz 1
Liquid Beadz 2

Reflective Beads...Have you ever seen a reflective sign that had a bumpy tons of little glass beads stuck to it? This is that stuff!
Rolco Reflective Beads

Pearlizing Medium, this stuff is GORGEOUS! When mixed with paint or a clear sealant it produces a stunning pearlescent sheen in a rainbow of colours. *thanks Airiel!*
Jacquard PearlEx

Custom Basics Tutorials *updated!*

You'd think this wouldve been the first post huh? Well apparently me and my logic disagreed. Plus, I thought I already HAD made this post! *FAIL* So yea...better late than never! These will be divided up by what they cover, so if you need help with one issue, just seek that section.

(Most of these tutorials are not made by me, but some are :P I have just assembled them here for easy reference.)

Custom Planning/Designing:
By Aikarin
Custom Cove

What is a Bait?:
Customizing 101

by Aikarin
by Lady Minty
Customizing 101
Custom Cove
Custom Cove pt. 2
Custom Cove pt. 3
by Visionspring

By me! AC!

by Lady Minty
Customizing 101


Needle/Wire method:
by Aikarin
by Lady Minty
Customizing 101
Custom Cove
by Shinigami Estelle
by Visionspring

Tool method:
by Hollybeary
by me! AC!

by Aikarin

*NEW* Dread-ed Pony Tutorial by BadJuju:
Dread Tutorial!

Eye Tutorials:
by me! AC!
by Aikarin
by Lady Minty
by LoveLauraLand
Customizing 101
Custom Cove
by Jupiternwndrlnd

*NEW* Flame Eye Tutorial:
By BadJuju

by Lady Minty
Customizing 101
Customizing 101 pt.2
Custom Cove

by Aikarin
by me! AC!

3D Symbols/Horns:
Unicorn Horns by Custom Cove

Furry Feet:
by me! AC!

Start to Finish Tutorials:
by Aikarin

by me! AC!

by Peace
by Aikarin
*NEW* by me! AC!

Dip-Dyed Hair:
by me! AC!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hair Matches ( a WIP)

So, as always, hair match questions are big chunk of "help" posts in the I thought I'd try to tackle this topic. I will be matching dollyhair colours mainly, since dollyhair is what I use. I will however list the CP colours that match the dollyhair colours (according to the site). I will be pulling information from several places, including my own collection of ponies/hair and a few other sites:

Also, this will mainly consist of G1s at first, just because those are easier lol. G3s have like 50 billion shades of hair.... Anywho, I will break this up into sections for each colour, and I will List the shade of hair from dollyhair, then list all ponies it matches.


Candy Apple Red ( CP LadyBug)
- G1 Christmas Baby (aka Baby Stockings)
- G1 Merry Treats
- G1 TE Bright Eye's fourth stripe
- G1 MB Sunburst
- G3 All My Heart's fourth stripe

Cherry Pie
- G3 Always & Forever

Sugarberry ( CP Fire Blast- coming soon)
- G1 TAF Sugarberry
- G1 Skyflier
- G1 TE Tic Tac Toe's first stripe
- G1 FT Baby Tic Tac Toe's first stripe
- G1 BnG Pretty Vision's first stripe
- G1 CC Caramel Crunch
- G1 Tropical Breeze
- G1 White Valentine's Baby
- G1 HT Tabby
- G1 MGR Diamond Dreams
- G1 SS Skippity Doo
- G1 Cherry Treats
- G1 Sea Mist
- G1 TE Galaxy's first stripe
- G1 TE Sky Rocket's first stripe
- G1 sparkle pony Sky Rocket
- G1 TE Mimic's fourth stripe
- G1 Hula Hula's second stripe
- G1 Pina Colada's second stripe
- G3 Beachberry
- G3 Kiwi Tart

Watermelon Martini ( CP Raspberry)
- G1 Moondancer



Mango Tango ( CP Midas Touch)
- G1 SS Crumpet
- G1 Baby Lucky Leaf
- G1 DnP Tap Dancer
- G1 SS Pretty Belle

Sunset ( CP Tangerine Tango)
- G1 Hula Hula's first stripe
- G1 Pina Colada's first stripe
- G3 Citrus Sweetheart
- G3 Waterfire
- G3 Beachberry
- G3 Baby Honolu-loo

Firebird ( No CP Match)
- G1 BB Barnacle
- G1 RB Pretty Beat's stripe
- G1 RB Tuneful
- G1 SS Paradise
- G1 SS Ribbon's stripe
- G1 BnG Bouquet's fourth stripe
- G1 BnG Twisty Tail's first stripe
- G1 SS Twist
- G1 TE Bright Eyes's third stripe
- G1 Tales Bright Eyes
- G1 Gypsy
- G1 TE Galaxy's fourth stripe
- G1 Sea Breeze's third stripe


Peaches N Cream (CP Peaches N Cream)
- G1 Zig Zag
- G1 TE Locket's third stripe
- G1 Confetti's first stripe
- G1 Fluttervbye's first stripe
- G1 Pinwheel's first stripe
- G1 Tickle's first stripe
- G1 Trickles's first stripe
- G1 RC Stripes's third stripe
- G1 SS Wild Flower
- G1 seapony Salty
- G1 German Nightlight's fourth stripe
- G1 German Raindrop's fourth stripe


Butterscotch ( CP Amber Waves)
- G1 Butterscotch

Lemon Drop ( No CP Match)
- G1 TAF Merriweather
- G1 Ballerina Tip Toes
- G1 Baby Tappy
- G1 DnP D.J.
- G1 Baby Brightbow's second stripe
- G1 Baby Starbow's second stripe
- G1 Baby Rainribbon's second stripe
- G1 Baby seapony Sea Breeze
- G1 Baby seapony Tiny Bubbles
- G1 Raincurl's second stripe
- G1 Streaky's second stripe
- G1 Stripes's second stripe
- G1 TE Speedy's third stripe
- G1 SS Best Wishes
- G1 MB Fireball's stripe

Yellow Fever (No CP Match)
- G1 TE Sweet Pop's second stripe
- G1 SS Lofty
- G1 BnG Bouquet's first stripe
- G1 BnG Braided Beauty's third stripe
- G1 BnG Twisty Tail's fourth stripe
- G1 BnG Curly Lock's second stripe
- G1 BnG Ringlets' first stripe
- G1 Baby Sunribbon's second stripe
- G1 Baby Sunnybunch
- G1 Baby Quacker's third stripe
- G1 TE Quacker's third stripe
- G1 MGR Brilliant Blossoms
- G1 Princess Sunbeam
- G1 TAF Pillow Talk's first stripe
- G1 sparkle pony Starhopper
- G1 Sunshine pony Mainsail
- G1 SB Boysenberry Pie
- G1 WW Whirly
- G1 Princess Misty
- G1 HT Woosie
- G1 MB Lightning
- G1 MB Sunburst's stripe

No Dollyhair Match (CP Sunny Day)
- G1 TAF Dancing Butterflies
- G1 SW Buzzer
- G1 PBnG Star Gleamer's second stripe
- G1 PBnG Glittering Gem's first stripe
- G1 GnS Starglow
- G1 Baby Starburst's forelock
- G1 Daddy Apple Delight
- G1 Sister Apple Delight

Golden Delicious ( CP Pineapple)
- G1 Applejack
- G1 sparkle Baby Firefly
- G1 Baby Jangles
- G1 Baby Leaper
- G1 Baby Rattles
- G1 Baby Tattles
- G1 sparkle Baby Starflower
- G1 Baby seapony Sun Shower
- G1 MM Cuddles
- G1 Moonstone's second stripe
- G1 Parasol's second stripe
- G1 Sunlight's second stripe
- G1 Windy's second stripe
- G1 Baby Dibbles
- G1 Baby Sandcastle
- G1 Ringlet's second stripe (rainbow curl)
- G1 SB Swirly Whirly
- G1 TE Bright Eye's second stripe
- G1 TE Skyrocket's second stripe

Electric Banana ( CP Lightning Bolt)
- G1 Baby Cuteasaurus
- G1 SS Ribbon
- G1 Baby Ribbon
- G1 BB Ribbs
- G1 Baby Shady
- G1 SS Surprise
- G1 Baby Surprise
- G1 Honeycomb
- G1 SS Shady
- G1 Pinwheel's fourth stripe
- G1 Confetti's fourth stripe
- G1 Flutterbye's fourth stripe
- G1 Starflower's fourth stripe
- G1 Flutter Yum Yum
- G1 Morning Glory
- G1 Princess Pristina
- G1 Tickle's fourth stripe
- G1 Trickle's fourth stripe
- G1 RB Half Note's stripe
- G1 RB Sweet Notes
- G1 Seapony Sand Dollar
- G1 Surprise
- G1 SB Crunch Berry
- G1 Sea Breeze's second stripe
- G1 Tootie Tail's first stripe
- G1 TE Masquerade's fourth stripe
- G1 TE Mimic's first stripe
- G1 Party Time's third stripe

Lemonade ( No CP Match)
- G3 Forsynthia


- G1 MM Mirror Mirror
- G1 seapony Dipper

Lucky Clover (CP Leap Frog)
- G1 Seashell
- G1 Medley
- G1 Moonstone's third stripe
- G1 Parasol's third stripe
- G1 Skydancer's third stripe
- G1 Starshine's third stripe
- G1 Sunlight's third stripe
- G1 Windy's third stripe
- G1 MB Ice Crystal's stripe
- G1 German Raindrop's first stripe
- G1 German Nightlight's first stripe

Sea Nymph (CP Lucky Clover)
- G1 Gusty
- G1 Baby Gusty
- G1 Baby Tic Tac Toe's third stripe
- G1 Tic Tac Toe's third stripe
- G1 BnG Braided Beauty's first stripe
- G1 Merry Treats
- G1 Sweet Celebrations Family
- G1 SS WaveRunner
- G1 BB Steamer's stripe
- G1 TE Whizzer's third stripe
- G1 TE Masquerade's first stripe
- G1 TE Fizzy's fourth stripe

Envy ( CP Summer Meadow)
- G1 BnG Twisty Tail's third stripe
- G1 BnG Pretty Vision's second stripe
- G1 TE Tic Tac Toe's fourth stripe
- G1 Baby Tic Tac Toe's fourth stripe
- G1 TE Mimic's third stripe

Key Lime ( No CP Match)
- G1 TE Quackers' second stripe
- G1 Baby Quackers' second stripe
- G1 Raspberry Jam
- G1 SS Scrumptious
- G1 SS Magic Star
- G1 WW Cool Breeze
- G1 MGR Sunnybunch
- G1 BB Waddles
- G1 CC Lemon Treats
- G1 flutter Wind Drifter
- G1 DnP Swinger
- G1 TE Masquerade's third stripe
- G1 Tootie Tails' second stripe
- G1 Hula Hula's third stripe
- G3 Applejack
- G3 Fancy Flora
- G3 Fingerpaints
- G3 Kiwi Tart


Mermaid ( CP Morning Mist)
- G1 SS Cupcake
- G1 BB Whirly Twirl
- G1 FP Dots n Hearts
- G1 Baby Hoppy
- G1 TT Little Tabby
- G1 Oakley
- G1 Seapony Sea Shimmer
- G1 Baby Rainribbon's third stripe
- G1 Baby Soft Steps
- G1 Baby Sunribbon's third stripe
- G1 Baby Squirmy
- G1 Seapony Waterlily
- G1 CC Sugar Sweet
- G1 DnP Songster
- G1 Flutter Cloud Puff
- G1 Flutter Peach Blossom
- G1 GnS Happy Glow
- G1 HT Tossles
- G1 MGR Sparkler
- G1 PP Li'l Pocket
- G1 Princess Sparkle
- G1 Confetti's third stripe
- G1 Pinwheel's third stripe
- G1 Flutterbye's third stripe
- G1 Starflower's third stripe
- G1 Tickle's third stripe
- G1 Trickle's third stripe
- G1 Raincurl's fourth stripe
- G1 Ringlet's fourth stripe
- G1 Stripes's fourth stripe
- G1 SS Secret Star
- G1 SS Angel
- G1 SW High Flier
- G1 SB Banana Surprise
- G1 SS Sand Digger
- G1 SS Cha Cha
- G1 SS Frilly Flower
- G1 WW Sun Glider
- G1 Alt. BF Febuary
- G1 TE Whizzer's fourth stripe

Atomic Turquoise ( CP Spring Showers)
- G1 Bubbles
- G1 Firefly
- G1 Seapony Beachcomber
- G1 Baby Blue Ribbon
- G1 Bright Bouquet Family
- G1 Brightbow
- G1 Baby Dangles
- G1 Baby Doodles
- G1 Baby Ember
- G1 Baby Firefly
- G1 Baby Graffiti
- G1 Baby Lucky
- G1 TT Little Giggles
- G1 Baby Pineapple
- G1 Baby Quackers' first stripe
- G1 BB Racer
- G1 Baby Rainfeather
- G1 Baby Rainribbon's third stripe
- G1 Baby Shovels
- G1 Baby Sniffles
- G1 Baby Sleep Tight
- G1 FP Baby Starburst
- G1 Silky Slipper
- G1 BB Quarterback
- G1 BnG Curly Locks' third stripe
- G1 BnG Pretty Vision's fourth stripe
- G1 BnG Ringlet's fourth stripe
- G1 CC Molasses
- G1 Tootsie
- G1 FF Sweet Blossom
- G1 Flutter Wing Song
- G1 GnS Dazzleglow
- G1 HT Tall Tales
- G1 Princess Primrose
- G1 Windy's fourth stripe
- G1 Parasol's fourth stripe
- G1 Skydancer's fourth stripe
- G1 Moonstone's fourth stripe
- G1 Starshine's fourth stripe
- G1 Sunlight's fourth stripe
- G1 seapony Wave Dancer
- G1 seapony White Cap
- G1 SS Bangles
- G1 SS Bouncy
- G1 SS Buttons
- G1 sparkle Star Dancer
- G1 SW Skydancer
- G1 SB Blueberry Baskets
- G1 TAF Buttons
- G1 TAF Fifi
- G1 TE Party Time's fourth stripe
- G1 TE Speedy's first stripe
- G1 TE Whizzer's second stripe
- G1 TAF Pillow Talk's second stripe
- G1 WW Moonjumper
- G1 BB Wigwam's stripe
- G1 Baby Moodream
- G1 TE Masquerade's second stripe
- G2 Clever Clover


Water Nixie ( No CP Match)
- G1 Majesty
- G1 Sprinkles
- G1 TE Gingerbread's first stripe
- G1 Pina Colada's third stripe
- G1 mermaid Sea Shimmer
- G1 TAF Milky Way's stripe
- G1 Baby Bridesmaid
- G3 Tira-Mi-Su
- G1 PP Bubblefish
- G1 SS Beachball
- G3 Rarity
- G1 Baby Sticky
- G1 Baby Bouncy
- G1 Tales Melody (and skater)
- G1 Glory's stripe
- G1 SS Bangles
- G3 Lavender Cloud

Forget-Me-Not ( CP Ocean Wave)
- G1 BB Trucker/ 4-Speed
- G1 Movie Version Firefly
- G1 BB Cheif
- G1 Chuck E. Cheese Baby
- G1 BB Countdown
- G1 Baby Starbow's third stripe
- G1 MB Tornado's stripe
- G1 MB Thundercloud's stripe
- G1 PP Sweet Pocket
- G1 RB Pretty Beat
- G1 SS Sea Flower
- G1 SS Flowerburst
- G1 Royal Princess Pink
- G1 Baby Rainfeather

After Midnight( CP Blueberry Pie)
- G3 Denim Blue


Wisteria (CP Blooming Lilac)
- G1 Bluebelle
- G1 Blossom
- G1 SS North Star
- G1 Baby Glory
- G1 Baby Brightglow's third stripe
- G1 Baby Bunkie
- G1 Baby Honey Pie
- G1 Baby North Star
- G1 Baby Peeks
- G1 Baby Puddles
- G1 Seapony Sea Star
- G1 seapony Splasher
- G1 Baby Snookums
- G1 Baby Splashes
- G1 Spunky
- G1 Baby Toe Dancer
- G1 Baby Wooly
- G1 Twinkle Dancer
- G1 BB Salty
- G1 CC Mint Dreams
- G1 FF Love Petal
- G1 Flutter Lily
- G1 GnS Bright Glow
- G1 MM Magic Hat
- G1 Princess Dawn
- G1 Princess Starburst
- G1 PBnG Brilliant Blossoms
- G1 PBnG Skylark
- G1 Raincurl's third stripe
- G1 Streaky's third stripe
- G1 seapony Seawinkle
- G1 seapony Sea Breeze
- G1 SS Secret Beauty
- G1 SB Peppermint Crunch
- G1 SHS Bright Night
- G1 SHS Daisy Dancer
- G1 SHS Gardenglow
- G1 SHS Springsong
- G1 SHS Starflash
- G1 Sparkler
- G1 sparkle pony Napper
- G1 seapony Celebrate
- G1 Baby Ember
- G1 Moondancer's stripe
- G1 Baby Moondancer's stripe
- G1 TE Gingerbread's fourth stripe
- G1 TE Speedy's fourth stripe
- G1 TE Locket's fourth stripe
- G1 Baby Nightcap
- G1 SHS Ruby Lips
- G1 Hushabye
- G1 Bright Bouquet Family
- G1 TE Sweet Pop's third stripe
- G1 TE Sweet Stuff's first stripe

Bouganvillea ( CP Atomic Orchard)
- G3 Silver Song
- G3 Starflower's stripe
- G3 Cherry Blossom
- G3 Flower Garland

Sour Grapes (CP Plum Pretty)
- G1 Glory
- G1 TE Whizzer's first stripe
- G1 Twilight's stripe
- G1 seapony White Cap
- G1 BnG Ringlet's third stripe
- G1 PP Bunnyhop
- G1 TE Gingerbread's second stripe
- G3 Lavender Lake
- G1 Hopscotch
- G1 MB Fireball
- G2 Clever Clover
- G3 Cloudclimber
- G3 Fancy Free
- G3 Febuary Violet
- G3 Kimono


Pussycat ( CP Fading Rose)
*NOTE*- This is what is known as "fading pink". It more often than not fades to white, or near white. These colours would match mint ponies with unfaded hair. If your hair has faded to a very light pink I suggest Fairy's Breath (dollyhair). If it has faded to white, and you wish to keep it white, I suggest Virgin Snow or Marshmallow (dollyhair).

- G1 Posey
- G1 Lickety Split
- G1 TAF Up, Up and Away
- G1 TAF Love Melody
- G1 SB Coco Berry
- G1 Baby Cotton Candy
- G1 Baby Bows
- G1 Baby Dibbles
- G1 Baby Fleecy
- G1 Baby Jebber/Jabber
- G1 Baby Lickety Split
- G1 TT Little Whiskers
- G1 Baby Milkweed
- G1 Baby Noodles
- G1 sparkle baby Northstar
- G1 Baby Sniffles
- G1 Baby Snippy
- G1 Baby Snookums
- G1 seapony Surf Rider
- G1 Baby Tippy Toes
- G1 Baby Tumbleweed
- G1 Baby Yo Yo
- G1 BB Steamer
- G1 Posey Rose
- G1 BB Slugger
- G1 BnG Bouquet's second stripe
- G1 BnG Ringlet's second stripe
- G1 BnG Braided Beauty's second stripe
- G1 BnG Pretty Vision's third stripe
- G1 BnG Curly Locks' first stripe
- G1 DnP Player
- G1 FF Flowerbelle
- G1 flutter Honeysuckle
- G1 flutter Rosedust
- G1 GnS Dazzle Glow
- G1 HT Romper
- G1 HT Squeezer
- G1 MGR Flower Bouquet
- G1 PP Bunnyhop
- G1 PP Sweet Pocket
- G1 Princess Moondust
- G1 Princess Serena
- G1 PBnG Brilliant Bloom
- G1 PBnG Star Gleamer
- G1 Raincurl's first stripe
- G1 Ringlet's third stripe
- G1 Streaky's first stripe
- G1 seapony High Tide
- G1 SS Stardazzle
- G1 SS Twilight
- G1 SS Wind Whistler
- G1 SW Glow
- G1 SW Little Flitter
- G1 SHS Sunblossom
- G1 SHS Sweet Sundrop
- G1 TAF Yum Yum
- G1 WW Flurry
- G1 TE Sky Rocket's fourth stripe
- G1 SS Hippity Hop
- G1 TE Sweet Pop's fourth stripe
- G1 TE Sweet Stuff's third stripe
- G1 MB Tornado
- G1 TE Mimic's second stripe
- G1 TE Party Time's first stripe
- G1 TAF Sundance
- G1 Sea Breeze's first stripe
- G3 Tulip Twinkle
- G3 Royal Bouquet
- G3 Cotton Candy
- G3 Dream Blue

HeartThrob ( CP Love Kisses)
- G1 Heart Throb
- G1 Baby Heart Throb
- G1 Baby Flicker
- G1 Birthflower Ponies
- G1 Sweet Scoops
- G1 Lil Tot
- G1 SS Truly
- G1 SS Taffy
- G1 TAF Sweet Tooth
- G1 Princess Royal Blue
- G1 BB Tex
- G1 Flutter Pink Dreams
- G1 Princess Misty
- G1 SB Sherbet
- G1 MM Floater
- G1 SB Cranberry Muffins
- G1 SB Strawberry Surprise
- G1 MGR Tassles
- G1 CC Sugar Apple
- G1 DnP Twirler
- G1 sparkle Baby Gusty
- G1 Kingsley
- G1 Baby Moondancer (pearl)
- G1 Baby Rainribbon's first stripe
- G1 seapony Ripple
- G1 Baby Shaggy
- G1 Baby Snippy
- G1 Baby Starbow's first stripe
- G1 Baby Sweetsteps
- G1 Baby Tic Tac Toe's second stripe
- G1 TE Tic Tac Toe's second stripe
- G1 TE Quacker's second stripe
- G1 Baby Quacker's second stripe
- G1 GnS Bright Glow
- G1 GnS StarGlow
- G1 PP Bubblefish
- G1 PBnG Star Gleamer
- G1 Streaky's fourth stripe
- G1 Stripes's first stripe
- G1 RB Half Note
- G1 SS Pretty Puff
- G1 Princess Royal Purple
- G1 SHS Rosy Love
- G1 WW Starry Wings
- G1 SHS Lovin Kisses
- G1 Birthday Pony
- G1 SHS Dainty
- G1 SS Fifi's stripe
- G1 Baby Fifi's stripe
- G1 Moonstone's first stripe
- G1 Parasol's first stripe
- G1 Skydancer's first stripe
- G1 Sunlight's first stripe
- G1 Windy's first stripe
- G1 Starshine's first stripe
- G1 SS Button's stripe
- G1 SS Bangles's stripe
- G1 BB Salty's stripe
- G1 MB Thundercloud
- G1 TE Galaxy's second stripe
- G1 TE Fizzy's third stripe
- G1 TE Sweet Pop's first stripe
- G1 TE Sweet Stuff's second stripe
- G1 Tootie Tails's third stripe
- G3 Blossomforth
- G3 Fingerpaints
- G3 Candy Apple

Tea Rose ( CP Bubble Gum)
- G1 Snuzzle
- G1 Cotton Candy
- G1 Bowtie
- G1 Sundance
- G1 seapony Sealight
- G1 Baby Pockets
- G1 Baby Moondancer
- G1 Baby Sundance
- G1 Confetti's second stripe
- G1 Flutterbye's second stripe
- G1 Pinwheel's second stripe
- G1 Starflower's second stripe
- G1 Peachy
- G1 Tickle's second stripe
- G1 Trickles's second stripe
- G1 TE Fizzy's first stripe
- G1 seapony Dipper
- G1 TE Locket's fourth stripe
- G1 Baby Bowtie

Strawberry Mousse ( No CP Match)
- G1 Apple Delight Family
- G1 MM Floater
- G1 Baby Sugarberry

Dusty Rose ( CP Coral Reef)
- G1 Cherries Jubilee
- G1 TAF Munchy
- G1 SHS Beautybloom
- G1 MM Windy
- G1 PBnG Skylark

Candytuft ( No CP Match)
- G2 Ivy

Kitten (No CP Match)
- G3 Always & Forever
- G3 Crystal Lake
- G3 Flower Garland
- G3 Breeze Fluffaluff
- G3 Frilly Frocks

Fairys Breath ( No CP Match)
- G3 Garden Wishes

Bubblegum ( No CP Match)


Blizzard ( No CP Match)
- G3 All My Heart's first stripe
- G3 Darling Dahlia
- G3 Flower Garland
- G3 Goodie Goodie

Virgin Snow ( CP Winter Frost)
ALL G1 ponies with white hair match this colour. Unless your pony's hair was originally Fading Pink (see above), then Virgin Snow is the hair colour you are looking for. However, most hair takes a tint after 20 or so years, so often Marshmallow (dollyhair) is a better match. Straight out of the factory, the hair was Virgin Snow, but aged hair is often closer to Marshmallow. Also, all G3 ponies that dont have Blizzard white hair will match Virgin Snow as well.

*WHEW* so much typing.....@_@

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

More Miscellany...

This is stuff that, well....I'm not really sure how to classify! But its cool nonetheless and I think a lot of you guys will benefit from it. If you're interested in making custom bases for your customs then you will be interested in a lot of this stuff.

Slime Tutorials:
by Necroghast
by JakeSh
by Hirst Arts

Using Spice as Base Decor:
by Chrispy

Rock Tutorials:
by JakeSh

Barbed Wire Tutorial:
by Tinweasel

Snow Tutorial:
by wrestlerguy21

Gelatinous Cube:
by Hirst Arts

by Hirst Arts

Faux Water:
by Hirst Arts
by Hirst Arts
by Hirst Arts
by Hirst Arts

Cryo Tubes/Weird Science props:
by Hirst Arts
by Hirst Arts

by Hirst Arts
by Hirst Arts
by Hirst Arts

by Artisan's Edge

Energy "Blasts":
by Hellz-yeah
by Kyle Robinson

Steel Claws/Spikes:
by Kyle Robinson
by Jin Saotome

Bendable Tendrils/Tentacles (could be ooze or slime too):
by Kyle Robinson
by Jin Saotome

Painting Techniques *updated!*

Sames thing as the sculpting version.....Miscellaneous tips, tricks and techniques for painting. Mostly Advanced and Intermediate techniques, covering various effects. Hopefully helpful! I know I learned some stuff!

by Canopicdoll
by frenchkid
*NEW* by Lonewolf (Hobby->Paint Tutorials-> Page2-> Blood & Gore)
*NEW* by Games Workshop (Painting Articles-> Detailing-> Ogre Gore)

by JakeSh

by Artimis Vergadin
by wrestlerguy21
by Klute
by Hirst Arts
by Hot Lead
*NEW*by Lonewolf (Hobby-> Painting-> Lava Bases)

by lizcam

by daemon boy
by andygorn
by Hirst Arts
by Hirst Arts
by Dr. Faust's Painting Clinic

by mickc22
by Hot Lead

Metal Highlights:
by canopicdoll
by A. Imrie

Damaged Painted Metals:
by freakinacage

Glow/Force Effect:
by Tony Manero
by alexgrunt
by victoria
*NEW* by Brother Nimh (Hobby-> Painting-> Lightning Tut.)

Faux Painted "Notches":
by Klute

by ZaPhOd
by Chrispy
by brushguy
by Dr. Faust's Painting Clinic
by Dr. Faust's Painting Clinic
*NEW* Games Workshops Detail Tutorials

by steelcult

by Vulture

"Glass" Bottles:
Mini-Painting Guild (check their Tips section)

by Hot Lead
by Dr. Faust's Painting Clinic
*NEW*Bolter & Chain Sword. Check Hobby-> Painting Tutorials

by Hot Lead
by Hot Lead

Dr. Faust's Painting Clinic
*NEW* by Brother Nimh (Hobby-> Painting-> Lightning Tut.)

Games Workshops Check their Articles on Detailing.

Sculpting Techniques *updated!*

I figured I would keep on with this sculpting theme and post miscellaneous sculpting tips, tricks and techniques. This will cover pretty much any/everything. Hopefully most of it will help ya'll out! Most of this is stuff I've come across in my other searches of blog fodder. Enjoy!

Sculpting Veins:
by goregt
by goregt pt. 2

Sculpting a Broad Sword:
Polymer Clay Fan

Sculpting a Rocky Sea Base:
Polymer Clay Fan

Skin/Scale Detailing:
Alien Skin
Human Skin

Sculpting Hair:
Sculpting Short Male Hair
Sculpting Short Female Hair
Sculpting Long Hair

Sculpting Ram's Horns:
Polymer Clay Fan

Sculpting Musical Instrument (Fiddle):
Polymer Clay Fan

Creating Texture:
by Elvenwork

Sculpting Flame/Torches/Fire:
by Hirst Arts
by Hirst Arts
by Hirst Arts

Sculpting Wood Grain:
by Ogrebane

Sculpting Mushrooms (lol hey....someone might want to know):
by Temperance

by Zlobov*S
by hivetrygon (Hobby-> Modelling-> Chainmail

*NEW*Not really sure WHAT to call this...its like...a gem...bursting through...stuff...tutorial. But here it is, do with it what you will:
by John Thompson (Hobby-> Modelling-> Gems on Armor)

*NEW*Interesting Bases (could be cool if you wanted to make a little stand for a custom)
Bolter & Chain SwordCheck out their Modelling & Painting Tutorials under the Hobby Section

*NEW*Very interesting method used to reshape plastic in minis...It might could work for ponies too hmm:
Hobby-> Modelling-> Salt Dipping

Sculpting Clothing *updated!*

Sculpting decent clothing is a big with very few tutorials, surprisingly. I did a lot of digging to find these links, and I still wish I could've come up with more....But here's what I found.

Very short, Picture only tut:

Basically Useless Video (lol):

Slightly More Helpful Video:

Helpful Tips on Basic Clothing Sculpting:

Short Tutorial about Skirts:

Long Tutorial (it covers a lot of topics, including clothes):

Quick and Helpful Tut w/ Pics:

Another Mini Tut. Show how to make a tri-fold hat:

Decent Draping/Folds Tut:

Pic-less Tut on Capes and Cloaks:

*NEW* Pretty Helpful Tut on draping and making a hood:

That's all I could find so far....But I'll keep on hunting and update here with anything I find.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Wing Tutorials *updated! 12/10*

Wing is the name of the game this week. I'll post every single tutorial/helpful link I've ever come across, divided into categories based on material.

Sculpted Wings

*NEW* Very Nice looking Intermediate Wings:

Very Detailed:


Very Simple:

Wing Base Tutorial:

Dragon Wings: (long, but awesome)

Polymer Clay Fairy Wings:

Translucent Clay Wing:

Dragon Wings:

Simple Clay Wings (video) :

Intermediate Sculpey Wings:

Feather Wings

Wing Anatomy & Poses

Dragon Wings:

Fantasy/Angelina Film Wings,%20wigging%20and%20wings).jpg

Acetate/Printed Wings


Angelina/Fuseable Fiber Wings

Wing Templates

Dragonfly wings (scroll to bottom of tutorial)

Flutter Wings

Pre-made Wings

Other Wing Materials

Makeit & Bakeit Crystals:

Liquid Sculpey:

Liquid Sculpey:

Embossing Enamel:

Fabric/Paper: (PDF files labeled Wing at the bottom)

Liquid Sculpey/Silk:

Real Bug Wings/Cellophane:


Gemstone Powder (Powder Pigment)/Liquid Sculpey:

Fimo Gel (TLS):


Paper Mache:

WHEW! I think thats it! But if you have another linked squirreled away somewhere, feel free to share it!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Apoxie Sculpt FAQ

What is the difference between Apoxie Sculpt and Apoxie Clay?
Apoxie clay holds details better while setting up, whereas Sculpt tends to flatten out while curing, and can lose details. Clay is stickier when first mixed however. Here is a chart you may find helpful when deciding between the two:
Apoxie Comparison Chart

Should I wear gloves when working with Apoxie Sculpt?
Yes and no. Some people have reported having an allergic reaction to AS. Also you can develop an allergy from working with it over time...However the gloves are still up to you. If you discover it does bother your skin, then yes you should wear the gloves. Otherwise, its up to you. Sculpting is much harder with gloves on though. There is also a product called Windsor & Newton ARTGUARD that is a protective cream you can use to be able to work the apoxie without gloves and without the allergic reaction. (thanks to PoniesYeah for the tip!) Artguard can be purchased online here:

Is it supposed to be so sticky?
When first mixed, yes. It is very sticky at first! Most people will let it sit for a few minutes (10-30) before starting to work with it. You can use water or lotion on your fingers to help keep it from sticking to you though.

Apoxie wont hold shape for me....
Apoxie is very pliable, especially right after mixing. It is vital to let it set up awhile if you are trying to sculpt something that is freestanding, like wings. Also for most sculpting projects that stand out away from the pony, some sort of support is required. For wings a wire mesh frame is ideal, or a wire armature wrapped in tinfoil. There is a great tutorial that gives you an idea about how to support wings here:
Wire Mesh Tutorial

What about Fixit Sculpt?
Fixit sculpt is very similir to AS when cured, but has a more clay like texture and isnt as sticky and shapeless when curing. It also holds detail better. Ive personally never used it.

How much will I get out of the 1lb jar?
A LOT! I dont even know how many ponies I sculpted with my 1lb jar. You will be surprised how far that 1lb will take you!

Can you mix polymer clay into Apoxie?
Yes you can! If you mix 5 parts Apoxie to 1 part polymer clay it will slow down the curing time while adding color to the AS. People have had mixed results with HOW durable it is after curing, but it seems in general that it is at least as sturdy as baked Sculpey III.

Can you bake Apoxie?
Yep. If you have a project that requires both polymer clay pieces and Apoxie, you can bake the apoxie with no negative effects.

What are the differences between polymer clay and Apoxie?
Basically everything! Apoxie adheres better, is more durable and not does not require baking. It is a two part epoxy clay, which means it comes in two separate tubs and you must mix equal parts of each to start the curing process. They can both produce great results however. Apoxie is just preferred by many due to the fact that it is very strong when cured and holds great detail!

What can I use to smooth Apoxie?
Water is the easiest. Mineral oil can also be used. Some sellers also carry a product specifically for smoothing it, but I suspect its just oil. After curing you can sand apoxie to smooth it further.

Does Apoxie expire?
Unmixed it had a shelf life of 3-5 years. If you store it frozen, it will keep indefinitely.

Can you freeze Apoxie?
Unmixed, yes. It greatly extends the shelf life. Mixed, well, some say yes and some say no. Apparently it varies. Ive frozen some extra on several locations and had it keep for hours, even overnight and still be workable. Others haven't had such good luck.

Where can I get Apoxie?
Aves Studio or ebay. ^_^

Uh...It is supposed to smell like that? me it smells like Fritos. LOL

Are some colours less tacky than others?
Nope. They are all the same!

What colours does it come in?
Several, but white and natural seem to be the standard. Aves Studio's website has a list of all the colours it is available in.

Can it be painted?

Can it be dyed?
Yes it can. It seems to take the dye, but not as well as the pony itself.

Does Apoxie need to be primed before painting?
No, its fine to paint right on the clay.

How much should I mix at once?
I would start small until you get the hang of eyeballing it.

Ok thats everything I can think of relating to Apoxie Sculpt/Clay! If you want to know something thats not listed, just ask and I will do my best to find the answers!

EDIT: I found this and it made me laugh. Its also fairly helpful, so I wanted to share!

Apoxie Sculpt How-To:

Apoxie Fix-It How-To:

Where to Buy: Part 1

This is where I will post links to several places to purchase various items I notice people seem to often be looking for. If you are seeking any items NOT listed here or if you have a link to add to my lists, please feel free to contact me! ^_^

** The (ebay) or (arena) after the names indicates where this person is a member. You can contact them there to get these products.



PrincessFireFly (Arena member)

Morezmore (ebay) (AKA Piper)

Bubble bead:

ja*fairy*dew (ebay)

Swarovski crystals:

Fantasy/Angelina Film:

crystalvisionsbycolleen (ebay)

morezmore (ebay)

To be continued...


Ok, my hopes for this is to create a useful and frequently updated source of custom information. The intent is to help with all the questions that seem to be asked over and over on all the Customs forums. I will cover anything and everything, as long as its custom related. That includes hair colour matches, paint queries, techniques and even where to purchase supplies. I know several of these are touched on in Arena stickies, but hopefully by making it interactive and evolving, it will better cover these issues. Make sense? Lets hope so. I'm going to kick this thing off with some questions that seem to be fairly common and if you want more specifics just post, or drop me a PM at the Arena/TP or an email. I will more than happy to address, and even do a photo tutorial of, whatever it is you want to know! let's get started!