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G4 Custom Tutorial Part 2 by CustomAnon G4 Custom Tutorial Part 2 by CustomAnon
Part two of how to customize your very own My Little Pony! Note, this is just the way I do things, not necessarily the easiest or best way. Your miles may vary.
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PrincessWaifu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm having trouble with the head plug. I can't get it to go into the head!
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Lalac624 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
how do you put the head back on?
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Night-Sketch3369 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
just getting head off from last tut lol
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rocketslugrockscp Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Fluttershy.
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JetGirl87 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do you just glue the head back on (superglue?)? I have read many tutorials but they all seem to leave this part out. (I will be sculpting manes/tails back on.)
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maddiethehedgie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd kinda imagine so. I think you'd just glue the plug back in place, and once it's dry pop the head back on.
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JetGirl87 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Actually the plug is discarded. There's no need for it (when doing sculpted manes). I can't imagine even when just changing out the hair you'd want to worry about gluing the plug back in. But from my experience doing custom sculpted ponies I just throw out the plug.
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sailor-vocaloid-pony Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
flutterbold
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AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Since I'm an impatiant weekling, I use acetone to soften the glue. :P
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FlareTheFox3 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these tutorials are the most helpful things in the world!!!
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KnucklesFan1001 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Thanks for putting this up, it's very helpful!
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Insanefluttershy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I can't get the mane out!
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Angelkitty17 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh...some of the words are cut off, and I can't read them ;_; (my brain is bad at filling in the blanks...)
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CassMutt Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student General Artist
it says the following:

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that is all.

I'm not the owner of this tutorial, just letting you know XD But it seemed like you were in distress and I feel that is what should be there
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Angelkitty17 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much :hug:
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CassMutt Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Anytime <: I hope you don't mind if I put this tutorial in my tutorials section of favorites, I need to use it in the future....as you can see....I didn't really do a good job on my last one [link] >n> I didn't have a tutorial or anything....
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AprylElric Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any tips on mane removal for a newbie? I tried to follow and I got horribly stuck :/ help?
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Angelkitty17 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know it's been a while, but what are/were you stuck at?
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AprylElric Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD I was a little stuck on removal, I have a hooked tool that fits into the heads, but when I was trying to pull it out I only got maybe two strands! I've had a, barbaric way of removing it. But it never fully works, and hurts alot :c
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Angelkitty17 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
basically what I did was (after removing the hair and cutting the hair on her head) I poured a little bit of nail polish remover (with acetone) into her head and let it soak for a minute, then I took a small crochet hook that I know I'll never use and scraped it out (circular motions worked best, for me :3)
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Angelkitty17 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess you could just pour plain old acetone into it, though I've never tried that (some nail polishes don't have acetone in them, so make sure it does)
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RitaRau Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Are the two-toned Pony tails (Like Twilight, Dash, or Rarity) seperated somewhat inside the pony? It's my first time customizing, and I'm using a duplicate Twilight as bait. I want to save the entire length of hair for other ponies, but I don't want to deal with strands of pink and purple hair flying around my room for the next couple months. If it's not seperated, do you have any tips for seperating it afterward?
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Mckayr12 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, never mind on that other comment, sorry.
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Harmonykoi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
LOL: "cut AT close as possible"! XD


sorry... :(
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Fuzzyfezz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
I tried using tweezers to pull the hair out of the head.. But it's not working..however I cant use scissors because the opening in the neck is too small, my bait is a 4 inch version of blossomforth..(I think thats her name she's a pegasi). any suggestions?
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Chibikameera Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I ran into the very same problem with my ponies. (A pegasi and an earth pony.) I ended up using a standard sized Phillip's screw driver and scraping the crap out of the inner head until I pulled all the plugs lose (they pop inside when you pry them lose) I then used a bobby pin to pull the hair closer to the neck hole and twesers to pull the hair plugs out piece by piece. It was very tedious but I got it to work. Hope this helps you ^^
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Ambersuna Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
i have a question i couldn't read the text so i zoomed in by clicking the picture but the picture won't show up now please help me :'(
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CustomAnon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Refresh the pages and try again. Or download the file onto your computer.
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GoSuperSaiyan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
In part one I had alittle trouble with Rainbow Dash (i'm using her)'s head. I couldn't get it off XD So I microwaved it o3o Well now that her hair is gone I can't wait til I get onto the next step : D
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CustomAnon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Oh goodness! I don't think I'd suggest a microwave! You can use hot water to get off the head- dip it in quickly and then pull out. You can cut off the hair before taking off the head if that'd help, too. Or you can use a hair dryer on the head. Though I am a pretty small girl, I can usually pry off a pony head with a little strain.


I just don't advise using a microwave! :P
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GoSuperSaiyan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Lol well I'm really weak XD But i was sure not to let her melt because that would suck D: I think next i'll do this to Rarity....But I need that dang acetone that I plan to get tomorrow.
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Pitafish Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
It was a little hard getting the hair out once the pony as bald, but one method I used was this:

Fill the pony head with water, then shake the head with the neck pointed down. The hair should have collected when wet and gather near the head-neck base. Yay!
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FlossyEyes Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
this tip is amazing thanks >W<
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Pitafish Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
You're very welcome!
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FlossyEyes Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student General Artist
(:
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CustomAnon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
That's a great tip! :) I'll try it sometime.
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PrincesTomboy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to try using a toothpick to get the hair from the other side because the bait I'm using is tiny [haven't because I can't find my toothpicks], would that work?
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CustomAnon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Mm, probably not as well- the hair is pretty hard your toothpick will probably break. What bait are you using? Sweetie belle? if you have a rat tailed comb (fine tooth comb with metal handle) that should work, anything thin and long and metal is good.
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PrincesTomboy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, it was a mcdonalds thing, and I managed to pull the hair out using some surgical forceps [or however you spell it] my dad let me borrow. The toothpicks didn't even fit!
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CustomAnon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
The G4 or the G3? I didn't even think of suggesting forceps, I don't have any, but yes that is a very good way to do it. Glad you got it figured out! :D
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PrincesTomboy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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EpicTwo Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Hardest part for me is gonna take out the tail D:
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AppleGrassxx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What I do is to cut the tail right off at the body, then pull the head off and cut out the head plug. The length of tail left in the body can then be tipped out or pulled with tweezers if it's stuck
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CustomAnon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
The tail removal is really simple. The hard part is getting out the plug. Anything that can get in and pry out the tail will work. Try a crochet hook maybe? YOu can also try sticking something like a bamboo skewer into the tail hole to press the tail contraption up, where you can grab it easier
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EpicTwo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
okay.
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toughtink Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
i'm so glad i found this tutorial!!! but i have a strange question: if i want to reuse the same hair for my pony but rearrange it, will i still need to cut it all off? or is there anyway to take it out of the head without cutting it off? i'm trying to fix up my rarity toy to be a bit more accurate by rearranging where the redviolet and purple hair are, and i'd love to be able to take part of the hair out without taking all of it out, but i'm not sure if that's even possible...
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CustomAnon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
You can. if it was any one but rarity I would just suggest cutting and tying off the hair, but since Rarity does have all the length of the FiM toys, I would suggest wetting the hair and using needle nose pliers to take it out. Keep it wet and slick and try not to pull out too much at a time. once you get a portion of the hair out at the very bottom, you might be able to tug it more gently from the outside.

Swiping the inside with a little bit of acetone might help, too.
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chainsawsareawesome Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makin' a Derpy of my own. Awesome tutorial; it saved me a lot of pain while removing the hair.
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CustomAnon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Oh yay! good luck. glad it helped :)
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KazelKloud Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tut! Totally going do this, thanks.
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