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.
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....
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
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)
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?
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?
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 ^^
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.
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.
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
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...
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.