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Monkey Island, but with PONIES!

posted by Jen Kollic on - last edited - Viewed by 1.4K users

Well, since I've already made Kirby versions of Guybrush, Elaine and Morgan, I could only think of one thing that could top that kind of crossover. A crossover with REAL BRUSHABLE HAIR! You know, like just about every single girl's toyline of the 1980s. Speaking of girl's toylines from the 80s, I recently got a load of vintage My Little Ponies (which were all in terrible condition just in case there's any angry collectors out there!) off eBay for me to experiment on, because I wanted to try my hand at customising My Little Ponies. You know, for science and junk.

Without further ado, meet Guinea Pony #1:

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A pirate, eh? Well, that can be arranged... with some acetone, a scalpel and a scalping. Because the Three Trials are for PEOPLE, not ponies.

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Oh, it's much too late for that Pony!Guybrush. Much, much too late...

Scrubbing, scalping and otherwise preparing the ponies for customisation takes a while, so you can amuse yourself by using the disembodied heads to freak out your flatmates. That's what I did anyway.

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The teal pony head on the right may or may not be related to the Monkey Island/My Little Pony project. Or I might just put it in my flatmate's bed while he's asleep.

Next, sculpting!

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I'm using Milliput epoxy putty to sculpt the outfit, unfortunately this means I have to do it in stages. I'm hoping to finish it tonight, so there should be more pics later.

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  • This is really awesome. I wish I had artistic abilities like that...so cool...

  • I found the skintone on the legs distracting, honestly, I think it might even look better if there isn't any at all.
    On the other hand, if you leave it, I think it's fine as it is.

    Also, it looks wonderful. I love it. The eyes and various details really bring it all together (it already looked great before, but now it looks better than great).
    Can't want to see it with hair on.

  • This is looking so good, you're amazing.

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    Wow! Great paint job... I'm so impressed with the eyes, they look like originals.

  • What looks the best for me is the coat. Honestly you have a nice talent there.

  • @Jen Kollic said: Now, it has been suggested to me that I should blend the blonde hair/feathering on his hooves in with the skintone more so there's not such an abrupt jump between skin and hair. But it's also been suggested to me that I should leave it the way it is. What do you guys think?



    I would say blend it. It draws my eye too much down to his feet the way it is now.

    Don't you have to take the pony's head off to rehair it? I would have thought you'd do that before finalizing the painting and sculpting, so that the decapitation wouldn't mess up any of your work. (I only know a tiny bit about pony customization, so humor me.)

    He looks great so far, I'm really looking forward to seeing the end result!

  • Thanks guys! I'll have a bash at blending the hair on the feet to see if that looks better, if not then I'll use Avistew's suggestion and get rid of the skintone entirely. Re-hairing may take a while, as this'll be the first time I've done it. Apparently it's the worst and most time consuming part of the process, hurrah!

    @zhebrica said: Don't you have to take the pony's head off to rehair it? I would have thought you'd do that before finalizing the painting and sculpting, so that the decapitation wouldn't mess up any of your work. (I only know a tiny bit about pony customization, so humor me.)

    Yes, the head does have to come off for re-hairing, but right now it's detachable. It's already been pulled off, and I pared some of the plastic off the socket so it comes on and off pretty easily. I was worried about damaging the paint when I re-haired him, but the tutorials I looked up all said to re-hair once the painting was done. I mixed a whole pot of the skintone colour so that I could patch it up easily enough if there's any damage. (plus I'm using the same colour for Pony!Elaine)

  • Improvement on hooves, y/n? (also I've started rehairing!)

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  • I like the hooves better now.... do you need my address so you can send me this in the mail? :D

  • This is so weird, I never thought that I would want a pony before, but this is just looking so good. How dare you make me want to own a pony :D

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