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February 20, 2012
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Spitfire and Soarin customs by Whatpayne Spitfire and Soarin customs by Whatpayne
Spitfire & Soarin Wonderbolt blindbag-customs

These two took few weeks to make (lotsa drying time), overall few dozen hours of active work on them.

I used stock blindbag figures as basis for the work. I carved and resculpted them using small wood carving chisel and FixIt putty to sculpt where needed (both ponies manes, Soarin's tail and wings, their goggles and whatnot else small). The paint I used was games workshop acrylic paints which are absolutely blast to work with (although quite expensive :/). Nice and easy to mix, blend and dry according to needs (and also really easy to clean off thanks to their water solubility). Detailing work was achieved with inkjet waterslide decals carefully cut and applied to where needed... And finally finished with light coat of acrylic clear varnish to seal everything in nicely.

These were made for a friend :icondiftraku: so no, I'm not selling them.

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Ameythst Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Would Sculpy work for manes and tails?
Whatpayne Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never used Sculpy before, but to harden that it requires heating? If so, then I would advice against using heat hardening clays to modify plastic figures because to solidify it you'd then need to toss the entire figure into the oven, and I'm pretty sure the plastic in figures would melt.
Ameythst Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Okay thanks for replying :)
TheRealEssence Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I've been looking into making my own customs just for fun, hopefully someday I can make something as amazing at these :D Absolutely beautiful work
Nsomniotic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. These are FABULOUS. I personally hate making blind bags, I find brushable sized to be way less stressfull. This is exactly why I won't take commissions for them. Because there are people out there like you who do it right! Fantastic job! This may be an odd question, but do you take commissions? Because when I was at BronyCon I had two people asking me about BB customs and I'd rather not do them. I would be happy to send them your way if you do :)

Also I'm pretty sure my friend bought your Luna. And it looks stunning in person.
Whatpayne Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BB's are my specialty it seems. I guess I have the more patience for fine detailed work.
Yeah, commissions. They can be a bit of an drag, true that. I've done couple for friends (such as these). But right now I'm less inclined to do those, at least for the time being I'm afraid... I have couple of other projects on my desk that'll keep me occupied for some time to future.

My Luna BB?! Oh gosh, she hasn't caused any difficulties with the new owner =p

(Btw. Sorry for such late reply, I somehow missed your comment earlier.)
Nsomniotic Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OIt's all good. omg everytime I look at that Luna BB I'm in love lol

I can understand that though, my friend commissions me for a bunch of them and I work in one of his every couple of other commissions, but since I don't accept money up front, unless someone tells me they need the commission by a certain time, I tend to go through my list and pick out which ones I want to do first. They come out better that way. And then it's almost like it being just my on project!

You definitely have more patience than I do, and with my full repaints I end up repainting over and over again because I'm so messy lol. So BBs just drive me nuts! Thankfully you're out there and able to do them lol
FennecHTF Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
they are making a wonderbolts blindbag sculpt i cant wait!
BubbleBerry13 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god.
But I'm poor for ponies. :iconwthplz:

Why we don't have these blindbag figures in Spain?? They're awesome! I'm so jealous. ;___;
L4m3ness Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
wow, lovely
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