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Wild Fire and friends by OtakuSquirrel Wild Fire and friends by OtakuSquirrel
And because the florescent lighting in my kitchen is terrible, I thought that I would get a nice photo of Wild Fire and the other ponies outside in some natural light.

Fluttershy is missing because making the mold damages the sculpts, so she'll be out of any group shots until I can finish one of the resin kits for her. I needed a darker pink spray paint for her anyway...
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Chibi-Crona Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WANT. THE. WILD. FIRE. ONE.

GIIIIIVE!!!!!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You'd have to fight Sabby for her. ;)
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Chibi-Crona Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but I have gjskafaehrkwir rainbows. She has an art pen.

Well, bribery comes in handy too XD
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Camaendes Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I really think Hasbro(that's the company that makes these right?[I actually know nothing about this..]) Should commission you to make their toys.
Perhaps you should send a couple of samples to them?
They might just like what they see.
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, having Hasbro use my sculpts is a bit of a pipe-dream of mine. It would mean that I could just stick to the fun part of the project (the sculpting) and not have to do all the boring molding and casting anymore. =P
But I honestly don't want to bring too much attention to myself- Hasbro is good about letting the fans do what the fans do, but if one gets too overt... well, they have to go through the motions.
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Camaendes Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I can understand that.
Too much attention = getting sued
Getting sued is never okay, but still.. Hasbro needs to move away from the synthetic hair.. It looks silly.

Imagine a Venusaur toy with a synthetic flower on the back.
It doesn't look good, right?

I would just show them some of your work. It wouldn't hurt am I right?

Or just keep publishing works(which i'm sure you'll keep doing)
I know Marvel finds people it sees suitable on sites like this as well as Tumblr. That's sort of my dream, so I can understand.
Perhaps Hasbro does the same.

Just try, you never know what good will come out of it! :)

No dream is unrealistic, or too far out of reach.
It's just the amount of effort you want to put into your work is what gets you closer.

Remember that.
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Izzie-the-pichu Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Artist
Love it
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LingeringSentiments Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I remember seeing this for the first time and FLIPPING OUT because I thought they were life size, due to the background.
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL! No. They're just on the railing of my back deck. I'm not *that* skilled.
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ponycowsquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Wow! Wild Fire is just amazing!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! She was my first attempt at a full-body repaint on a pony, as well as my first attempts at painting cutie marks and eyes. I was pretty happy with her. =) So was Sibsy.
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ponycowsquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I want to try this but I'm not sure my daughter would want me to foul up her ponies. The molded ponies are very popular in this house.
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL! Yeah, I ended up getting a second of each of my victims when I decided that I was really going to pursue this project. One to keep stock, and the other to mod to my heart's content! =)
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ponycowsquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Ack pressed return too fast. Did you spray-paint Wild Fire or use just a brush? What kind of paint? The pony's body doesn't even look like she was even painted! I don't think my first attempt would even be close to presentable.
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
How did you paint the eyes and mark like that? They're so crisp and clean edged.
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How? First I got a small paintbrush, and then I trimmed off most of it's bristles. Then a steady hand and a serious case of eye-strain. LOL!
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Curiosajess Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student General Artist
omg I love this wildfire pony! Shes so cute!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I put a lot of work into making her. She's my first complete custom that's fully repainted with hand-painted eyes and cutie-marks-- a great challenge. =)
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Curiosajess Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student General Artist
I would buy all your customs too your amazing at this! Please go apply for a job at Hasbro?
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL! No, I'm still angry at Hasbro for what they've done to my Transformers. And I'm a Park Ranger, so I've already got a cool job. =)
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Curiosajess Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student General Artist
aww...well i agree park ranger sounds like it would be an awesome job.
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Burossamu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wildfire Looks. AMAZING! I usually don't like molded hair, but you.. you make it look AMAZING!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, I hope I manage to change more opinions about sculpted hair-- your's is one that I've been hearing a lot. I also hope to inspire some more artists out there to give this a go; there's a lot of potential with this, and all it takes is a bit more time and attention to do something truly wonderful... and there are honestly more characters out there than I can fathom making sculpts for... although I certainly am going to try!
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Burossamu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well here's a challenge: Celestia and/or Luna !
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heheh... I very much want to do a mane and tail for Celestia, and a more extensive kit for Nightmare Moon (transparent blue-tinted resin with glitter for mer mane and tail, all her armor, and new wings...)

for Luna, I'm not sure if I want the kit to be for the Celestia toy, or if I should make it for the regular sized pony toy... I guess I could do both...

Anyway, we're looking at stuff that still a long ways away... *sign* Stupid full time job.
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Burossamu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:( Well maybe you could do little bits of different projects at a time (If you aren't already)
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm trying to multitask... but I seem to do better (and faster) work if I focus on only one sculpt at a time. This is especially true now that I'm casting and filling orders...

I've already started dissecting a Celestia toy; it's figuring out which character I want to make first that's the bigger problem. =p
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PinkRose10 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
nice photo
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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PinkRose10 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
;)
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BB-K Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first I thought that's Octavia. :o
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll eventually get around to Octavia, cause you know, bow ties are cool. ;)
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TheMarquisOfDorks Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Very nice. :) I love it.

How did you get that eye for her? It seems nice and "clean" compared to some painted-on eyes I've seen on customs.
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For Wildfire? I just painted it. I was a bit nervous about it as I hadn't painted anything by hand in decades (I used to paint Warhammer minitures in elementary school through high-school) so I printed out a picture of what I wanted, and then took a shot at it. I haven't really compared it to any other customs out there, my goal was to capture the look of the eyes that come stock on the toys.
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RegnbogsRus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My god thats epic :D
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, just wait until I have all the main six done. ;)
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AniRichie-Art Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMg, a Wildfire custom, that is AWESOME!!!!! XD
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She'll be even more awesome when Sibsy actually has her. ;)
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AniRichie-Art Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! :thumbsup:
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist
you custom made that??? it's amazing!!!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep. All the manes and tails are mine, and Wild Fire was also completely repainted by me. =)
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist
awesome!
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xrwarramen Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
HOLYSHITTHISISSOBADASS!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup, I've been making awesome happen since early August. ;)
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xrwarramen Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Do you commission ocs?
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not usually. This was a special case here. Right now I'm focusing on characters in the show. When I run out of them... who knows.
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xXFelidaecatXx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Kawaii Desuuu!!!!
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goukai Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :) there all cute together!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
=)

The only bad part is that because Wild Fire gets shipped off tomorrow, I wont be able to get a group shot with Fluttershy and Wild Fire until I finish one of my Fluttershy kits and make a Wild Fire for myself. I'll probably have Pinkie and Dash finished by the time I can manage that feat!
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goukai Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cant wait till she has it in her hands! ^_^ to see her face is going to be so cute :P (and Sibsy if you see this you know it going to be so true /)^3^(\ )
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