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Maiden's Mist - 2007
Custom Modified Pony
NOT Affiliated with Hasbro
Design by Jael
Custom by Aikarin



It's about time!  The long-awaited 2007 Midsummer Pony Design Contest winner is ready to be unveiled!  She is a white unicorn with a double horn and a lion's tail.


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Maiden's Mist is quite a complicated pony.  Her tail was sculpted from scratch and an extra horn was added.  These were made from epoxy clay.  This pony's base was a 1st release Rarity the Unicorn.  Her whole body was repainted with many layers of pearlescent white paint.  In this view, you can see her gentle peach colored blush.


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Maiden's Mist's eyes are gold/pink/turquoise with black lashes and a tiny golden cross for an accent.  They were given a light coat of gloss varnish.

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A picture of her non-display side, showing her gradient-dyed hair in all of its glory!  It is extra long white nylon hair, first dipped in turquoise, then in yellow.  I curled her hair into four sections.

Here, you can also see her sculpted tail.  There is a wire base underneath, to give it more support.  It was painted in the same gradient colors as her mane.  I thought about making the tuft at the tip out of real hair, but it wouldn't be as neat.


[above] Her hooves were rooted with fuzzy yarn that was teased apart, and clear iridescent and turquoise holographic tinsel for extra sparkle.

[right] Her lovely symbol is a maiden carrying a flower.  It was painted mostly freehand in a very dark brown color and shaded with antique golden highlights.  I love her peaceful expression!


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Here she is again...the whole package!  The feet looked a bit weird at first, but I've really grown fond of them.  I wish the color was a bit "greener" to match with the tail & mane.  The difference is not that pronounced in real life, though.  Looking at the sketches again, perhaps I should have included more white fuzz and less colored fuzz.  Sculpted feet might be nice too.  It's tough trying to match the color of things with different textures/materials!

My favorite part must be the double horn.  The gold-on-white color scheme is just classically beautiful!  This pony was technically challenging to make, and I must admit she's not 100% identical to the sketch, but I enjoyed every single minute of it! ^_^

Maiden's Mist is a CUSTOM PONY, not affiliated with Hasbro, and this design will not be repeated.
She is signed and dated under one hoof.  This custom will be moving to her new home with Jael, so she is NOT for sale.

 

Since this pony took so long to complete, she has a lot of work-in-progress pics:

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