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Baby Sea Lettuce - 2008
Custom Modified Pony
NOT Affiliated with Hasbro
Custom by Aikarin

A small tropical storm washed over the shores and the waves carried in a tiny little merpony.  The merpony's skin was pearly green and her shiny tail was covered with sparkles and tiny glass bubbles.  A tiny green glittered shell design marks her magnet hoof.

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This baby merpony wears a cute swirly wire bracelet adorned with chunky glass beads and light olivine Swarovski crystals.  The bracelet is removable.

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Her hair is nylon and rooted in four stripes: bright neon green, medium moss green, lighter spruce green with a touch of blue, and dark forest green.  The hair was twirled around a silver-tone wire "hair stick" topped with an olivine Swarovski crystal and a chunky clear glass bead.  A "twist" on the classic merpony bun. ^_^  No hairspray or elastic bands were used.  The hair was just wrapped, and then knotted at the base.
Baby Sea Lettuce's tail was sculpted from two-part epoxy over a wire base.  It was painted with many layers of glossy paint, then sprinkled with clear iridescent glitter and tiny clear glass beads.

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The end of the tail is actually a neon greenish-yellow color, not as yellow as the pictures.
Baby Sea Lettuce was named for her ruffled tail, which does look a bit like a leaf of lettuce!
This merpony's eyes are dark green with a lime green ring near the pupil.  Her eyes were given a thick glossy topcoat.  She wears a subtle layer of sheer green iridescent eyeshadow.  Lashes were painted in black.

Baby Sea Lettuce is a CUSTOM PONY, not affiliated with Hasbro, and this design will not be repeated.  She is signed and dated under one hoof.

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Work-In-Progress pics & commentary:

The sculpting was a lot easier because of the small size.  The attachment of the tail to the body is the hardest part.  I'm not 100% happy with the tip of the tail.  It has a wire mesh base as well.  The mesh limits how thin and "natural" the tail looks. 

I do like the gradient paint job, though.  I selected a green to yellow gradient to complement the pony's pearly green base.  The overall package is like a small, adorable jewel. ^_^

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