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Princess Ladybug  - 2005
3rd generation super long haired earth pony
Custom Modified Pony
NOT Affiliated with Hasbro
Design & Custom by Aikarin

Princess Ladybug is an experimental pony made from a super long haired pony  Her base color is original.  I was testing out a new technique her symbols.  I wrote a tutorial on her creation.
  This pony is NOT FOR SALE.

The pony's hair was dyed a nice strawberry red.  You can still see some of the original color near the base of her scalp.  I didn't want to get too close with the dyes, since her base color is white.  The tinsel in her hair is original.

She has a forehead symbol, which is a plant & a ladybug.  There's a minute scratch on the ladybug's back.  Hmmm...I might go back & try fixing this.

So, you're probably wondering, what's the experimental part?  Well, the symbols are NOT hand painted.  This is my first custom using water-slide decals.  They look pretty good in real life...you wouldn't get this close to actually see the clear edges around each decal.


Here's her non-display side.  She has a ladybug marking her magnet hoof.
The decals seem to be pretty durable, but may crack if the pony's body is flexed,
so I recommend her for display only.  Well, you could play with her if you don't mind some cracks in the symbols. ^_^
Princess Ladybug is an original Aikarin design.
The decals were made by an artist named "Donna".
She is signed & dated under one hoof.
(Don't worry, I'll still be making customs with hand-painted symbols! ^_^)

Here are some additional pictures after some re-working.
Her symbols became a little sticky after sitting around for a few days.
I added more coats of varnish & heavy-duty sealant to them, after re-applying the forehead & hoof symbols.  They look awesome now!

I re-applied the forehead symbol.  It looks perfect now:

And the hoof marking was also re-applied:

Princess Ladybug is NOT FOR SALE.

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