Well, I removed the tattoos, then went for a more show-accurate appearance. I think they cleaned up pretty nice, don't you?
If I ever feel ambitious enough, I may attempt to draw the cutie marks on the opposite sides.
Also, this month marks my 1 year as a brony. Yeah!
Tattoo remover: Goof Off [link]
Paint used: Tamiya Color Acrylic model paint [link]
Time spent: 6 hours (for both)
PS, I'm not entirely pleased with the color i used on Dashie's wings, but it will have to do for now.. may fix later. **UPDATE!! FIXED!**--> [link]
Front view: [link]
Opposite side view: [link]
Rear view: [link]
EDIT: EQD feature, SO AWESOME!
ALSO: Design-A-Pony Luna added! [link]
Also, did you mix it with the flat white with the gloss paint (for the mane) to get the right shade, or?
I'm kind of a noob with this sort of paint so I wanted to ask someone who might know > o <
Thank you if you answer this, these customs look so awesome!
Can you remove her tattoos with nail polish remover? I'm not American and can't get 'Goof off'. I just wanted to ask since I don't want to damage her.
Nail Polish usually contains Acetone, which is the main ingredient of Goof-Off. If I were you, I would dab some underneath her hoof and let it sit for a few seconds, then wipe it off. If there appears to be no damage/discoloration/shine left behind, you should be safe. Just be careful around the eyes and cutie mark, as they will also wipe off.
Good luck, I hope this helps you!
and always make sure you test it on a hidden area first to make sure you don't damage the plastic.
Sorry for the delay, I was on holidays and didn't check my messages, I hope this helps!
As described above, I used Goof Off, which is an Acetone-based paint/glue remover solution dabbed onto a paper towel (or q-tip, depending on where the tattoo was). keep in mind the solution WILL remove any kind of paint on the figure (Tattoos, cutie mark, eyes) so be careful around them. The body is colored plastic, so the solution shouldn't hurt the coloring (test on the bottom of the hoof or something first).
As for painting, I used Tamiya Color acrylic model paint (though I'm sure any decent acrylic paint will do). I used plain gloss paint for the mane/tail, and a flat/satin paint for the wings. To get the right coloring, it was trial-and-error. Just mix white with yellow and play with it. I used a very fine tip brush and a steady hand to paint.
Hope this helps!
And yesh, she is best princess (and best pony too in my opinion)
They turned out fabulous!
You can never have too many Rainbow Dashes.