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Design-A-Pony(s) painted by DerpyMadness Design-A-Pony(s) painted by DerpyMadness
Remember the tattooed design-a-ponys that came out not too long ago? [link]

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, :iconrdsoawesomeplz: SO AWESOME!

ALSO: Design-A-Pony Luna added! [link]
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Ugh. These are so good DX I bought a design-a Fluttershy with the intent to clean her up as well. I hope I can get her to look nice although I've never done this before 8D; At least now I know it IS possible to make her look nice!
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.
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like them.

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!
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ZimmyRose Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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PandaPopcorn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh I love it. Apolgese if this question has already been asked but what other things can I use instead of goof off to remove the tattoos? Ive seen someone use nailvarnish remover but it leaves a black stain/smudge. I dont think I can get hold of goof off which is why I as :)
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hmm, when I first used the goof off, it left a stain, but it would come off with more goof off. Maybe just need to apply more nailvarnish remover...
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!
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HustlerSophie Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Photographer
I've just bought some paint to try this! :) do you have a method for painting between dashs' wings and mane? It's a very small gap!
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nope, just a small brush and a very steady hand ;)
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Smudge-Proof Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am thinking about doing the same thing with Fluttershy. Could you give me (the total newbie to this) pointers how you removed the tattoos, and what kind of paint you used?
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

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!

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Smudge-Proof Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Sorry about the remover part, I have missed it in the description. How did you manage to match the shade of the paint yellow to the wings?
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
just mix white with the yellow until proper shade is achieved. Keep in mind, however, that paint always appears lighter until it dries and darkens up. When trying to match the wings, mix the paint until it is slightly lighter than the body color, then when it dries it should be close. It is mostly trial and error. Look at rainbow dash, I had to paint her wings twice and it still didn't look right. I waited awhile and did it again, seen here: derpymadness.deviantart.com/ar… (On the picture it still doesn't look right, but in person it looks flawless).
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Smudge-Proof Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Hope I am not overbearing, but how much paint did you need?
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Very little. A drop can go a long way...
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Smudge-Proof Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I will let you know when I make actual developments on the project.
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Sounds good!
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NathMalorin Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh shit. I need this. 
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aimeeDASH Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
this is awsome say yay fluttershy yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconfluttershyyayplz:yay
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aimeeDASH Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
whoooo you rock
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MonotonyArt Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My favorite two ponies! YAAAAAAAAAY!
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:D
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Cupcake1289 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Wow, these look AMAZING! I've seen the ones with the tattoos in the store, they honestly aren't that grand... But this looks awesome, you got the mane and tail extremely detailed on Rainbow Dash, and on Fluttershy, the mane is the EXACT color. Great job!
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Update! fixed the coloring: [link]
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you! I will actually be updating the rainbow dash one this week, I find the green is too dark and the wings don't quite match up to the body color.
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AnimalAnimeFan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
i want to do this with the Design A pony Luna that's coming out! i want her sooo bad :/ i'm gonna get two, and paint the second one into Cadance, because she basically has Cadance's mold. and her hair will be accurate for once!! :D i can't wait!!!
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WHHAATTTT?!?!

When is that coming out? How did I miss that one?

:iconlunahuzzahplz: (Luna is best princess)
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AnimalAnimeFan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
lol yep!! she's in the 2013 New York toy fair. they have the whole vid up on YouTube. i love this particular Luna because she's actually blue for once and not purple like all her other toys!! :D

And yesh, she is best princess (and best pony too in my opinion) :)
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
She looks awesome, can't wait to get that one!
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AnimalAnimeFan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
:)
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Got mine done! [link]

Its a shame she isn't actually blue, though. I may fix it.
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sugarrush-pony Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
These both look amazing! Great job!
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Salaura Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted to get the design-a-pony Fluttershy for just this reason!
They turned out fabulous!
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks, I actually got them for the Fluttershy as well, seeing as I already have the Funko Rainbow Dash Vinyl figure. After I finished painting Fluttershy, I looked at Dash and figured, why not?
You can never have too many Rainbow Dashes.
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Salaura Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The same cannot be said of Pinkie Pies! XD
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mooncustoms Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Very nice even color.
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks, though now that I look at it more, the green is a little dark.. I may fix it one day.
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Evabadeva Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist
These are awesome! ive wanted to do this for a while now :D
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Which parts did you have to paint over?
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I only painted on the white parts (mane, tail, and wings), the tattoos washed off with Goof Off. The bodies are colored, molded plastic so no need to paint them. The eyes and cutie marks were already on them.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. I gotta get these, they may be tattooed but they're practically made for customizers! Where did you find yours?
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, they are expensive!
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andypriceart Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
excellent! they look great!
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! :iconrainbowdashsqueeplz:
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ob2kenobi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
This is great! I've been wanting to do this since these came out. I found it impossible to find proper paint colors though. Tamiya seems to be acrylic. I thought you were supposed to use enamel for this kind of stuff? Did you use the X24 Clear Yellow for Fluttershy?
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Actually the Acrylic turned out to be perfect for this application, set up nice and shiny. I had trouble finding proper colors as well, i had to mix a few to get them to work. As for Fluttershy, I simply used the flat yellow and mixed with flat white to achieve desired color.
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xargos32 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Nice work! I see what you mean about Rainbow Dash's wing color being a little bit off, but it isn't that bad.

So Goof Off worked on the tattoos? Hmmm, I may have to consider buying these after all...
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DerpyMadness Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Goof off works perfect for the tattoos, but keep in mind that the eyes and cutiemarks are applied with the same type of paint, so be careful..
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xargos32 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Noted. Thanks for the info.
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