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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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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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