I've been a fan of MLP since I was a kid in the 80s, watching it on TV. One of my favorite ponies was Firefly. Inspired by the new show and some of the customs my friends are trying their hands at, I decided to tackle one myself.
I have a few ideas but I decided the best way to start would be with a fairly simple one, a G4 Firefly!
Fittingly, she began life as a G4 Rainbow Dash. I took off her cutie mark and eyes with acetone. She's been repainted with acrylics and spray sealed. Her lightning bolts are inspired by Ms. Faust's concept art for Firefly back before she got the greenlight for MLP:FIM. They've been done in blue (supposed metallic, but it doesn't show up well) model enamel paint. (the enamel is under the spray coat too, so it's not tacky)
Some of her paint got nicked when I re-haired her and I don't know what to do about the way her neck looks, but more experienced customizers are having trouble with that. Her head turns and she's kinda cute
She's been haired with a custom blend of Water Nixie and Forget Me Not. I added more holes so she has a super-thick mane. I know the colors don't match up with the G1s, but I thought the combo would work and I think it did!
alas I'm at a loss on what to do with her hair for styling. I kinda like the slightly ragged look, but I'm not sure on how to get it to fall the way I'd like. At the moment it kind sticks up all over unless I brush it down. I'm scared of cutting it into bangs like the concept art and it's such a pretty color.
anyway, here's my first completed custom!