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Here is a pic of the lightbox. I made it with 2" strips of foamcore, some packing tape and some fabric I bought at Walmart. It cost me less than $5 total. Hopefully it works well.

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I got some stuff done since posting last, just didn't get pictures uploaded.

 

Yesterday and today have seen little progress with painting though. Instead, I began working on my daughter's birthday decorations for next weekend. She wants My Little Pony, so that is what she is going to get.

 

Any further suggestions would be awesome.

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I need to find a way to play pin the tail on the pony, or something. Also, a pony-piñata would be nice. My wife made a test run of a rainbow cheesecake today and it turned out great.

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I need to find a way to play pin the tail on the pony, or something. Also, a pony-piñata would be nice. My wife made a test run of a rainbow cheesecake today and it turned out great.

 

There were some games on the Nightmare Night episode that would be easy to replicate... Stuff like bobbing for apples (biting them off a string might be less messy) or a rice bag toss. Oh, and a looooong time ago my son and a friend would pretend to be dinosaurs by making 'tails' out of scarves tucked into their waist bands.

 

My little girls would be jealous of your party plans if I let them see the pictures. :D

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I will try and watch that episode with my daughter in the next couple of days to get some ideas. Thanks!
A friend gave me an AMAZING idea tonight! MLP Standees!
I found some standees online and made cutfiles for them. I am not a fan of their bases and am thinking that I will quick-cut some foamcore with some slots and glue them to those for stability.

 

I am going to try and make some props/buildings for them to go with so that they can play with them with the standees and her massive MLP collection. Maybe she will even want to use her painted minis with said terrain (oh the geeky possibilities!).

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Made cutfiles for an old model from WWG. The stables from VillageWorks will be perfect for what I am doing. Now to decide how many to make...

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Alright, I decided to put the standees in foamcore bases. My daughter then came in to see that I had 12 pony standees (two of each of the six main characters). She promptly, without skipping a beat, requested that I "please make lots of ponies, Daddy...please." Well, what can I say, the girl has me wrapped around her finger. I just spent the last few hours hunting down images of various characters from the show. I am now up to 23 different characters and 30 total MLP standees (duplicate of Princess Cadence due to accidentally printing her twice).
The plan is to give the standees some more stables to hang out in and a couple of buildings too.
(sorry about the lighting in the pic, it was the only way I could seem to get it to not be too dark).

 

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Awww, so cute! Bestest birthday party ever!! I really love the stable idea, way fun, and they look pretty simple to make. :)

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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SwiftScenic-style Ponyville house and six new standees.
My kid saw all of the standees this morning and said "Good job, Daddy. You are working hard. Keep going. You have a lot of ponies to make."
And to think, I was under the impression that I was done with standees...

 

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I am hoping to get some work done on my exchange mini tonight, but this project is eating all my available time. I am going to push to get this done (or at least done for now) and maybe even a base coat on a mini...

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