Dear self: Please stop doing shit the hard way. Thanks. 

I apparently don’t have a needle for my sewing machine that’s appropriate for sewing heavy-ish pleather, so I’m hand-stitching five holsters for my costume for comic-con: one ankle holster, a pair that attach to the harness I made to act as shoulder holsters, and two drop thigh holsters for the giant guns I got because I couldn’t find anything smaller at the dollar store. 

On the bright side, I’m almost done. I only have to add the straps that go from my belt to the thigh holsters to actually be finished. I’m just procrastinating because all of that hand stitching is pretty much the opposite of fun. 

Here’s the ankle holster. I might post the others when I get a chance.

(PS: All of the holsters are made from an old Car Bra and a back brace I wasn’t using anymore. Repurposing for the win!)

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My Little X-Force is DONE! :D They may look slightly less impressive up close than they do from a distance, but IDC, they’re only for me. The paint is a bit messy on some (most) of them, but they were my first go at painting on that scale, so I like them well enough anyway.

I tried to be accurate-ish on the ones whose uniforms I took from the comic, but some of them have their costumes pretty much made up because they had “official” uniforms that either I hated and/or thought were impractical *coughcough* Psylocke and X-23 *cough*, or that didn’t match the grey and black colour scheme. (My ponies, my prerogative to change things, ‘k? XD Except for the holes in Psylocke’s suit, because they were too ridiculous not to preserve in her ponification.)

(Also, I just realised that even in tiny pony form, Scott Summers manages to look insufferably smug, and about a third of the rest of them look like they’re going to hurt someone.)

More pony progress! I’ve got all thesculpting done I think I need to do, and now there’s a bunch of sanding to be done before I can paint. I ended up having to mold one more set of guns (for Fantomex) because I had only made three sets. I’m being lazy and molding out of sculpey and not resin like I should be (because I’d have to go figure out where I put said resin, and I don’t feel like it right now), but they haven’t turned out too badly. I also only made them one-sided because if I made them full two-part guns they wouldn’t fit on the ponies properly. Having one good side and one flat side just works better in terms of proportion and ease of attachment.

One of the most difficult bits of sculpting was, weirdly, the shoulder details for Kurt and Logan. (And jackets, which I just gave up on. Fantomex and Storm got really warm and took them off, okay? That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. It has nothing at all to do with the fact that I’m shite at sculpting clothes, nope. XD)

FTR, these guys are all either 2005 or 2008 McD’s prize ponies, and the character/pony list is: Deadpool and X-23-‘05 Wysteria; Cable-‘05 Sparkleworks; Logan and Psylocke-‘08 Toola-roola; Hope-‘05 Minty; Kurt and Fantomex-‘05 Pinkie Pie; Archangel and Neena-‘08 Pinkie Pie; Cyclops-‘05 Butterscotch (modified slightly, because what the hell was that original head pose?); Storm-‘08 Cheerilee.

(And yes, that is Wade lurking over there on the left in the first photo. He’s practicing stealth mode.)

Because I forgot to post a photo before now: I haz a new kitteh! :D Her name is Raven. She’s cute but is already proving to be a little shit who likes getting into places she’s not supposed to.

Because I forgot to post a photo before now: I haz a new kitteh! :D Her name is Raven. She’s cute but is already proving to be a little shit who likes getting into places she’s not supposed to.

Pony progress! Neena (front center) is just about ready for painting. The others might take a while-pretty much everyone still needs a bunch of sculpting done. Archangel is second-nearest to done, but still needs some bits added, and I still need to pick up Storm’s wing donor. (Also, Cable, Hope, Scott, Psylocke and Kurt have their horns now, so yay! )
(Not pictured: the littlest PonyPool, who is finished but might need a touch-up.)

Pony progress! Neena (front center) is just about ready for painting. The others might take a while-pretty much everyone still needs a bunch of sculpting done. Archangel is second-nearest to done, but still needs some bits added, and I still need to pick up Storm’s wing donor. (Also, Cable, Hope, Scott, Psylocke and Kurt have their horns now, so yay! )

(Not pictured: the littlest PonyPool, who is finished but might need a touch-up.)

:D Got my list for my personal My Little X-Force finished. I went with the basic Wolverine-led Uncanny X-Force roster, then added who I wanted from other incarnations. Nate and Neena are pretty much a given because I like Wade, Nate and Neena as a team, and the others I just sort of added in to fill things out. I know that there would never actually be such a massive X-Force team (not to mention that putting Deadpool and Cable on the same team as Cyke at the same time is proooobably not the best idea in the world), but hey, my brainmeats, my choice for team-up.

  • Deadpool (because there are never enough Deadpools in the world. Ever.)
  • Cable (duh, because Deadpool)
  • Domino (also duh, because Cable)
  • Wolverine (contractually obligated to appear in anything even tangentially X-men related)
  • Fantomex (even though he’s occasionally annoying)
  • Archangel 
  • Psylocke
  • Cyclops (for the lulz)
  • Storm (because reasons)
  • Hope (see above, regarding Cable and Dom.)

I’m also debating who the last two ponies will be. I was thinking Colossus + Forge, but Nightcrawler (or AOA Nightcrawler,) + X-23 is also a possibility. Only problem: I can’t remember what Cyke’s XF uniform looks like. I have refs for everyone else, but Scott’s a little harder and I might just make something up. Current pony species breakdown is: Deadpool, Dom, Logan, Laura, and Fantomex-Earth ponies; Cable, Kurt, Psylocke, Scott, and Hope-unicorns; Archangel and Storm-pegasi. (Colossus and Forge are as-yet undetermined because I thik I may be using Kurt and Laura instead.)

(I realise that I may in fact be a massive geek for even doing this, but IDGAF. I need my awesome superhero/pony fantasy team crossover of doom.)

*high pitched squealing* I just got the chance to sit down and watch the Deadpool movie test footage, and it is possibly the most perfect encapsulation of the character I’ve seen outside of the original comics run. The suit is perfect (I love that you can still pretty much tell who’s under the mask), the scene is flawless (YESSSSS to Wade sitting there drawing himself decapitating that one unfortunate dude), and the whole thing, short as it was, just confirmed that Ryan Reynolds is/was/will always be the right choice for him. I KNEW he would be perfect after the five minutes or so he got to be awesome in the W:O movie, and this test footage didn’t disappoint. There just wasn’t enough of it. :( 

All I really have to say is WHERE THE FUCK IS THE REST OF MY MOVIE? I’ve seen more of the older script, but not the apparent PG-13 (which, what? How do you PG-13-ify Wade Wilson?) version that’s what they’re actually supposed to be using. Now that I’ve seen some actual footage and fallen more than a little in love with RR-Pool, I’m almost angry that this is all we’ve got right now.

Plz to be giving me my DP movie nao? I will offer all the tacos for this to happen some time in the next couple years.

(Note that I am distracting myself from the terrible news and awfunless of people on the internet that keeps coming by expressing comic character love, so this is intentionally shallow and squee-ful. Sorry. I just can’t focus on serious stuff right now.)

One basket of pony parts, extra crispy. XD
But srsly: these are my bait ponies, half-prepped for customizing. The white on all of them is from where I had to carve off the molded-on tails and repair the legs. That’s all already cured and sanded as smooth as I could get it, but they still need to have the mane remnants pulled/scraped out of the heads and the paint stripped so I can give them a base coat and then start sculpting.
I actually will be able to do one pegasus (and I could do more if I was so inclined) because I discovered that my local dollar store has these cheap pegasus ponies with detachable wings for a dollar. A buck doesn’t seem too bad for a decent set of wings that are the right size for these guys, so I may end up picking up a couple more of those ponies to pop the wings off. (I only got one, since the current plan only calls for one pegasus. My main pony project with these guys is a My Little X-Force.)
(And augh, I just realised that I will be push-molding a LOT of little guns for this lot.)

One basket of pony parts, extra crispy. XD

But srsly: these are my bait ponies, half-prepped for customizing. The white on all of them is from where I had to carve off the molded-on tails and repair the legs. That’s all already cured and sanded as smooth as I could get it, but they still need to have the mane remnants pulled/scraped out of the heads and the paint stripped so I can give them a base coat and then start sculpting.

I actually will be able to do one pegasus (and I could do more if I was so inclined) because I discovered that my local dollar store has these cheap pegasus ponies with detachable wings for a dollar. A buck doesn’t seem too bad for a decent set of wings that are the right size for these guys, so I may end up picking up a couple more of those ponies to pop the wings off. (I only got one, since the current plan only calls for one pegasus. My main pony project with these guys is a My Little X-Force.)

(And augh, I just realised that I will be push-molding a LOT of little guns for this lot.)

Snagged some small bait ponies at Bronycon (old McD’s toys) for customs I’m thinking of doing. Most of them are okay, but dear god, I don’t think Hasbro could have made some of them much uglier if they’d actually made an effort. (LOL@ G3 pony hideousness.) I picked out the least weirdly-posed of the ones they were selling, but I swear some of them appeared to be in the middle of some bizarre vertical Exorcist-style head spinning. Only bad thing is I completely forgot that I needed at least one pegasus and didn’t check whether there were any in the bin, so I only got earth ponies. Oh, well. That’s what sculpey is for, right?

A pair of PinkiePools! :D :D :D 

I had to do it. The power of Pinkie, Wade and chimichangas compelled me. :D :D  (Also, because I *still* cannot watch The Last Roundup without cackling.) I present to you Pinkamena Diane Pie, A.K.A. The Mare With The Mouth, A.A.K.A. “OH GOD SHUT UP.”

These girls took so. fucking. long. to make, but they are totally, totally worth it. <3 The hair alone took me a couple days to do, because it’s all chaining and then doing 3sc in each chain to get the appropriate degree of curliness. Then there was making all of the weapons and the holsters, and stitching everything together, which also took a while. (After, of course, making the actual ponies themselves, which required a constant red-to-black back and forth transition.) It cost me a bunch of hand pain and some slightly scorched fingertips due to hot glue, but I’m really happy with the end result of all the work.

Needless to say, PonyPool is extremely happy to now have someone around who ~understands~ him. (Especially his love of Inherently Funny Words. Like chimichanga. And kumquat. And, now, apparently thanks to Pinkie, pickle barrel, which is technically a phrase, I guess.)

Credit for the Pinkiefied Deadpool logo goes to the awesome artists who’ve been drawing  PinkiePools with it. It was kind of a PITA to replicate in felt and paint, but it adds a lot to them.

(Only one of these girls is mine, BTW; the other is a donation for the Bronycon charity auction.)