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Custom Spike the Dragon by AleximusPrime Custom Spike the Dragon by AleximusPrime
Well I've done what I don't think a lot of people in this fandom have done yet: I took a Spike figure and I made him stand on two legs!

A lot of resculpting was done to this guy but first I had to separate his head, body, tail, and all four legs from each other with an exacto knife and then I drilled holes in them with my dremel and took small nips that I cut off of a used kit rack I got with one of my KRE-Os and glued the parts together with those nibs excluding the front legs. I then took Apoxie Sculpt and spread it around him and sculpted his belly and back and everything else to cover the spaces between his body parts. I then fashioned some new arms and after they hardened, I took more fresh Apoxie and pasted them onto his body. Once everything was dry again, I sanded around it and then coated him with flat black Testors paint everywhere except his eyes and teeth and then used Apple Barrel acrylics to color him. Lastly, I sealed him with Mod Podge.

My cousin was the one who got me to do this and although he isn't a brony, he is a toy customizer also and helped me with this. He did some of the sanding and advised me to coat him with Testors before painting the colors. Looks like everything worked out pretty well too! Only problem is that he has a problem standing straight and leans backwards but at least his tail keeps him from falling all the way down. I'll be more careful next time.

Well I sure do love how this turned out and if I make anymore in the near future, I'll be sure to put them on eBay so stay tuned for more!

MLP © Hasbro
FiM © Lauren Faust

EDIT: Featured on Equestria Daily! www.equestriadaily.com/2013/01…

EDIT:  Again for Spike Day!  www.equestriadaily.com/2015/02…
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:iconmaggie-x-awesomeness:
Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SO PERFECT
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StarHeartCustoms Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SPIKE!! YOUR NOT A DOG! yay! :dummy:
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OkiWolf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I do have a Spike all cut up that I was going to do this to, but I got lazy. It's nice to see how it looks with someone else doing it though. It looks pretty great, I actually had to stop and really look at him to see how much was the old toy and how much was sculpted.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What materials were you going to use to do it with?
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OkiWolf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Hot glue and/or super glue and sculpting clay to fill the gaps/make new hands. I was thinking about putting him in a sitting position to battle the balance issue.
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Nookslider Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My old Renamon toy use to fall over all because of her tail so the only way to fix it is by shifting her tail a bit and she stopped falling afterward.
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TreakleFurs Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I waaannn~t! o////////////o So cute! :3
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tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Will we see a small Peewee?
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trapped-in-eternity Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
wow that is great stuff! Awesome work, he looks amazing!
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AntaresCr302 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok now this is just fantastic!
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GeekGemLadiesman11 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Just cool man.
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williamcll Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Hasbro should fire everyone in charge of making those toys of theirs and hire you people.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They should!
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williamcll Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
or at least, Takara Tomy.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely!
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williamcll Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Though I wish they could have Bandai do it.

P.S. Happy new year from hong kong.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it can obviously only be Hasbro but they did let others make the Hot Topic vinyl ponies.

Thanks! Is it already January on your side of the world?
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williamcll Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
off course.
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uBrosis Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Looks great! :)
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Give your cousin some props because this is really cool. :) I love Spike.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will! :D
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh and I look forward to your review because after this, two week hiatus.
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Nedak1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny, how he is leaning backwards in most of the pics. Who woulda thought tails would be so dense... XD
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not the weight of his tail, he's just imbalanced.
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Nedak1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh alright.
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Hyperwave9000 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
awesome must have been hard to do that :D
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OneRadicalDude Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
You gave me diabetes! :O

Seriously, you did a great job on this custom, dude. :thumbsup: I loved how well-done this is. :)
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I might make more and sell them!
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dustysculptures Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D He looks really awesome man! The paint job is spot on!
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He was tough to paint but I did get it done rather well! :nod:
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dustysculptures Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) not to mention the sculpting is spot on! He's wonderful ^^
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Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
perfect
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HozMark Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG OMG OMG OMG SPIKE!!!!!!!!! :*
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most impressive!
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batosan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude it's really cool! This slays the toy (it's on all four)! Your'e so close on this one it's like, "It's a toy ------ NO?---- WOW!"
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny you said 'slays' because that's kinda what I did to the original toy when I cut him apart... ^^;
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batosan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gaaaaah!---- (hold still little dragon this wont hurt at all!) Eeyaaaargh!
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I kept telling my cousin how wrong I thought it was that we were dismembering him. XD
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batosan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No blood --- No Foul! heheheheheheheh!
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Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very very impressive.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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lordzid Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very sweet job man!!

Just saw the last episode and .... I dont know how to feel about it to be honest...

What do you think? If you dont want to spoil anything for people just send me a PM or here :P depends on you
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I gotta see it again...
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lordzid Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw it this morning and again after a sleep since I just arrived from work at the time.. and I though i was just tired... but argh IDK!!!!
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VoltronZ1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
Nice, very nice.

It's a bit ironic seeing that this week's episode was a Spike episode... And boy was he clumsy in that one.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tha'ts why I put this up today, I thought people might want to see Spike stuff. :3
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AgentBlackBlood Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I think I remember mentioning this idea when you were trying to sell that Twilight Sparkle with sculpted hair. :D Very nice job, too!
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you? I cant remember...
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