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Raising the Moon by SameAsUsual Raising the Moon by SameAsUsual
Well, this is it. My second pony figure is finally done!
This time it's the Princess of the Night carrying out her royal duty.

She stands approx. 140mm/5,5" tall
Made of Super Sculpey and ProCreate
Painted with acrylics
Twinkling mane and tail with around 90 points of light
Horn lighted by one blue and one white LED
Replaceable horns, transparent or regular blue
Custom wooden base

Video of mane/tail

Detailed views (large image!)



This one really pushed my limits. I can honestly say that there has been blood, sweat and tears involved in this, but it's been worth it! :aww:


Thanks to:

:iconfrozenpyro71: for his super wing sculpting tutorial
My dad for helping me with a lot of reference pictures for the wing pattern
Everyone else involved in this community for keeping me inspired enough to actually finish this and all my other pieces! :D



Lot of credit to :iconfyre-flye:
MLP © Hasbro
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:icontamsinrj:
tamsinrj Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OH MY GALLIFREY THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!

... I think this is the best one I've seen so far. Love it. <3
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DigidestinedAzukia Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This figurine is phenomenal!  Just a question, though-could you possibly explain how you did the lights, or recommend any tutorials that I could learn from?  I'm a sculpting noob, but I want to sculpt a figurine for my best friend for christmas with light-up parts: any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated!
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Thank you!

Sorry for the late reply. The mane and tail were made as separate pieces which i cut in half after baking them.
I then added fiber optic strands from the inside and glued it all back together. The light strands the runs down inside the legs into the base where the actual lights are.
The light for the horn is placed inside the head.
For tutorials on fiber optics I would recommend looking at tutorials on plastic models and such, as they are quite common.

Something like this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDtuw6…

hope that helped a bit :)
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:icondigidestinedazukia:
DigidestinedAzukia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!  And thank you so much!  This really helps me, I think I can figure out how to do the figurine I'm wanting to light up now!  I really appreciate you taking the time to respond!
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:iconhessanite:
Hessanite Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see this and am struck with the idea for a Nightlight Luna.
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:icontwighlight23:
Twighlight23 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
oh i just love this!  and the amount of work you put into it Really shows!  :D wonderfull
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:iconmononokehimesan200:
MononokeHimeSan200 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
May I have something like this commished?
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:iconmlp-and-smlunalover:
mlp-and-smLunaLover Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm lost for words, ITS SO BEAUTIFUL! Looks like I found some.
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:iconthe-pyromanecer:
The-Pyromanecer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nice dedication. Glad someone did the stars in her hair. But what about her horn?
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Thanks!

What what about her horn?
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:iconthe-pyromanecer:
The-Pyromanecer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
In the video it doesn't glow
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Ah
I turned it of because it made the mane look too dark in the video:)
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:iconthe-pyromanecer:
The-Pyromanecer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh. How many have you made and are they for sale?
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
I've only managed one, and will most likely not make another.
It was probably one of the most intricate and time consuming works that I've ever done.
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:iconvocaloidfanatic:
VocaloidFanatic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I want to buy this so much
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:iconsupuhstar:
Supuhstar Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

THIS

IS THE BEST

NIGHT LIGHT

EVER!!!!


How much? o3o

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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
THANKS!!! :aww:

Unfortunately, this one isn't for sale
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:iconsupuhstar:
Supuhstar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How much to commission another?
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:iconlowcone494:
Lowcone494 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would buy this if it were not for two things. 1, its (that im aware of) not for sale, and 2, im sure it would be more than i have. 
Still, AMAZING!!. you sir, get a brooof. /)
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:iconwaningdaylight:
WaningDaylight Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want this. 
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:iconinfinteshine:
Infinteshine Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My jaw has just hit the floor. This is plain stunning! What wouldn't I give to own it.

Go show Hasbro what Luna is SUPPOSED to look like!
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thanks!

Let's hope they'll start a high end collectible range. :D
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:iconfluttershys-cottage:
Fluttershys-Cottage Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
this is by far thee MOST amazing pony related ANYTHING I've ever seen.....Holy Guacamole !!!! the second I saw it my jaw literally dropped....stunning.....simply stunning, you did the Princess of the night proud!  :iconfluttershycanhasplz:
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thank you very much :)
I'm very happy you think so. She was quite a challenge
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:iconyirai:
Yirai Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Riktigt snyggt.
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Tack så mycket ^^
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:iconstarrfire:
starrfire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
ugh, so stunningly beautiful! seriously.... i envy your skills!
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you  very very much!
Heh, so this kind of insanity is enviable? :P
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:iconcatiacaterina:
Catiacaterina Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omg, I really love yout sculpt arts of ponies. ❤❤❤❤❤
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Heheh
I'm really happy you like them :D
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:iconcatiacaterina:
Catiacaterina Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
La la la la
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gosh, the skill and inventive ideas of the pony community will never cease to amaze me! This looks absolutely incredible! I love the lights in her mane and tail. Just... wow!
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Tack så jättemycket :) (har ovanan att snoka på folks profiler ibland...)

Fiberoptiken i manen/svansen tog evigheter att få ihop, men tycker det var värt det ändå.
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha, inget fel med det :D

Det ser ut som att det tog evigheter, men, som sagt, jag tycker verkligen att resultatet blev fantastiskt. Det är den bästa Luna jag sett :)
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is just too good. You deserve every single view, comment, and favorite, because this really is some of the best work in the fandom. Light's in her mane set to go off in a way that looks like twinkling? That's not only original, extremely intricate (sounding at least) and shows that your really love to take things to the next level.
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Thank you so very much! :D
I try to do my very best when making my figures, and it warms to read these comments ^^
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:iconkawaiiderpy:
KawaiiDerpy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best art pieces i have ever seen in my life!!!!
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
:P
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:iconkawaiiderpy:
KawaiiDerpy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:p haha ^.^
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Don't exaggerate that much! XD
Thanks!
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:iconkawaiiderpy:
KawaiiDerpy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha sorry i am just not a good liar!^.^
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:iconpinkypeachypony:
PinkyPeachyPony Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Såg nu längre ner att du är svensk. Tur det för jag kunde inte riktigt hitta orden på engelska för att berömma denna helt otroliga skulptur. Vilket arbete du måste ha lagt ner. Hur länge har du sysslat med att skulptera? Har alltid velat prova men vet liksom inte hur man ska börja. Är du självlärd? (Förlåt för att jag bombar dig med frågor, inget måste att svara)
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Skönt att du såg det, så slipper jag kämpa med att formulera mig snyggt på engelska :)

Tack så mycket!
Japp, jag är i stort sett självlärd och började faktiskt att skulptera tack vare FiM, så drygt 1.5 år sen är det nu.
Egentligen krävs det inte så mycket för att komma igång. Lera (jag använder Super Sculpey från artistbutiken.se), ståltråd för stöd och lite verktyg så är man på god väg. Sen är det bara samla på sig en massa referensbilder och börja experimentera ^^
Inte alls, tycker bara det är kul att det finns intresse för det man gör. Har du fler frågor är det bara att köra på.
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Story-Story Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's so awesome!
I've never seen anything like it x3
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Thanks!
Happy you like it :D
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liberatingLibra Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I WANT ONE ;_;
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is really beautiful! The details are exceptional and you can really see how much time and effort was put into it.

Do you plan on selling her or is this something you are going to keep for yourself?
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thank you
I'm very glad you like it :aww:

Yeah, I spent quite a while on it, but I'd rather do that than rush a figure that I'll be unhappy with. A bit of OCD perhaps :)

This one will most likely be a keeper since I can't get the mane to twinkle correctly for more than 20 minutes at a time and I don't want to sell something that isn't working as it should.
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BitterJitters Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
this is so cool
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thank you! :happybounce:
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