This was my first attempt at painting a custom pony, and I chose black because...it seemed like it would require the fewest coats so would be good for a beginner. And I didn't even remove her hair or sand away any imperfections, I just PAINTED that sucka! Amazingly, that seems to have worked pretty good, again probably because I chose black. I was excited to have found a pony that came with FLAMING HAIR. Her head still rotates and there is only a tiny bit of accidental paint on the mane roots. Not sure how I feel about the 'galaxy' symbol on her head, but otherwise I am pleased with her. If only she had a more dramatic pose!