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Cadence and Shining Armor by renegadecow Cadence and Shining Armor by renegadecow
Faith in your spouse is a crucial element in a lasting, loving relationship. But when the doom of an entire kingdom rests on a single death defying act of ultimate heroism, having lots of practice definitely helps too. With their display of top form and precision I can only guess Princess Cadence and Shining Armor must have belonged to a cheerleading team in their younger days. Either that or they participate in possibly the strangest version of Caber Toss.
Both figures and stand are carved out of Philippine mahogany while the gears and Cadence's tiara are made of narra hardwood. They're hand painted in enamel and with a protective flat lacquer top coat. The pair stand at 10" from Shining Armor's hoof to the tip of Cadence's horn while the entire piece measures 13" high, 7 1/2" long and 3 1/2" wide. It took 148 1/2 hours to complete.

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:iconsmiley-mc-death:
Smiley-mc-death Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Cadence AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmissstorywriter10289:
missstorywriter10289 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student General Artist
:shocked: !!

Dear lord, that is awesome! I have patience for projects, but not for stuff like that!
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:iconhailmyself:
HailMyself Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
"When in doubt, throw your wife."

The first lesson i learn about that episode.
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:iconsongbird21:
songbird21 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You never cease to amaze me. This is fantastic!
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:iconbloodymetalalchmist:
BloodyMetalAlchmist Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i subscribed you on youtube
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Princess Fastball Special, anypony? :giggle:
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:iconkalamadae:
kalamadae Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its wife tossing time!
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:icongjtproductions:
GJTProductions Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Honestly, my headcanon for the "wife-throwing" thing was that it grew out of a dare regarding Shining's strength and then "Aunt Celly" (aka :icontrollestiaplz:) encouraged Cadance to make it a "running gag" of their courtship. Mostly it was done for the laughs, but it also ended up being a backhanded example of how much Celestia and Cadance trusted him (after all, the two of them wouldn't tolerate just any ol' stallion doing this kind of thing).
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
awww dang , i was hopping they would at least go through the throwing motion.....
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I deemed it too weird as that would entail having her fly in reverse at the end of the cycle.
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
she didn't even need to fl , just have shining extend her forwards , instead of them just gittering around....
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
But he does extend her forwards. Once in about every 10-12 shorter ones.
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
not really , she never barely goes past his head.....
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
If she went past his head she would be flying/floating taking us back to the original problem: she'll have to go back in reverse which looks silly. When you're throwing a paper airplane or playing darts you don't let the plane/dart go too far in full swing during practice strokes, do you?
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
maybe i do lol.....
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:iconsakurasculpture:
SakuraSculpture Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing!
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:iconelphieofkiamoko:
elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;____; This is insanely gorgeous and I'm so amazed at your ability. Even their expressions are perfect!!
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:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
OMGTHISISTHEBESTTHINGPOSSIBLEEVERTOTHEEXTENTTHATI'MCRAMMINGEVERYTHINGTOGETHERINCAPSWHENITYPE!!
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BlackAttack1840 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This makes me wonder if Hasbro would've made an action figure of this if MLP was geared toward boys. "The Shining Armor Princess Tosser with Wife Throwing Action!"
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
:iconcadanceplz: :iconteheplz:
:iconshiningarmorplz: "Let's NOT, shall we?"
:icontwilightsparkleplz: "Hey it worked, didn't it? Stop complaining."
:iconshiningarmorplz: "You're a real help, Twily. :iconnotimpressedplz:"
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:iconj25thearcking:
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job on this, also on the video nice... Shining Armor's expression feels nervous lol. I like Princess Cadence's expression. Serious time!!!
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:icongrffinsmith:
GrffinSmith Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Any chance you'll do Rainbowdash rocking on the stool.
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:iconjacobellinger:
Jacobellinger Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
THIS THIS PLEASE!!!!
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:iconrainbowdashie41:
RainbowDashie41 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
hahahahahaha  masterpiece it's awesome  
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:icondeadparrot22:
DeadParrot22 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
So incredible!
The level of detail and craftsmanship is astounding!
You even got Shining's blocked horn!  =D
Unparalleled work once again!
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:iconsahanay046:
sahanay046 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
enough kids Steaming Mad! Steaming Mad! Steaming Mad!
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:iconslasher0001:
Slasher0001 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Love it :D
Awesome job!
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:iconsummerisledog:
SummerisleDog Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Amazing work!  I can't even imagine how to make something like this, and with all the detail as well.  You are a master at your craft!
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:iconjawad116:
Jawad116 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Amazing skill and detail.
Also, where can I get one of these. It is amazing.
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:iconfred7162:
Fred7162 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is crazy awesome. Love it :heart: the amount of detail put into this is amazing.
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:iconbatosan:
batosan Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Astounding work as always! Such a joy to see your work!
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:iconinsanity-pillz:
insanity-pillz Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Cadence Cadence: Throw me . . . ARMOUR, THROW ME!!
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:iconkingarthur5:
KingArthur5 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
YES I LOVE IT!
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:iconheart0fthestorm:
Heart0fTheStorm Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Oh my gosh the attention to detail, especially the crystals on shining's horn! And the super intense intricate cutiemarks! And how shining's cutiemark is combined with cadence's on the base! Absolutely bananas.
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I had to do Shining's horn twice on account of those crystals.
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:icondaisyazuras:
DaisyAzuras Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beyond amazing craftsmanship.
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconwhitedove-creations:
WhiteDove-Creations Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
you are the best!  Your work is so awesome, :)
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:iconkaryu-no-kiba:
Karyu-no-Kiba Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think Wolfjedisamual had it right. Cadence is a "Throw-fee Wife" 
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:icongjtproductions:
GJTProductions Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
:iconspikederpplz:
:icontwilightsparkleplz: "You knock that off right this instant young dragon!"
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:iconlost-our-dreams:
Lost-Our-Dreams Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I feel like it should've moved more, like they should've moved forward or leaned forward more,.
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'd like to think of it like throwing a paper airplane before the actual launch. Some movements are small while some are bigger and there are points where they pause.
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:icontetrisman64:
tetrisman64 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Nice job!
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:icontetrisman64:
tetrisman64 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
No problem.
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:iconchibi-demon-angel694:
chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :)
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
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:iconchibi-demon-angel694:
chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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:iconarrjaysketch:
ArrJaySketch Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow..oh wow! This...this is astounding! Great job!
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