Florentine Flip

Florentine Flip

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Morgan (G2)
Color: Faux-decorator Gold Florentine (Gold and White)
Gallery: Other
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This horse was painted for an article I wrote on how to paint faux-decorators for The Model Horse Magazine. At some point I’ll dig it up and post it here– but I’ll have to find it first. I wrote it quite some time ago, but I’m pretty sure I kept my contributors’ copy.

Florentine Flip

Flip was the only horse I painted in support of an article, as far as I can remember, and it ended up on eBay when I was done.

I started with a solid gold basecoat and then used a toothbrush and some diluted paint in order to get the white spots. It took a lot of trial and practice before I learned how to get them to hit without directionality.

Note: When splatter painting in acrylics, bathtubs are a wonderful place to play… they clean up very easily.

The colors are much truer in the scans than in the photos, if I can find the original uncompressed files I’ll see if I can color correct them. *pokes photos* Darn you old camera!

Florentine Flip
Florentine Flip
Florentine Flip

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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