Magpie Summer

Magpie Summer

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G1)
Color: Dark Bay
Gallery: Realistic Bay
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted and Sold Jan 2005

This little lady was my first shot at painting this older mold. You’d think by the time I got to her that I would have done one already… but I always feel odd customizing the older molds. There’s something sort of wasteful about customizing things you can’t replace. At least she was body quality, so I didn’t feel as guilty!

This mold has lost a lot of the details over the years, so I figured I’d go for a more classic bay with just a touch of chrome. I was trying to mimic the feel of the Hagen-Renaker chinas I remember seeing in all the hobby and art stores. Simple, but I think she turned out pretty beautiful as well.

Amusingly I am now having the same bits of reluctance about customizing the G2s. Which is silly, considering I gave away an entire box full of bodies at the last Hampton Roads Classic and I still have a box and a half left. Still… when you can’t buy more. *shrugs* At least almost all of them are already in the processes of being painted, so all I have to do is finish them.

Magpie Summer
Magpie Summer
Magpie Summer

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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