Coin of the Realm

Coin of the Realm

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Golden Chestnut Minimal Sabino
Gallery: Sabino
Medium: Acrylics and Pastels
Status: Painted 200? and Home Herd

Every so often I paint a horse that I know I will never sell. (More often I sell horses I later regret, so it’s nice to have the flip side of the coin once in a while!)

The color came out just the way I had it in my head and for once the white markings followed suit. The resculpting of her face came out a tad too convex, but you’d be hard-pressed to find the line where the epoxy meets the plastic.

She’s a good example of my painting and sculpting skills at the end of my run as a business, and she has quite a presence even with her flaws. So she’ll never make it into a show string, but she has a permanent place on my ‘keeper’ shelf.

Plus she’ll be a perfect subject when it comes time to break out the camera again– and finally learn how to compensate for overexposure on the white markings. (darned chrome!)

Coin of the Realm
Coin of the Realm
Coin of the Realm

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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