Main Street Bubba (Custom Breyer Stablemate Shire)

Main Street Bubba
Main Street Bubba

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Shire (G2)
Color: Flaxen Chestnut
Gallery: Chestnut
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

I can’t for the life of me remember if I named this little guy or if the person who bought the custom painting slot did! I do love the name though, especially since he was painted to resemble a parade draft that the buyer had seen once.

I’m actually pretty darned proud of the paintjob on this guy, even if it’s a ‘simple’ solid color. There is a lot of blending work that you can sort of see (darned camera!) and the flaxen points came out to an almost perfect match for the reference photo I had.

I still thing the coat itself is a little too bright, I would have bumped it down closer to palomino, but the reference photos did show a strong color variation so that’s what I went with. It’s odd how things that are ‘realistic’ don’t look as right to me as the things that are artistically tweaked. Hmm…

As you can see, I was (and still am) in desperate need of a good hoof-painting technique. Although I’ve gotten better at not painting them a solid color, I need to put my nose to the Google and see if I can’t find any good tutorials. It’s sort of scary for fast the variety of hobby resources has grown!

The Breyer Stablemate G2 Clydesdale/Shire is a little under 3 inches tall, 3.5 inches long, and 1.5 inches wide. Per Breyer Stablemates are all 1:32 scale, but it varies a bit between molds.

Main Street Bubba
Main Street Bubba

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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