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

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