Foxtrot Echo

Foxtrot Echo

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

This fella was an experiment in using metallic colors with realistic coat patterns. It was an idea I had picked up from various model painting tips and tricks articles, but I think I might have overdone the mixture a tad. Still it’s an interesting effect and I might try it again sometime, although much more carefully.

(The Color Formula’s cards actually do give mixture ratios, but since they are focused on painting Traditional models I always ended up with a lot more paint than I needed.)

Otherwise I think the little guy turned out rather well. The color is eye-catching, even if it isn’t as realistic as I hoped, and he packed quite a punch in person.

Amusingly the reason I have so many Saddlebred customs is because the dealer I was buying from would give me discounts on her overstock. Thus I had very few mules and a metric ton of Saddlebreds. Ah well, win some, lose some… I still had fun!

Foxtrot Echo
Foxtrot Echo

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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