Bit o’ Luck

Bit o' Luck

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Morgan (G2)
Color: Green-bay
Gallery: Solid Colors
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 2001 and Sold Feb 2001

This little guy is a nice basic green-bay with black points. Actually most of the black is actually Phthalocyanine Green and not black. You can see some of this in the last photo in the list, which was taken by Luck’s new owner (whose name is lost to the mists of time.) (more…)

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Unnamed Custom Foal

Unnamed Custom Foal

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Scratching Foal (G2)
Color: Amber Champagne Overo
Gallery: Overo
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted in 200? and Sold 200?

This is the second half of a custom order, the unnamed rearing arabian was done in a matching coat pattern. Not much to say about this little one I didn’t already say on the adult, although I wasn’t as happy with the paint pattern on this one. (more…)

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Tempest Teapot

Tempest Teapot

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Arabian (G2)
Color: Dun Splash Overo Blanket Appaloosa
Gallery: Appaloosa
Medium: Pastels and Acrylics
Status: Painted in 2004 and Sold November 2004

This little guy was going to be my first horse done in pastels, a nice dun splash overo… and them my dog sneezed.

So I’m not sure if such a thing as an overo appaloosa exists in nature, but it sure as heck exists in model horse-dom! Amusingly he fared rather well at the small home-show I took him too, so regardless of his reality he’s a nice bit of eye candy. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Blood Price

Blood Price

Blood Price

This little guy is one of the minor resculpts that I did, just a smidge of epoxy to change the profile of the face. It’s not enough to make him look off when he’s by himself but it gives him a nice pop when he’s lined with with other warmbloods.

Price was one of my later horses, as you can tell by the in-focus pictures and the nifty backgrounds. The shading doesn’t show up too well in the photos, but he certainly wasn’t the monotone bay that he appears.

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Punkin

Punkin (Breyer Stablemate)

Punkin

Nothing like a little glossy attitude to brighten up a shelf!

This little gal was done around Halloween, hence the name, and was one of the few foals that I sold individually.

Foals rarely sold for as much as adults and the time and material costs were high enough that it wasn’t effective to sell them individually. But when I listed her at the adult price, she was snapped up the first time out on eBay.

This was one of the later horses I painted and probably one of the last standing foals I’ll get to customize. Since Breyer has phased out all of the G1 molds, these little guys are going to be few and far between. *sighs*

But she turned out great, so at least I have no regrets! *grin*

The white really popped on this model, I think because of the gloss. Also, using the pastels to blend the black points really helped keep the orange bright.

One of the real headaches with blending yellow and orange with black is that it tends to turn unappetizing colors. Thanks to the pastels there was no actual blending of the black and orange, just a gradual layering to tie the two colors together.

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Read Moar Books #001

Read Moar Books #001

The first book from the pile to read was also the first book I’ve ever read by Seth Godin. He’s gotten many a rave review so I nabbed the first book by him that I could find. Apparently folks like to steal his books, since many of the are marked as ‘extremely overdue’ or ‘missing.’ *sigh*

Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing out of Sync?

The book is a little bigger than a paperback (7x5in) but feels tiny compared to the ‘normal’ hardbacks in my pile. But there are 232 pages of relatively dense information, so it’s not the speed read I’d feared.

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