A Different Drum (Custom Breyer Stablemate Shire)

A Different Drum
A Different Drum

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Shire (G2)
Color: Blue-bay Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

Inspiried by the Breyer traditional drum horse, this little guy was a fantasy take on the snappy patterns of the Gypsy Vanner horses.

I was trying a new technique for the tobiano markings on this guy, but it didn’t work as well as I’d hoped it would. I normally paint the entire basecoat and then go back in and add the white, but sometimes the white pattern ended up looking raised or bumpy.

So I tried painting the coat just in the places where it would show through… and I ended up with shading that was off in places (the spot on his shoulder should be much darker). It was a gamble that didn’t pay off, but he still found a home on eBay, so it wasn’t a total loss.

One of those horses I really wish I had the chance to go back and tweak! Ah well.

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.

A Different Drum
A Different Drum

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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