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

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