Alternative Polka

Alternative Polka

Make: Black Horse Ranch
Scale: Traditional
Mold: Shetland
Color: Blue (Black) Roan Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little guy is the only Traditional scale model horse that I have completed to date and the only Black Horse Ranch resin to boot! I have two other BHRs in the closet, both with missing legs… so it will be a while before he has company in either category.

Polka was one of my earlier works and the first time I attempted the splatterpaint (aka toothbrush) technique on a realistic roan. As you can see I managed to get a pretty uniform spotting with minimal directional spatter.

The tobiano pattern is not as realistic as I’d prefer now and the mapping leaves a bit to be desired, but overall I’m pretty happy with the way he turned out.

He was a pretty heavy little dude and I remember he cost and arm and a leg to ship (plus I was rather paranoid about him breaking). I think if I do finish off the other BHR I’ll be selling them as pick-ups and not shipped items.

I do wish I had better photos, but I’m still working on searching through all of the various harddrives. Amusingly, this little guy is one of the few horses that I don’t have multiple-times life-sized photos of (alas).

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!