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).