I had always wanted to try my hand at etching and this little gal was my first (and last) attempt. While it was an interesting challenge, it just wasn’t interesting enough to make up for the fact that it takes forever. This method of customizing is not for folks with short attention spans…
Still, I think she turned out rather well. The horse I started out with is shown to the left (borrowed from Identify Your Breyer since I didn’t have one of my own). I used an Exacto knife to carefully scrape away the original finish in order to get the tobiano pattern.
I did try etching the mane and tail, but that worked about as well as can be expected. So I painted those and filled in some of the face to narrow the blaze. I left as much of the original finish in place as possible, but since I had to paint things I don’t think she counts as a ‘true’ etchie.
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Grey Tobiano
Medium: Etching and a tiny bit of Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?