Pouca Sombra

Pouca Sombra
Pouca Sombra

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Paso Fino (G2)
Color: Dark Grey (Black Going Grey)
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylics and Other Artist
Painted/Status: 200? and Sold 200?

‘Pouca Sombra’ means ‘Little Shade’ in Portuguese, which follows the general Babelfish-themed naming patterns for the Paso Fino mold. Someday I will learn to resist romance languages… but not quite yet.

I bought this little gal off of eBay in a damaged custom lot along with Faded Glory, Double Dip, and two other bodies that I haven’t gotten to yet. I’m not sure who the original artist was, but the base coat was in good shape and only needed a little tweaking.

Pouca Sombra

While I’m not sure who painted the model to start with, I do remember the changes I made (I’ll pull the ‘before’ photos if I can find them). I removed a blaze from the face, darkened the mane and tail to solid black, redid the hooves and eyes, and touched up a few small rubs in the paint.

I love taking these body lots and giving the models a new lease on life. I wish I could give credit to the original artists—I’ll keep looking in my notes, but it’s rather a hit or miss. I didn’t even sign most of my own work, so I know folks will have no clue who my little guys are after the first resale.

Ah well, the fun is in the creation… but I do sort of wish I knew how my little dudes fared five years down the line.

Pouca Sombra
Pouca Sombra

Pouca Sombra
Pouca Sombra

Martha Bechtel

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