Pyrite Prince

Pyrite Prince
Pyrite Prince

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Morgan (G2)
Color: Dappled Yellow-gold Bay
Medium: Acrylics
Gallery: Other Color
Status: Painted 2005 and Sold Aug 2005

This little guy was quite an adventure to paint. The Gold interacted very oddly with the yellow, giving it an almost burnished look. I was expecting the contrast between the two colors to be starker, but it worked out wonderfully.

The base coat was a shaded yellow that you can still catch a glimpse of in places. The gold was then added in with one of the larger stencil brushes, but in very thin, light layers. I think I ended up using two colors of gold here, but I’m not certain (I wish I’d kept better records for the paints I tossed. Arg.)

As you can tell, I got into a bit of a metallic trend in 2005. Combined with the heavy gloss, it did really give a kick to the fantasy models, but I feel now that it was a bit too repetitive. I’ll have to be more sparing with my color combination fixations in the future…

(On a side note: I always manage to get Pyrite and Florentine Flip backwards in my memory– not sure why the two names refuse to stay put, but it’s rather annoying!)

Pyrite Prince
Pyrite Prince
Pyrite Prince

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!