Portrait Horse: Bandit (Custom Breyer Stablemate Trotting Foal)


This little gal was a custom portrait horse, part of a set of three as I remember, and I think she turned out rather well. There isn’t much shading, but there also isn’t a lot of chestnut, so I think it was a happy compromise between pattern and color. (The photos are yellow-tinged, but I think the white was also just flat painted, without pinking.)

As you can tell by the subpar photos this was one of the customs that was painted in the middle of my customizing run. I hadn’t started working with the micro minis yet, so there’s a lot of detail on the real pattern that I didn’t have the skills to duplicate.

Someday I’ll have to try and track down the folks I did portrait orders for and ask if I can paint them Version 2.0, but that will have to wait until my skills are back up to par…

That being said– I’m not really sure what the pattern is.

The basic positioning of the colors looks like a Medicine Hat, which would be a Tovero (Tobiano + Overo), but the edges of the pattern are very complex and there are no blue eyes, which would lead me to think there is some Sabino in the mix as well.

I’ll have to go back and check my notes and see if the owner said; Unlike model horses, real horses are sometimes a bit hard to classify.

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Trotting Foal (G2)
Color: Chestnut Tovero (Overo + Tobiano) ((+ Sabino?))
Gallery: Other
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold

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