Dark Dreams (Custom Breyer Stablemate Shire)

Dark Dreams
Dark Dreams

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Shire (G2)
Color: Black and Red Sabino
Gallery: Sabino
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This guy was the very first of my fantasy shires and my first attempt at a colored pattern on a black background. I pulled it off a little better with my later attempts (like Rainy Day Blues and Fragaria Glaze).

As you can tell from the lovely background, this was one of my earlier customs. I fell back on the remnants of my theatre crafting training and tried to paint a grey overcast sky—probably would have worked better if it was little out of focus. *pokes photos*

Looking at the pictures now, as blurry as they are, it almost looks like this guy as actually a dark bay… I can’t tell if that’s the camera or the horse, but now I’m sort of curious.

Either way, I wish I’d been a bit more detailed with the red markings. They look very flat and out of place—a good example of when a horse looks painted instead of looking as if it was meant to be that color.

The Breyer Stablemate G2 Clydesdale/Shire is a little under 3 inches tall, 3.5 inches long, and 1.5 inches wide. Per Breyer Stablemates are all 1:32 scale, but it varies a bit between molds.

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!