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Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Thoroughbred Mare (G1)
Color: Dark Gray Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little gal was a custom I bought off eBay in a body lot that I planned on ‘updating’ and reselling. I’m not sure who the original artist was, but I’m hoping I can find my notes and see if there was a signature on her anywhere.

Original Paintjob

She was a simple repaint when I got her, so the first thing I did was remove her Breyer logo, smooth out a few rough seams, and carve out her ears. Thankfully I was lucky that all the body work ended up under the white markings or in an area where it was easy to color match.

Once the body work was done, I went back and added in the tobiano markings, a wider blaze, and realistic eyes and hooves. I don’t remember doing anything to the body color itself, so it ended up being a simple custom of a simple repaint.

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I was still learning how the tobiano pattern worked (as you can tell) and I do wish I’d used a real horse for a reference. The older models are harder and harder to come by and I always regret it when one of my customs doesn’t live up to the mold’s potential.

Ah well, live and learn!

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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!

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