Meadowlands Lafayette

Meadowlands Lafayette

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Rose Gray (Bay going Gray)
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylics, Prismacolor Pencils
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little gal is an example of why I offer full refunds on custom orders—I’m never quite sure what I can pull off and what’s outside of my range. In this case dapple gray was a step too far, but the person who ordered her kept her anyways. (Brave soul!)

Meadowlands Lafayette

To be fair, she isn’t horrible for a ten dollar horse, she just isn’t as good as I would have liked her to be.

I started out with a base coat of acrylics in bay, making sure the undercoat had the shadings that I would have put on a normal bay custom. Then I broke out the Prismacolor pencils and did my best to gray her out.

Meadowlands Lafayette

While the star dapples aren’t the most realistic, in terms of shape or placement, I think I got the overall graying pattern down. From what I remember I was working off reference photos, but I didn’t have enough backup on hand to get a good grip on how to do the dappling.

This was one of the reasons I ended up buying Carol Williams’ COLOR FORMULAS & TECHNIQUES For the Model Horse Artist book/binder—which I then lent to a friend and forgot to get back again (arg). That book really needs to come back into print!

Meadowlands Lafayette
Meadowlands Lafayette

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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