Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Scrambling Foal (G2)
Color: Fire (Red, Orange, Yellow)
Gallery: Other Color
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted and Sold Jan 2005

This little guy was an Add-a-Foal for Infernal Whimsy that I painted in the same color pattern. I was planning on giving him a ‘real’ name, but Firefoal had a nice ring to it—so it stuck.

Firefoal was painted using a solid yellow base that met without blending against the black haunches. Then I went back over with reds, oranges, yellows, and the black with tiny little flame licks. It’s not particularly realistic, but it was a fun take on the idea of a campfire horse.

I’m pretty please with the way this little guy (and the adult) turned out, but I’m not sure if it’s a technique I’ll try again later. It’s very time consuming and works best if I don’t pay attention to what I’m doing… and that’s harder than you’d expect.


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!