Checkerbox Tequila

Checkerbox Tequila
Checkerbox Tequila

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Red Chestnut
Gallery: Chestnut
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils, Acrylics
Status: Painted 2001? and Home Herd

Ah Checkerbox, my very first attempt at a Hackney Pony custom of the Saddlebred mold (but certainly not my last!)

This little guy was one of my earliest customs and he is absolutely horrible, but I love him too much to fix him. Everyone needs their milestone horses, the ones you can look back on and say ‘I know I tried my best and good grief my best wasn’t very good!’ *grin*

He’s had his mane, tail, and face resculpted and was created by coloring over an acrylic base with colored pencils. The facial markings were painted on afterwords, but that’s the only other change.

His name is pure gibberish and I have no idea where I came up with it. I’d blame the paint fumes, but this guy was done primarily in Prismacolor pencils (hence the odd texture).

Model Horse Show Ribbons: Midwest Minis Live! 2001: CM/AR/OS Halter : Other Pure Sport/Carriage Breeds : 2nd (It was a two horse class *grin*)

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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