Philosophers’ Stone

Philosophers Stone

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Morgan (G2)
Color: Green-Black-Gold Faux-Stone
Gallery: Other Color
Medium: Acrylics, Liquitex Phthalocyanine Green
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This odd little guy was an attempt to recreate the look of Gold Digger, except starting from a primed body instead of using the original finish. As you can see, it didn’t work as well as intended, but I still think it looks pretty cool (and I used the same technique on Blaustein later).

Philosophers Stone

I started with a white gesso base and painted random markings in black. I was trying to use the faux-stone techniques that I’d learned in my scene painting class, but it was sort of hit or miss.

Once I had the base down, I went over everything with the phthalocyanine green which has this wonderful transparency to it. After that I stenciled in a little bit of gold, to make him pop.

Finish everything off with a coat of gloss sealer and this little guy was ready to rock!

He was sold along with an add-a-foal, who was never named. Which means I need to think of one now… doh. (But I’m tired of all the ‘Unnamed’ horses, so get to it, oh Muses!)

Philosophers Stone

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!