Mold: Shire (G2)
Color: Rose Sabino
Medium: Liquitex Acrylics (Gesso, Venetian Rose, Yellow Oxide, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black, Light Portrait Pink)
Status: Painted April 2012 and Sold June 2012
You might call this little guy pink, but he prefers ‘lightish red. ‘ Halo machinima jokes aside, Frost is a shaded rose, but without the flaxen mane and tail of his counterparts ROL Lida Rose and Kentucky Rose.
He’s got a pointalistic sabino pattern that wanders away from reality a bit as it works its way up his legs. I was heading into frost/snowflake territory at that point, so I’ll have to plead artistic license. He’s got realistic eyes and realistic-ish hooves (right color family, but unshaded) to round things off.
His raised hooves are carved, but just a quick outline of the hoofwall and frog. His ears don’t appear to be carved and his factory smooshed-nose has not been corrected. The nose is the one real downside to this mold—I wish they’d fix it so the customizers don’t have too! *grump*
Seams have been sanded, logo removed, and he’s got a pretty solid paint job (although a tad unrealistic) so I’m not sure where he’d fall on the LSQ spectrum. I think the nose would bump him out of the running, but it all depends on what else is on the table.
The Breyer Stablemate G2 Clydesdale/Shire is a little under 3 inches tall, 3.5 inches long, and 1.5 inches wide. Per Breyer Stablemates are all 1:32 scale, but it varies a bit between molds.