Twobit Tinker

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Trotting Foal (G2)
Color: Black Tobiano Draft-cross
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Yellow Oxide) and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Earthtone)
Status: Sculpted 2005ish and painted February 2013 and For Sale

This little guy is pulling off the impossible– strutting through the mud without picking up dirt! …but only because I ran out of train grass. *sighs*

The new owner gets to choose if they want to keep the mud, have me hunt up from train grass to finish it off, or go with a sandy vista instead. (I couldn’t make up my mind, so I figure I’d pass it off as an ‘added feature’.)

Twobit, which is a geeky joke on the fact that he’s two colors, has been resculpted with feathering, a thicker head and chin whiskers. He’s meant to be a light draft cross, along the lines of a tinker pony x carriage horse, but my 2005 sculpting skills weren’t up to the task of making him LSQ.

He is a pretty chipper little shelf piece and might do okay in photo shows, but in order to make him live show quality I would pretty much have to start over from scratch– and I’m all about just finishing things in 2013. (After all, eight years is already a long time to wait!)

He’s has his seams and logo removed, raise hooves carved, and his ears and nose carved. He has glossed eyes and inner nostrils and some slight mapping around his cat track spots. I painted a little extra feathering over the hooves to make up for the missing epoxy, which makes him look good from a distance, but a little odd up close.

There’s no photo of tummy this time because I couldn’t find an angle that worked well. So you’ll just have to use your imagination, sorry!

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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