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Mini Whinnies Surprise Series 2 Pulling Draft Horse

The Mini Whinnie Condunrum

Pulling Draft Horse

I love painting Mini Whinnies and have a small army of them in the body box waiting for new colors. But as always my fear of ‘painting the LAST one’ has kicked in and now I’m trying to confirm that I can replace anything I customize.

Times have changed since I last stocked the body box and Breyer Mini Whinnies are only available via the blind bag Surprise Series. This makes them both crazy expensive (compared to the old offerings) and impossible to tell what you are going to get. Looking at this year’s series and last year’s series it seems that only five of the adult molds are going to be available each year.



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Narnia (5)

Always Spring (Narnia)

Originally Posted: Dec. 20th, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen, Dark
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: Somewhere they’ve gone from youthful innocence to willful ignorance.

NARNIA is trademark and copyright C.S. Lewis, C.S. Lewis Pte Ltd.,DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. and WALDEN MEDIA, LLC. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied. (more…)

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Leaping Horse Sculpture [Gallery]

This little guy was one of my favorite experiments! He started out as a Super Sculpey sculpture that was too fragile to cast in plaster without a backdrop, but made a cute little resin magnet without one.

As you can see by his initial rough-out in Sculpey above, he’s evolved somewhat as the molds and casting went on. He now has two hind legs, his mane is slightly less wild and wooley and he has a variety of flat and rocky backdrops to keep his tail from breaking off.

I do love casting things in resin, but a lot of the casts I’ve made from this sculpt have been plaster because it’s a heck of a lot cheaper to cast and to modify the mold once the cast has been made. The one thing I did learn from this whole adventure is always take off the paper labels! (The silicone cast picked up the wood grain and the label in annoyingly sharp detail that both the plaster and resin are happy to recreate).

Onwards to the gallery! (Last Updated: 06/29/2017)


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