Fat MinPin #001-003

Fat MinPins #001-003

I had a blast last year making the Fat Animal Magnet as Christmas presents, but it’s taken me forever and a day to finish getting them all up on the blog. That’s what I get for painting 50ish things at a time, I suppose! 😉

Anywho, these cute little doggos were done as a portrait of a friend’s miniature pinscher. They have cropped ears and a docked tail, but I’ve got another natural version half-done. It’s a little alarming how many ‘new’ Fat Animals are still waiting in the wings…

I need to stop casting new ones and just finish up the ones I have!

The original mold for the minpin had a lot of problems (as you can see below). I ended up resculpting the nose on almost all of the casts and the legs also gave me headaches. Like most of the sculpts I ended up making a new mold out of the OOMOO that I’m a lot happier with.

Also, the shiny black doesn’t photograph at all well, so the minpins are mostly reflection, but I think they turned out rather well. The first one went off as a present, but the other two will be back up on Etsy as soon as I sort out the lightbox.

I’m looking forward to getting to paint this little fella in a whole range of colors now that I have a better mold made! 🙂

#001 and 002 – The first two were easy picks, since black and rust red markings are the generic color when you think of a minpin. They were painted in Apple Barrel (20504 Black) and Americana (DA174 Milk Chocolate).

#003 – For a fantasy version I decided to go with a realistic pattern, but in black and lilac. She was painted in Apple Barrel (20504 Black, 21388 Lilac Mist).

Fat Minpins #002-003 Fat Minpin Sculpture and Raw Casts

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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