Velocity’s Ghost (Custom Breyer Stablemate Thoroughbred)

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It seems that nothing makes it off my workbench in a reasonable amount of time anymore– this little gal has been creeping along on the workbench since September 2016! The worst part is she was a free custom to make up for the delays on a different horse. *facepalm*

…I did mention how I’m not taking model horse commissions anymore, right? *sighs*

Anywho, this dashing damsel is the Breyer Stablemate G2 Thoroughbred. She’s had her seams sanded and logo removed, but I didn’t carve her ears of hooves. In theory she was a quick little custom apology horse, so I was trying to keep things simple.

She’s named after Escape Velocity as a joke about how long she took and also EV was a very dark bay and Ghost is a silver-bay. They were both painted in only craft acrylics and I spent a long time playing with the colors to try and get her perfect.

Ghost was my second attempt at the silver bay coloration on a stablemate, Just A Jewel was my first but she was much darker variation. I’m a bit biased after almost two years working on her (although a lot of that was crazy minor tweaks), but I think she turned out really well! 🙂

I’m going to be sending this post to the owner to see if she’s still wanted. If so, she’ll be out in the mail soon and if not… she may go to Etsy and she may stay in the Home Herd. Here’s hoping she finally gets to go home!

UPDATE: She was approved, mailed out and arrived safely. Her new name is Patience! (Which is a pretty darned good fit! 😉 )

Medium: Liquitex White Gesso, FolkArt Acrylics (2906 Coffee Latte, 2907 Bark Brown, 425 Medium Gray, 504 VanDyke Brown, 944 Nutmeg), Apple Barrel (20504 Black, 21390 Khaki)

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