Buttercup (Custom Safari Ltd. TOOB Walking Pony)

Buttercup - Custom Safari Ltd TOOB Walking Pony - Martha Bechtel - Right

Buttercup is a Safari Ltd. TOOB walking pony painted in a fantasy yellow with realistic blue eyes, a bald face, one white sock, lighter yellow hooves, and a glossy finish. I removed her logo and trimmed up her seams a bit, but this pony was meant as a fun shelf piece and not a Live (or Photo) Show competitor.

The yellow is shaded but for some reason, the camera just won’t pick it up well. You can see the contrast between the two yellows around the mane/tail (School Bus Yellow) and the main body color (Saffron Yellow), but she looks much better in person!

She’s roughly 2.5 inches long and a 1.5 inches high, so bigger than a Micromini or Mini Whinnie (1:64 scale) and smaller than a Stablemate (1:32)– so maybe 1:50ish?

This little gal was started in July 2017 and finished up in April 2021 as part of my ‘paint ALL the ponies!’ frenzy. She was a great help in jumpstarting my painting muses… so it’s time to start on the giant pile of Stablemates! 😂

Medium: Liquitex White Gesso, DecoArt Americana Acrylics (DA273 Saffron Yellow), FolkArt Acrylics (736 School Bus Yellow), Apple Barrel Acrylics (21485 Blue Bonnet, 20503 White, 20504 Black)

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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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