Gáire Maith (Custom Safari Ltd. TOOB Walking Pony)

Gaire Maith - Custom Safari Ltd TOOB Walking Pony - Martha Bechtel - Right

There’s an Irish saying ‘A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.’ and I figured Good Laugh was a great name for a little green pony! 😂 

Maith is a Safari Ltd. TOOB walking pony painted in a fantasy green bay with realistic brown eyes, two white socks, and a glossy finish. I trimmed up her seams a little, but this pony was meant as a fun shelf piece and not a Live (or Photo) Show competitor.

The green looks a little flat in some of the photos, but you can see the contrast between the two much better in person.

As I was setting her up for photos, I noticed that she had a really bad hover-hoof and would need a base. Whoops! This mold is really steady, so it’s hard to catch they are wobbly if you aren’t looking. 🤦‍♀️

So now she’s got a simple wooden base with train grass flocking that’s been secured with a diluted wood glue. It’s gone through a few tap and wind tests, so it should be nice and sturdy.

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 (and finished) March 2021 as part of my ‘paint ALL the ponies!’ workbench frenzy. I’ve been trying to jumpstart my painting muses so I can get back to the giant pile of Stablemate wips and these little guys were the perfect step between magnets and Breyers! 😁

Medium: Liquitex White Gesso, DecoArt Americana Acrylics (DA093 Raw Sienna, DA09 Antique Gold), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20529 Christmas Green, 21479 New Shamrock, 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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