Ginger (Custom Safari Ltd. TOOB Walking Pony)

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

Ginger is a Safari Ltd. TOOB walking pony painted in a flaxen liver chestnut with realistic brown eyes, two white socks, a blaze, and a matte finish. I trimmed up her seams a little, removed her logo, and glossed her eyes, but this pony was meant as a fun shelf piece and not a Live (or Photo) Show competitor.

It wasn’t until I took her final photos that I realized she had a more-than-slight hover-hoof and would need a base. Whoops! This mold is just too steady, I didn’t even notice she wasn’t standing flat. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

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 in January 2021 and finished April 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! ๐Ÿ˜

Medium: Liquitex White Gesso, DecoArt Americana Acrylics (DA077 Desert Sand, DA095 Neutral Gray, DA163 Heavy Brown), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20258 Melted Chocolate, 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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