Splash (Custom Safari Ltd. TOOB Rearing Pony)

Splash - Custom Safari Ltd TOOB Rearing Pony - Martha Bechtel - Left

Splash is a Safari Ltd. TOOB rearing pony painted in a flaxen metallic blue with realistic brown eyes, a blaze, black hooves, a grass base, and a glossy finish. I trimmed up her seams a little and removed her logo, but this pony was meant as a fun shelf piece and not a Live (or Photo) Show competitor.

The Rearing Pony mold doesn’t have quite as many balance issues as the Running one, but this little gal still needed a base to keep from tipping over. It’s made of Apoxie Sculpt, painted brown, and then covered with train grass. The grass is attached with wood glue, so it’s pretty sturdy!

She’s roughly 2.5 inches wide and 2.5 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 in 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! 😁

Medium: Liquitex White Gesso, FolkArt Acrylics (656 Blue Sapphire, 670 Metallic Blue Pearl), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20258 Melted Chocolate, 20503 White, 20504 Black)

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