Aurora (Custom Safari Ltd. TOOB Rearing Pony)

Aurora - Custom Safari Ltd TOOB Rearing Pony - Martha Bechtel - Portrait

Aurora is a Safari Ltd. TOOB rearing pony painted in a flaxen metallic blue tobiano with realistic brown eyes, gold hooves, 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 isn’t quite as prone to balance issues as the Running one, but this little gal still needed some tweaking to keep from tipping over! I bulked up the right-hind hoof with a little Apoxie Sculpt, which is somewhat noticeable, but she’s sturdy now and makes a nice shelf piece.

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 May 2021 as a custom request (they wanted Splash with some chrome) and finished in June 2021.

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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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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