Foxfire (Custom Breyer Mini Whinnie Trotting Morgan Stallion)

Foxfire - Custom Breyer Breyer Mini Whinnie Trotting Morgan Stallion - Martha Bechtel - Left

Foxfire is a Breyer Mini Whinnie Trotting Morgan Stallion painted a metallic flaxen copper tobiano with realistic eyes, black hooves, and a glossy finish. I’ve had a decent go at removing his seams and logo, but these little equines are meant as fun shelf pieces and not Live (or Photo) Show competitors.

I’ve done a bunch of copper horses before, but I tend to reverse the colors and use the darker one for the bay points instead of a faux chestnut. I really like the way this little guy turned out– I need to give it another go in some other metals! 😁

The mold is quite tippy, so he’s permanently attached to a wooden base that has been covered with model train grass. The grass is attached with wood glue and the model is attached with superglue, so the whole thing’s pretty darned sturdy.

He’s roughly 2.5 inches wide and 1.5 inches high and Breyer claims they’re all 1:64 scale (although the Mini Whinnies molds tend to vary a lot in relative size).

He was started in April 2021 and finished up in June as part of a ‘paint ALL the Mini Whinnies!’ charge.

Medium: Liquitex White Gesso, FolkArt Acrylics (664 Copper, 666 Antique Copper), and Apple Barrel Acrylics (20503 White, 20504 Black).

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