Roddie (Custom Safari Ltd. TOOB Running Pony)

Roddie - Custom Safari Ltd TOOB Running Pony - Martha Bechtel - Portrait

Roddie is a Safari Ltd. TOOB running pony painted to a portrait of a red chestnut with two socks and a wide blaze and sealed with a matte finish. I trimmed the seams a little and removed the logo, but this pony was meant as a fun shelf piece and not a Live (or Photo) Show competitor.

The Running Pony mold has all the tipping issues and this little pony was no exception. The base is a bit of wood that has been painted green and then covered with train grass. The grass is attached with wood glue, so it’s pretty sturdy!

The mold is 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?

The portrait was started in June 2021 as a custom request (along with Shiloh) and was finished in July 2021.

Medium: Liquitex White Gesso, DecoArt Americana Acrylics (DA093 Raw Sienna, DA09 Antique Gold, DA063 Burnt Sienna, DA095 Neutral Gray), Apple Barrel Acrylics (21888 Sunkissed Peach, 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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