Spuds (Custom Safari Ltd. TOOB Rearing Pony)

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Spuds is a Safari Ltd. TOOB rearing pony painted in a bay blanket appaloosa with realistic brown eyes, a narrow blaze, dark grey striped hooves, 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.

Named after my Grandmother’s corgi (potato-pup!) this little gal is ready to break out the Cute in exchange for carrots!

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 goof with a little Apoxie Sculpt, which is somewhat noticeable, but she’s sturdy now and still 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 April 2021 but sat around for a bit as I tried to figure out how to finish her up. After checking in with the Facebook group, I decided she did need spots… and finished her up July 2021!

Medium: Liquitex White Gesso, DecoArt Americana Acrylics (DA063 Burnt Sienna, DA174 Milk Chocolate, DA093 Raw Sienna, DA095 Neutral Gray), Apple Barrel Acrylics (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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