Sprocket (Custom Breyer Mini Whinnie Romping Foal)

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Sprocket (2021)

Sprocket is a Breyer Mini Whinnies Romping Foal painted a metallic shaded bronze with realistic eyes, a stripe and snip, four white socks, bronze 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.

This little guy is extra tiny! Roughly the size of a quarter, having him attached to a base made him quite a bit easier to paint. The spray sealer gave him a slightly rough finish on one side, but he’s small enough that it’s not noticeable unless you’ve zoomed in for photos.

The mold is prone to tumbling, 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 an inch tall and 1.5 inches long (with base). 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 (2570 Chocolate Brown, 675 Champagne), and Apple Barrel Acrylics (21888 Sunkissed Peach, 20503 White, 20504 Black).

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