Mold: Saddlebred (G1)
Color: Dark Bay
Gallery: Realistic Bay
Status: Painted and Sold Jan 2005
This little lady was my first shot at painting this older mold. You’d think by the time I got to her that I would have done one already… but I always feel odd customizing the older molds. There’s something sort of wasteful about customizing things you can’t replace. At least she was body quality, so I didn’t feel as guilty!
This mold has lost a lot of the details over the years, so I figured I’d go for a more classic bay with just a touch of chrome. I was trying to mimic the feel of the Hagen-Renaker chinas I remember seeing in all the hobby and art stores. Simple, but I think she turned out pretty beautiful as well.
Amusingly I am now having the same bits of reluctance about customizing the G2s. Which is silly, considering I gave away an entire box full of bodies at the last Hampton Roads Classic and I still have a box and a half left. Still… when you can’t buy more. *shrugs* At least almost all of them are already in the processes of being painted, so all I have to do is finish them.