There’s an Irish saying ‘A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.’ and I figured Good Laugh was a great name for a little green pony!
Maith is a Safari Ltd. TOOB walking pony painted in a fantasy green bay with realistic brown eyes, two white socks, and a glossy finish. I trimmed up her seams a little, but this pony was meant as a fun shelf piece and not a Live (or Photo) Show competitor.
The green looks a little flat in some of the photos, but you can see the contrast between the two much better in person.
As I was setting her up for photos, I noticed that she had a really bad hover-hoof and would need a base. Whoops! This mold is really steady, so it’s hard to catch they are wobbly if you aren’t looking.
So now she’s got a simple wooden base with train grass flocking that’s been secured with a diluted wood glue. It’s gone through a few tap and wind tests, so it should be nice and sturdy.
She’s roughly 2.5 inches long and a 1.5 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 (and finished) March 2021 as part of my ‘paint ALL the ponies!’ workbench frenzy. I’ve been trying to jumpstart my painting muses so I can get back to the giant pile of Stablemate wips and these little guys were the perfect step between magnets and Breyers!
Medium: Liquitex White Gesso, DecoArt Americana Acrylics (DA093 Raw Sienna, DA09 Antique Gold), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20529 Christmas Green, 21479 New Shamrock, 20503 White, 20504 Black)