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Night Life

Night Life (Breyer Stablemate)

Night Life

This little gal is one of my many Hackney Pony resculpts from the saddlebred mold. It was one of my favorite customizing options (after the draft crosses) because it made such a visual jump from the original model.

Night Life has had her face rescultped, her mane and tail removed, and a short bobbed tail and a braided mane added. The mane braids could use a lot of work and I’m still playing around with ways to make them more realistic.

The black chestnut is one of those colors I’ve played around with, but haven’t been able to pull off 100%. I haven’t had much luck finding high resolution reference photos so I’m never quite sure how red the points are supposed to be.

Still, quite a nice little model, although I think my techniques have gotten better (there’s one more custom hackney still waiting on my workbench).

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Holly

Holly

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Scrambling Foal (G2)
Color: Bay Minimal Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Acrylics and Pastels
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

I did this same pose, first with Jumpin’ Jehosaphat and then Squishy. This little guy was the last custom order I did with this reculpt, but I’m thinking of giving it one more try… this time with the correct resculpting done. (more…)

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Moonlight Dancing

Moonlight Dancing

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Black Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little gal has been resculpted into a light draft cross with his face thickened, feathering added, and mane and tail replaced. I wish I’d done the tail a little thicker, but overall she turned out pretty well. (more…)

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Nighttime Blues

Nightime Blues

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Black Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little guy has been resculpted into a part-Arabian with his face dished, neck straightened, mane and tail replaced, and boy bits added. As always, there is a lot I’d improve about him if I had another chance, but for where I was at the time he’s pretty darned good. (more…)

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Portrait Horse: Billy

Billy

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Black
Gallery: Black
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little guy was a portrait horse and may be the first portrait that I painted. Until I find my notes I can’t be sure, since the other contender, Spock, was also a resculpted black Saddlebred! (more…)

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Galloping Goldie (Custom Breyer Stablemate Cantering Foal)

Galloping Goldie

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Cantering Foal (G2)
Color: Green and Gold Pseudo-Stone
Gallery: Other Color
Medium: Acrylics, Liquitex Phthalocyanine Green
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little gal was done as an Add-a-Foal for Gold Digger and shares the same pseudo-stone pattern. Goldie was the only mule resculpt I’ve done to date and is an odd little critter. Mule ears are a lot harder than they look… (more…)

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