Magic’s Promise

Magics Promise

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Morgan (G2)
Color: Dark Bay
Gallery: Bay
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 2003 and Sold July 2003

I’m sure there’s a perfectly good reason why I took sales photos of this guy without having his eyes finished… but darned if I can think of what is was. *pokes horse* (more…)

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Ripley's Whimsy

Ripley’s Whimsy

Ripley’s Whimsy

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Mule (G2)
Color: Tiger-striped Springbok-ish
Medium: Acrylics
Gallery: Unicorn
Status: Painted 200? currently part of the Home Herd

This little precurser to Muleycorn was actually my first stab at customizing the G2 Mule mold. I only ended up painting a few of these during my customizing run… I just didn’t think the mold was very interesting, which amuses me highly since now I wish I had more of them! (more…)

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Shenandoah

Shenandoah

Make: Ertl Farm Country (Collectible Animals)
Scale: Stablemate-ish
Mold: Shetland Mare
Color: Chestnut Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little gal came in a set with Splatterpaint and signals the point at which I gave up on oil painting. She’s a horse of a lot of firsts and I don’t think she came out too badly in retrospect. (more…)

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Friedland’s Son

Friedland's Son

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

This handsome fellow was a custom order and my first attempt at finding a good balance point for turning this mold into an ornament. I ended up making a harness that I used to get the balance just right before I set the screw and it seems to have turned out rather well.

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Jumpin' Jehosaphat

Jumpin’ Jehosaphat

Jumpin’ Jehosaphat

This little gal was the first of the Scrambling Foal molds that I turned into a bucking bronco– but certainly not the last!

This mold absolutely refused to stand upright without some sort of base and I really got tired of customizing them because of it. I had some luck gluing Hell’s Little Angel to her base, but I wanted to see what else I could do with the mold.

And thus, after a bit of heat-gunning, Jumpin’ Jehosaphat was born! He needs some work and the following models had a bit more resculpting done to make the legs a little less wonky.

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Unnamed Hackney Pony Custom

Unnamed Hackney Pony Custom

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

This was a custom order which included straightening the neck, which I hadn’t done before on the mold.

It was an interesting move, since it required lifting and turning of the head and it didn’t quite even out. The problem was that in order to soften the neck enough to move the head, the head started getting mailable. (more…)

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All Night Long

All Night Long

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

The G2 Saddlebred had a lot going for it when it came to customizing. It was easy to turn it into an Arabian, a Morgan (which is what I was trying here), a Hackney, even a light draft cross (Friesians were a popular choice). I ended up doing a lot of these and this little gal had the dubious honor of being my first attempt. (more…)

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MacArthur Park

MacArthur Park

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

This hackney pony custom was a custom order (hence the fact that it is an ornament). I only did a few ornaments, mostly because the molds are a pain and a half to find balance points for… that and the high-tech eyebolt was hard to camouflage well. (more…)

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