Category Archives: Custom Model Horses

These are posts regarding the finished (or in-progress) customized model horses.

NaMoPaiMo Day -7 and Counting!

By | January 25, 2018

Just in case you hadn’t noticed last year’s inaugural run of NaMoPaiMo (National Model Painting Month), it’s almost time for the madness to start again! 😀 The basic rules are simple: Participants must sign up before midnight on January 31. Participants must paint one three dimensional model equine. There are no scale or medium requirements, but medallions… Read More »

Velocity’s Ghost (Breyer Stablemate)

By | January 12, 2018

It seems that nothing makes it off my workbench in a reasonable amount of time anymore– this little gal has been creeping along on the workbench since September 2016! The worst part is she was a free custom to make up for the delays on a different horse. *facepalm* …I did mention how I’m not… Read More »

Portrait Horse: Queen Esther (Breyer Traditional)

By | January 2, 2017

I’ve found it endlessly fascinating that I very rarely do work on Classic or larger scale models, but I have zero qualms about taking custom commissions at those scales. For some reason the amount of work seems so much larger when I’m not doing it for someone else! 😉 This little gal was a lot… Read More »

Evangelina (Breyer Stablemate)

By | October 6, 2016

This little gal has been a looooong time in the making! Evangelina was a custom order that I started back in March but one thing led to another and I didn’t get her finished until September. From her teeny tiny spots to her striped hooves, this little gal took a lot of cross-eyed nights to… Read More »

Partial Eclipse (Breyer Stablemate)

By | March 24, 2016

This little gal has been hanging out in my body box for a loooong time… Every so often I will buy bulk lots of stablemates off of eBay and that’s where this little gal came from. Eclipse was half-painted and prepped with what I think was automotive primer. Other (saner) folks might have let her go… Read More »

How to Prep a Breyer Mini Whinnie

By | March 22, 2016

There’s nothing quite as much fun as opening a Breyer Mini Whinnie Surprise blind bag and seeing what pops out! Well, okay, I fib– most of the fun is finding out which unsuspecting body I get to paint. Mwahahaha! 😉 But preparing a Mini for paint isn’t the same as prepping a Stablemate (or larger scale). These… Read More »

Jane of Aces (Breyer Stablemate)

By | March 13, 2016

She might be a simple brown horse, but this little gal is no Plain Jane. As a filly she always dreamed of flying and if you give her a pasture to run in and she’ll show you her dog fighting moves! This little gal is named after the flying aces of old, although she’s got more… Read More »

Rumtumtugger (Safari Ltd. Pony)

By | February 5, 2016

Every bookshelf herd needs a little pony attitude to keep things real and Rumtumtugger is just the lead mare for the job! This little gal is named after a cat from Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, who much like ponies, is quite sure of what he wants and notoriously hard… Read More »

Escape Velocity (Breyer Stablemate)

By | February 2, 2016

Have a desk or a bookshelf that is in desperate need of some physics-inspired bay awesomeness? Then look no further, this little gal is here to save the day! It’s been a long time since I painted a realistic Stablemate that wasn’t a custom order, so I decided to pull a New Year’s Resolution and… Read More »

Solskin (Breyer Stablemate)

By | January 25, 2016

Resisting the temptation to name this guy Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana was very very hard… but I prevailed! Solskin is Danish for ‘sunshine’ and that name fit this little guy like a glove. (When in doubt Google Translate is a great place to dig up interesting nomenclature.) He is one of the… Read More »