Tiny pastures for tiny horses!
I’ve been making Stablemate scale (1:32) fencing and bases for a while now… but I got the itch to see if I could make some micro mini setups!
Thus, this post will cover how to make a simple grass base with attached fencing in scale with Breyer Mini Whinnies. For a small moment I played around with the idea of trying to make removable fencing (like I do with the large scale) and then common sense kicked in…
A lot of this will be a little repetitive if you’ve read my previous fencing or base-making posts, so please bear with me. And as always, click for larger photos! 🙂
Index Card Model Horse Holders, gogogo!
Every so often I get the urge to be crafty and make storage containers for the various things on my art desk. I’ve made craft paint storage and tool/brush caddies and a stab at Stablemate shelving before… but I needed something better to hold my models-in-progress.
Thankfully my workbench hoarding tendencies are great for providing random supplies to build things! So I grabbed some index cards, white glue, scissors/X-acto knife, and a ruler and got to work making some WiP stalls.
Pronghorn Buck #001 – Right
Sometimes you need a little bit of whimsy in the realistic lineup and this tiny little guy was it! (Amusingly I bought the TOOB of animals back in December of 2013, but I didn’t finish painting him until this January! Procrastinating artist is procrastinating.)
He is a Pronghorn Buck from the Safari Ltd North American Wildlife TOOB (697004) and while he’s sporting the right patterns, it’s in a hue not normally found in nature. …To be fair, the high gloss finish is also something nature tends to avoid, but a matte finish just didn’t do him justice.
He’s had his seams touched up, but not completely removed and the Safari logo is still on his tummy. It’s hard to work around the fur texture and this isn’t meant to be a show piece so I wasn’t as militant about prepping as I usually am. 🙂
I had honorable intentions when I started painting this little guy, I really did… and then they fell prey to the lure of the shiny. Of course when you start with the idea of ‘I’m going to paint a purple wolf’ moving onto ‘I’m going to paint a purple SPARKLE wolf’ really isn’t that big of a step.
I still maintain he is awesome. *solemn nod* Continue reading
Scale: Companion Animals
Mold: Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Color: Red and White
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?
This little guy was the first dog model I painted, but there are other dogs in the wings so he won’t be the last! Now I just need to get my hands on more Breyer corgis… Continue reading