Category Archives: Mini Whinnies

Mini Whinnies are a size of plastic model horses made by the Breyer modeling company. They are normally roughly one inch tall and 1:64 scale, but there is some variation between the molds.

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Earth: Custom Order

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Earth: Custom Micro Order

Earth is a custom order done in the same blue-bay tobiano as Partly Cloudy. She has show-blacked hooves, a thin blaze, solid black eyes and a glossy finish.

She’s only the second time I’ve painted a Breyer Mini Whinnies High Stepping Saddlebred Mare, it’s a mold I really like, but just haven’t has a chance put under a paintbrush. It also means Earth’s only an inch tall and the photos below are several times life-sized!

The problem I run into whenever I paint these little guys is that the camera captures defects I can’t always fix– someday I’ll manage to pull off customs just the way they look in my head, but alas for now I’m still learning! :)

Medium: Gesso, Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Light Blue Violet, Ultramarine Blue), FolkArt (720 Cobalt Blue) Continue reading

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Miracle Max

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Miracle Max

Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnies
Mold: Standing Quarter Horse Stallion
Color: Yellow-orange Dun Frame Overo
Gallery: Fantasy Overo
Medium: Liquitex Acrylics (Gesso, Cadmium Yellow Medium/Brilliant Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Brilliant Orange, Mars Black) Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Oranges and Reds)
Painted/Sold: Painted October 2013 and SOLD!

This little guy earned his name after a long drawn out battle to try and photograph him. I have a love-hate relationship with my camera when it comes to certain colors… and it looks like I’m going to have to add yellow to that list! Continue reading

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Shamrockstar

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Shamrockstar

Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnie
Mold: Romping Foal
Color: Blue-green Overo
Gallery: Fantasy Overo
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Light Portrait Pink), FolkArt (720 Cobalt Blue), and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted March 2013 and For Sale

No bigger than a penny, this little gal sports one heck of an attitude– a prefect match for one of the names dreamed up in my Facebook group! (After a couple hundred horses, I sometimes get stuck on naming these little guys. ;)) Continue reading

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Key Lime Limbo

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Key Lime Limbo

Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnie
Mold: Cutting Stock Mare
Color: Green Chestnut Tobiano
Gallery: Fantasy Tobiano
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Yellow Oxide), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20530 Wedgewood Green), unknown green paints, and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted March 2013 and For Sale

This little gal sat on the workbench for a while after she was done because I couldn’t think of a good name… thank goodness for the awesomeness that is my Facebook group! :D (The runner-up name, Shamrockstar, was snagged by another horse who hasn’t been finished yet). Continue reading

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Cryptoquine

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnie
Mold: Cantering Tennessee Walking Horse Gelding
Color: Pearl and Black Doodle Pony
Gallery: Doodle Pony
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black), Golden Acrylics (Iridescent Pearl (Fine)), Pigma Micron 02 black pen
Status: Painted February 2013 and For Sale

I might, possibly, maybe, have an addition to Doodle Ponies. …Maybe.

Once again proving to myself that full-body doodles horses TAKE FOREVER, this little guy spent many an hour with me on the couch zoning out to whatever random reality ‘war’ was on the TV (cake, storage, duck, etc.). Continue reading

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Slowroad’s Silver

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnie
Mold: Jog Trot Quarter Horse Mare
Color: Silver-Bay
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Oxide, Light Portrait Pink) and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Earthtone)
Status: Painted February 2013 and SOLD

This little gal has been a long time coming… as in almost a year’s wait. Which is pretty sad considering she was an apology horse painted because of shipping problems with one of the stablemates. *sighs* Continue reading

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Sincity Cowboy

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnies
Mold: Standing Quarter Horse Stallion
Color: Green-teal Flaxen Chesnut
Gallery: Fantasy Solid Color
Medium: Liquitex Acrylics (Gesso, Turquoise Green, Bright Aqua Green, Yellow Oxide, Mars Black) Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Greens)
Painted/Sold: Painted February 2013 and For Sale

I don’t know what it is about horses picking their own colors– but this little guy pulled the same trick Rhymer did and refused the chrome I had planned. I think he would have made a cute little tovero, but he had much simpler ideas! Continue reading

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Spin Cycle

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnies
Mold: Reining Stock Mare
Color: Rose Splash Overo
Gallery: Overo
Medium: Liquitex Acrylics (Venetian Rose, Yellow Oxide, Light Blue Violet, Phthalocyanine Blue, Gesso)
Status: Painted February 2013 and FOR SALE

A rose by any other name, this little gal’s got her mind on the cows and is raring to lay down the law (of a calf), whichever comes first! Continue reading

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Lil’Red Dress

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnie
Mold: Cutting Stock Mare
Color: Red-bay Blanket Appaloosa
Gallery: Fantasy Appaloosa
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Naphthol Crimon, Neutral Gray, Yellow Oxide)
Status: Painted February 2013 and For Sale

Alamode looked like she needed a dancing partner, so I painted her a sister to kick up her heels with! Continue reading

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Doodlebug

Doodlebug

Doodlebug

Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnie
Mold: Walking Arabian Mare
Color: Metallic Flaxen Blue-chestnut Doodle Blanket Appaloosa
Gallery: Doodlepony
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Light Portrait Pink), FolkArt Acrylics (670 Metallic Blue Pearl), Unknown Acrylics (Dark Metallic Blue), Pigma Micron 02 black pen
Status: Painted June 2012 and SOLD

This little gal is an inch tall… and she took forever to doodle! (Time well spent, but she’s certainly put me off of doing full-body doodles using the micron pens.) Continue reading