Normally I donate custom model horses to model horse live shows, but this time around I figured a small herd of Fat Pony magnets might be more fun! 🙂
I’ve made donations for Big Orange Bash (Knoxville, TN) before and I’m more than happy to keep them hock deep in magnets or models. The show is a fund raiser for the Large Animal Clinic at the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine and if my silly little horses can help, how can I pass that up?
I went for a full fantasy herd this time around, in homage to my past donations, and tried to get as much variation as I could into the ranks. Part of this was because I was going to use the photos in the Etsy store, so two birds (err, 11 fat ponies) with one stone!
Here’s another one from the archives! (January 2016, to be exact.) 🙂
Need an escape from mundane cubicle life? Behold, the perfect steed to ferry your important photos or notes cross the magnetic fields!
Now not every office can pull off a bit of equine whimsy, but this little gal is just as happy holding shopping lists and report cards in the kitchen as she is herding work paraphernalia.
This little gal has a cost of shaded Nutmeg, mane and tail in mostly Cinnamon and a background in solid Kelly Green. There’s pinking on her nose and belly in Coral and she’s got a bright Cobalt blue eye. Finished off with several coats of Testors Dullcote, she’s ready to rumble… but probably not go for a swim.
Make: Breyer Scale: Stablemate Mold: Thoroughbred (G2) Color: Flaxen Red Chestnut Gallery: Chestnut Medium: Acrylics Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?
Ah, the infamous ‘no really, pretend this is sky’ backdrop! (That’s how you can tell this is a very old custom.) I’m not sure why I decided that painting haphazzrdly was better than just putting down a solid coat of blue-gray, but I’m sure it made sense at the time. Continue reading →
Make: Breyer Scale: Stablemate Mold: Trotting Foal (G2) Color: Chestnut Gallery: Chestnut Medium: Acrylics Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?
This little guy was either an Add-a-Foal or a I’m-Really-Sorry-For-The-Delay foal… not sure which.
I did a bunch of Apology Foals whenever custom orders ran long and from my recollection this was one of them. Foals only took me a couple of hours to paint and they made a better impression than offering a partial refund. Continue reading →
Make/Artist: Mandi Hickman (No Artist Website) Scale: Micro Mini Mold: MH Goliath Color: Flaxen Chestnut Splash Overo Gallery: Overo Medium: Acrylics Status: Painted 200? and Home Herd
This little guy was the third micro I ever painted, and you can tell! Thankfully this little guy is still on my shelf, so he’s on the list to go back under the brush for an update as soon as my skills are back up to par. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
Make: Breyer Scale: Stablemate Mold: Shetland Pony (G2) Color: Flaxen Golden Chestnut Gallery: Chestnut Medium: Acrylics and Pastels Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?
This little guy is part of a trio that I painted to round out the colors I had painted the Pony mold in. For the most part I tended to pick fantasy colors for this little guy, so this guy, Gumi Bear, and Nachtmaus were meant to bring a little reality back to the mold. Continue reading →
Make: Breyer Scale: Stablemate Mold: Standardbred/Pacer (G2) Color: Flaxen Red Chestnut Gallery: Chestnut Medium: Acrylics, Pastels Status: Painted 2004 and Sold February 2004
This little fella was one of my ‘I need more pacers!’ paint jobs. (I had a bad habit of simply grabbing bodies and painting one of everything… so this is my ‘chestnut’ from that adventure). Continue reading →