Tag Archives: Color: Gray/Grey

Santa Hippo!

By | August 1, 2017
Santa Hippo

Santa Hippo

Hippos with Santa hats were a thing I didn’t know I needed (even with I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas) until I got a custom request for one! 🙂

It took me a few tries to get the hat to come out just right, but now that I look at the festive little guy, I really want to make some more. And maybe add some Christmas lights looped around his neck and trailing off…

…But that will have to wait until I resculpt the master hippo, for lo my dog chewed his little head off. *sighs* Continue reading

Fat Rabbits #001-003

By | January 23, 2017
Fat Rabbits #001-003

Fat Rabbits #001-003

I’m slowly working my way through the piles of leftover Fat Animal Magnets and with luck I’ll have some of these guys to Etsy by the weekend. I’ve been casting new magnets so I can get proper average weights, which means there are even more of these little guys on the way!

The Fat Rabbits are some of my favorites, and I blame that on my childhood addiction to Watership Down. (Plus I had pet rabbits, which are basically cats only with long ears.)

The best part about rabbits is they come in a crazy variety of colors! I tried to find a good website that showed all the variations, but scarily the best I could do was generic overviews of breed specific ones. …I think I’ve been spoiled by the model horse hobby.

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Evangelina

By | October 6, 2016
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Evangelina

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 pull off. (I really need to get a magnifying glass headset).

She was the first realistic leopard appaloosa that I’ve done in a long time and it was fun running around Google digging up good reference photos. I know it makes me a dinosaur, but I remember what it was like pre-Google and it’s such a happy feeling to have things right at my fingertips!

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Rumtumtugger

By | February 5, 2016
Rumtumtugger - Angle

Rumtumtugger

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 to please. Give this mare an inch and before you can finish singing Memory she’ll be ruling over your whole house with an iron hoof.

This little gal is a Safari Ltd TOOB horse, which normally means an (HSO) Horse-Shaped-Object, but they’ve actually done a pretty good job with the Ponies.

She’s roughly 2.5 inches long and a 1.5 inches high, so bigger than a Micromini or Mini Whinnie (1:64 scale) and smaller than a Stablemate (1:32)– so maybe 1:50ish? She’s roughly 2/3rds the size of a Stablemate Shetland Pony, so I suppose you could claim she is Miniature Pony…

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Meadowlands Lafayette

By | September 29, 2011
Meadowlands Lafayette

Meadowlands Lafayette

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Rose Gray (Bay going Gray)
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylics, Prismacolor Pencils
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little gal is an example of why I offer full refunds on custom orders—I’m never quite sure what I can pull off and what’s outside of my range. In this case dapple gray was a step too far, but the person who ordered her kept her anyways. (Brave soul!) Continue reading

Storm Rising

By | August 7, 2011
Storm Rising

Storm Rising

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Morgan (G2)
Color: Gray
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylics and Embroidery Floss
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

Storm was my first, but not last, attempt at hairing a model using embroidery floss. As you can see, I didn’t paint the floss like I did with the unicorns, but instead tried to use the original colors. It was sort of a hit-or-miss result. Continue reading

Fading Glory

By | August 5, 2011
Fading Glory

Fading Glory

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Thoroughbred (G2)
Color: Bay Going Gray
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylics and Prismacolor Pencils
Status: Painted 2003 and Sold March 2003

This little gal started out life as a dappled grey custom painted by an unknown artist. I got her in a body box from eBay and was planning on repainting her—then she was damaged in the move from Iowa to Virginia. Continue reading

Down Time

By | July 8, 2011
Down Time

Down Time

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Thoroughbred Mare (G1)
Color: Dark Gray Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little gal was a custom I bought off eBay in a body lot that I planned on ‘updating’ and reselling. I’m not sure who the original artist was, but I’m hoping I can find my notes and see if there was a signature on her anywhere. Continue reading

Pouca Sombra

By | June 15, 2011
Pouca Sombra

Pouca Sombra

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Paso Fino (G2)
Color: Dark Grey (Black Going Grey)
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylics and Other Artist
Painted/Status: 200? and Sold 200?

‘Pouca Sombra’ means ‘Little Shade’ in Portuguese, which follows the general Babelfish-themed naming patterns for the Paso Fino mold. Someday I will learn to resist romance languages… but not quite yet. Continue reading

Grey Twilight

By | May 23, 2011
Grey Twilight

Grey Twilight

 

I had always wanted to try my hand at etching and this little gal was my first (and last) attempt. While it was an interesting challenge, it just wasn’t interesting enough to make up for the fact that it takes forever. This method of customizing is not for folks with short attention spans…

Still, I think she turned out rather well. The horse I started out with is shown to the left (borrowed from Identify Your Breyer since I didn’t have one of my own). I used an Exacto knife to carefully scrape away the original finish in order to get the tobiano pattern.

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