Hope you all have a great Easter with lots of chocolate!
Woo! I’m starting the Copperfox 10 Day Challenge, it sounds really fun and you can read more about it here. Day one is Inspiration Day.
I’m inspired by lots of things and people in the model horse community. Some of my favourite and very inspiring blogs are Horse Tender Studio, Braymere Custom Saddlery, Last Alliance Studios, Chestnut Heartbeats, Chex and the Heavies, Tiny Horse Talk, and Trail Blazer Farms. All these blogs have so much time and energy put into them! To be honest, all the creativity in the model horse community really is amazing!
I’m also inspired by this photo (credit to owner)
I’d love to one day have a conga like this on the Rearing Andalusian SM mold.
I also want to paint a Rearing Andy to look like this (and add to the growing conga) 😀
Can’t wait to tackle Day 2!
Last one! This is Signo de Exclamación, which means exclamation mark in Spanish. I named him this because of his facial marking, which was actually a mistake but a mistake I’m now in love with! His plain black with a slightly lighter mane and tail, and grey hooves. He has one very pale blue eye and a brown eye.
This guy is actually a paint-over, not a full custom but he definitely took a while! 😆
I painted on Native American war horse markings, and followed this photo, so they are accurate. I didn’t use all of them, just a few. 🙂
His name is Chitto, which means brave in the Native American language called Creek.
I’m so happy with all his markings, especially the ring around his eye and the handprint!
Meet Atlas! Atlas is a pure black Andalusian stallion, with brown eyes and no white. I’m really thrilled with this boy, his paint is nice and smooth, and he looks like a horse I saw a few years ago at El Caballo Blanco, a show with performing Andalusians.
I have some new customs that I haven’t posted yet on CWS! First up is CWS Phantom of the Opera. He is a piebald Gypsy Vanner, with three socks, hoof stripes, a brown eye and a blue eye. He has a white marking on his face that I painted to look like the mask the Phantom wore! I also painted his coat to make it look fluffy, like it would be in winter. He’s certainly not perfect, but I love him!
Molds: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Breyer have chosen, in my opinion, some very popular SM molds for the horse crazy stablemates! From left to right; the G3 Walking Arabian, the G3 Cantering Warmblood, the G3 Tennessee Walking Horse (my personal favourite mold and horse in the Horse Crazy series), the G3 Belgian, and the G2 American Saddlebred. There is also the G3 Mustang, in translucent purple, but I haven’t got him yet.
Colours: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really like the colours Breyer has chosen for the Horse Crazy stablemates! From left to right; frosted light purple, frosted pink, translucent pink, frosted blue, and frosted mint green. I personally would have preferred if Breyer had made three frosted colours, and three translucent, instead of four frosted and two translucent horses. All of them have a silvery glitter mane and tail, which is a nice touch and differentiates the mane and tail from the rest of the body colour.
Photography Potential: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’m actually giving these guys a higher score than I thought I would, because I show them on IMEHA (International Model Equine Horse Association) and they tend to do very well in the decorator classes! Obviously, they wouldn’t look the most realistic in a field, but when photographed against white paper or neutral they look very striking!