Craftsmanship is everything, not only for a winning model horse but for an amazing work of art in your collection. That is an especially big deal if you bought an expensive artist resin. In this video I’ll teach you everything from sanding to priming for that perfect surface before painting your artist resin.
An overview of my NaMoPaiMo horse and MEPSA donation mare, with glimpses into the drastic customizing process, as well as a side-by-side with the original Breyer Lady Phase so you can see how far she came. Be sure to subscribe to my channel for more videos like tutorials on painting and sculpting model horses.
A visual story of how I transformed the old Breyer Lady Phase into a floating trot Criollo mare.
Apoxie Sculpt and other brands of two-part epoxy clay is the heart and soul of model horse customizing and a great air-dry clay. For this post, I'm featuring a great tutorial video by Darynn Bednarczyk of DeeJayBe model horse customs to get you started in all things apoxie. Be sure to visit the video on YouTube and click on the description since she has a TON of great resources and tools listed there.
The second video in the tutorial series is my own personal recipe for painting bays, complete with application steps. Just in time for NaMoPaiMo 2019!
A couple weeks ago, I asked my Instagram followers what sort of tutorials they would like to see from me. Video tutorials won the majority for preferred format, so I figured it was time to actually do something with that channel I set up a while ago. Many people wanted to see sculpting and painting tutorials, so I'm taking advantage of a long Christmas stay-cation to record some of those videos, starting with how I sculpt ears. That video is live now.
Not being able to create for extended periods of time is frustrating. I get grumpy if I go beyond a week without customizing. Now imagine going without customizing for nearly two months. That's what happened to me at the end of August when we decided to embark on some life adventures.
It's probably the thing that bugs me the most and THE NUMBER ONE REASON why most horses don't win...bad prepping/priming or, worse, none at all. With every show I attend, more horses seem to lack prepping.
And Other Things in the Studio
Everyone is going nuts over Breyer shrinking the popular Alborozo mold for the Stablemate line. As a fan of everything mini, I am 100% behind this trend, although maybe not so much for the unicorn approach.
But that's okay; I'm a customizer. Off with this horn!
After attending the spectacular but massive Rocky Mountain Spring Fling, attending June Bug was a refreshing change of pace. A much smaller show, June Bug was split into two days and I attended the first day, which highlighted minis, artist resins, customs and chinas. Don't let the size fool you; some of Colorado's best were at this show in Divide.
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