Proper cleaning, conditioning and use are all key to getting cheap brushes to paint better and last longer. The tips discussed in this video are also key for keeping your premium and professional brushes in tip-top shape as well.
This step-by-step process video shows you all the techniques I use to sculpt a muzzle on a model horse in Milliput Superfine White epoxy putty. While demonstrated in 1/32 scale, I use these same steps on larger 1/12 and 1/9 scale muzzles as well. This video condenses approximately 35 mins of sculpting in real-time. Primary tools/supplies are small clay shapers, an old paint brush, paper towels and water (see below for tool links).
A complete tutorial with all the tools and color recipes needed to paint a leopard appaloosa on a Breyer, Schleich, CollectA, artist resin or other brand of model horse.
Over the course of the next few weeks, I will share a five-part series aimed at beginner model horse hobbyists (and tips for more advanced/intermediate people) covering everything about the model horse showing, organizing your collection, and documenting your collection.
Have you ever wanted a special model horse in your vision, perhaps a portrait of your real horse, or in a pose or color you can't find at the store? Then model horse customizing is just for you, and this beginner's video walks you through many of the customizing possibilities and the skills involved in each so you can get started making your own unique model horses from Breyers, Schleichs, CollectAs or other brands available to you. Be sure to check back for more in this series, like common tools you will need.
This fan-requested video tutorial demonstrates creating the ribbons and the flights of a draft horse presentation set, and also includes a free-PDF download for those who do not have access to a digital program to draw their own. I've included some different sizes to help you find the right one for your model.
Right now the model horse community on YouTube has come back in force during this crazy March of 2020. While I am not one of the people with lots of new-found free time, I am still making videos! Today's video is one of my most fan requested and takes you through my model horse customizing workbook, with tips on making your own.
This short and sweet video covers the tips and tricks you need to know to sculpt wrinkles, skin folds and stretched skin on a model horse. It works great for original sculptures, custom Breyer horses, and more.
I prepped and sculpted a ton of horses during the last week of January, in prep for NaMoPaiMo in February. Also, I recorded my sculpting process for a muzzle and a neck so you can get a fast look into how I sculpt those parts of a horse.
Many of us are visual learners. You can learn so much from watching a video on painting model horses that an article just doesn't quite compare. It helps techniques click when you can see it in real-time. Which is why I'm so grateful to other hobbyists who took the time out of their day to make video tutorials, and why I make my own. And, since it's NaMoPaiMo time, I've collected some of my favorite tutorials from YouTube, along with a few of mine, just for painting model horses. Maybe there's something in here you'd like to try on your 2020 NaMoPaiMo horse?
While not a "proper tutorial," this great speed sculpting video from Rayvin Maddock offers a rare and amazing look into the sculpting steps of a leading model horse artist.
Painting a really good roan model horse is actually a super hard task, but DeeJayBe made a nice tutorial that will definitely get you started in making nice roan horses with a few different methods.
Today's NaMoPaiMo post talks about prepping and priming your horses for next month's National Model Painting Month. The video covers seven tips to make prepping easier and more fun, as well as how to work in the cold (since for most of us, February is a wintry month). In today's blog post, I'll also cover tools, supplies and how to troubleshoot common primer issues.
Another "I didn't have time to make this myself, and DeeJayBe beat me to it" tutorial! She covers some great methods you can try, including one of my favorites: dapples with pencils.
I think it's amazing when top model horse artists share a view into their process, and even better when they make a tutorial. Rayvin Maddock is one of my favorite model horse sculptors because of her wonderful manes and tails, but she also made this great tutorial on sculpting a horse's neck, as demonstrated on her 2019 ICEE project horse.
Unfortunately for me, I don't always have the time to make every tutorial topic I want, or that you want. Fortuantly for both of us, some there are a few great tutorials already out there, like this mane and tail sculpting tutorial by DeeJayBe.
Okey, so one of these two videos isn't technically a model horse tutorial, but it offers extremely valuable and related info to get you started in airbrushing model horses. The second video featured today is actually from a model horse airbrush artists.
I'm not the only model horse customizer and painter making model horse customizing guides, and each week I will share one of my favorite tutorials from around the web. This week is a veining tutorial from DeeJayBee on YouTube.
It's not child's play. Model horse customizing is fun, but there are a lot of health concerns and safety risks to be aware of, and protect yourself from. Today's blog post and video talks about many of what you need to know before you customize a model horse.
Did you know? Using Photoshop or a similar photo-editing software with a painting feature is a great way to test out pattern ideas for both pintos and appaloosas.
Sometimes thing don't go according to plan, or you just don't like a custom you made anymore. When that happens, stripping the paintwork with an agent can let you start over. Learn how I do it in this Thursday Tips video.
Drastic customs are a lot easier with correct anatomy, and you can sketch bone structure to make that easier too! Learn how I do it in today's Thursday Tip.
Drastic customizing often involves cutting our model horses to reposition them into whole new poses and breeds, but this doesn't come easy, or safe. A vice makes this process soooo much easier and safer, and that's the topic of today's Thursday Tip.
In today's tip, I show you how to use gesso to make your white paint more opaque. Season 2 of Thursday Tips with Blue Mountain Stable airs every Thursday, August through September, 2019.
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