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.
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.
This short tutorial covers all the steps, tricks and tips to sculpting a running braid on a model horse from scratch. Perfect for original sculptures or customized model horses like Breyer horse customs.
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?
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.
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.
This tutorial shows you the painting steps and how to mix the colors to create a realistic baby black foal in soft, warm gray tones. Since young black horses aren't pitch dark, this tutorial will help you create a far more realistic foal!
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.
Today's tip talks about how you can replicate your successes or figure out what went wrong with a model horse custom by keeping notes. Season two of Thursday Tips with Blue Mountain Stable airs August through September, 2019.
I don't know why I didn't do this sooner, but I finally started a Pinterest account just for Blue Mountain Stable and all things model horses, customizing, showing, tack, props, and tutorials. It's young but already a ton of resources for both you and me!
Expanding upon my hoof chapter in my painting details video, learn how to add stripes to your model horse's hooves.
It's a common question...do you need to remove the original factory paint on a model horse before customizing it? Find out the answer in today's Thursday Tip,
My first ever tobiano (and one of my first ever customs) placed next to my latest, and a perfect illustration of why you stick to your passions. If you've ever felt like your work will never amount to those created by the big name artists, then you need to read this.
If you have ever wanted to create a dynamic black horse with rich blue and brown tones that shimmer in the light, this tutorial is for you! I'll walk you through the color stages and recipes to paint your very own, stunning black model horse.
It's the hallmark of a winning custom or of a realistic model horse...smooth seams. Learn how to remove them in this super short tips video.
I've decided to start a series of videos with super short tips for customizing. Since they are running from May to June, this is season one! Which also means that if the views and comments are good, you can expect season two in the late summer/early fall. So if you like them, check it out, comment, and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you want to see season two.
In this tutorial I show you how to convert the new Breyer Stablemates Unicorn Paint And Play sets into normal horses, with tips on how to remove the horns and prep your horses for paint.
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.
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.
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