A small scale artist resin horse painted into a black tobiano by Kristen Taylor of Blue Mountain Stable using airbrushed and hand-painted acrylics, on a resin sculpted by Sarah Rose. This is the smaller version of Sarah's popular Lonestar resin. Completed in 2018.
I created this horse starting in 2016 from the Breyer Stablemate G3 Jumping horse with handtools and Aves Apoxy putty. I lengthened and re-positioned her back, sculpted a new head and neck, new ears, new mane, and corrected her knees and hooves. Her paintwork was completed in 2018 using airbrushed acrylics, hand painted acrylics, and my dry earth method to pink her nose. She won a NAN card at her first show in 2018 at the ultra competitive Candyland Live.
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.
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?
My second week of preparing for National Model Painting Month in February entailed sculpting and prepping a lot of mini scale goodness. Plus, a really fluffy, adorable draft 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.
I have a few weeks before National Model Painting Month begins in February, and this week was spent prepping a ton of possible horses that might become my official entry horse, as well bonus side-projects. There's a bunch of minis, artist resins, customs, traditionals and classics all in this mix. Take a look for yourself and see what I worked on this week.
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.
An overview of my three official horses from National Model Painting Month 2017, 2018 and 2019 with progress footage showing how I created them.
Today's video blog is a short and sweet review of my model horse customs and my hobby adventures, as well as the one year anniversary of my YouTube channel and all the model horse customizing video tutorials I have created since last December.
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.
In this video, I review the pros and cons of Testors, Rustoleum, Microscale Industries and Golden Polymer Varnish. I also talk about how their features affect your model horse customs so you can choose the one that works best for you!
This short video reviews three brands of primers and shows you how they look on my own model horses, so you can pick the best for your next projects.
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.
The author of this blog and a model horse customizer, painter, and sculptor.
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