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.
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.
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.
Warped legs are horrible on a model horse, especially your brand new Breyer bling bag Stablemate! But they are fixable. Learn how in today's Thursday Tip.
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,
One of my frequent questions is how do I sculpt such freaking tiny ears? Well now I have two tutorial videos that document my complete process so that you too can create ears for Breyer Stablemates and similar small horses.
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.
It's actually a really big deal to sign and date your model horse customs. Find out why in today's tip video.
Finger grease can have long term, negative effects on model horse customs. To preserve your work for years to come, this tip talks about the importance of wearing gloves while painting your models.
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.
These past couple months have been crazy as I try to crank out a bunch of model horse tutorials before my upcoming summer projects hit me (looking at you, MEPSA champ book). But that's not the only thing I've been working on.
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.
It's a best kept secret for easier pintos, appaloosas and planning white markings...the white charcoal pencil. Softer than a regular pencil, this pencil is especially great because it's easy to remove. Learn how I apply it and the fine detail you can get with it in this short and sweet 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.
My followers on Instagram requested this video and now it is finally here! How to paint eyes, hooves and chestnuts on a model horse custom, with special emphasis on the Breyer Stablemates scale.
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.
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.
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