But yeah... My name is Tia. I ride horses, I own a spicy little paint mare named Jezebel. I like pie. My favorite color is blue. My favorite natural "Earth" color is bronze or sage. My favorite horse color is bay roan. I loooove painting :) And yes... Sleep is god.
Favorite tool of the trade; APOXIE SCULPT!!!!!!!!!!!
Favorite model; BOUNCER!
Favorite Horse breed; AMERICAN PAINT!
Second Fave; haha... Australian Stock Horse
ok enough... Now onto what you guys have REALLY wanted to see lol!
So far he's been fairly well resculpted by hand into a young Friesian stallion with magazine photos used as reference for muscling etc. He's got a long way to go. But I'll keep everyone posted.
-- Breyer "El Pastor" Paso Fino mold (Traditional 1:9 scale)
-- Had been horribly sanded down
-- Had two "logs" of wood filler attached to his genital region. One as a sheath, the other as testicles.
-- Was lacking a chin, lower lip, cheeks, nostrils (factory flaws ie; no detailing or mold flaws)
-- Had a clubbed foot, all feet were different sizes
-- Had a very Arabian dished head
-- Tail barely reached hocks
-- Bad priming job
-- Seams sanded down
-- wood filler logs removed from genital region
-- logo removed
-- hooves and ears carved
-- Sheath and testicles resculpted with pain staking detail (still being tweaked for realism)
-- cheeks added and sculpted to fit face
-- nasal ridge resculpted to give him a more masculine non-arabian look
-- nostrils, upper & lower lips, & chin resculpted/added for realistic appearance (still being tooled out and sanded for OPTIMAL realism)
-- Tail lengthened and movement added to it
-- Clubbed hoof fixed, one hind foot resized
-- Mane finished where badly sanded along his crest
-- Veins added in strategic places (being finished, added to, & worked for realism)
-- DRASTIC over-feathering added to all four limbs (being refined)
-- Two feet resized and re-worked with feathering of the coronet bands
-- Tail added to for realism, movement, body
-- Chest completely resculpted (being added on to)
-- wrinkles added between forearms (being added onto)
-- Shoulder began resculpting (being added on to)
Work To Be Done:
-- Finish adding to and working out tail & mane
-- Finish muscular and ligamental resculpt
-- Finish feathering
-- Finish hoof work
-- Reposition lifted forelimb & ankle to properly bend in classic Friesian prance
-- Finish facial structures
-- Finish veins, whisker bumps, wrinkling
-- Sand, prep, prime
He's a long way from finished, but about 45% of the way there. When finished "Preacher" will be offered for sale, prepped, primed, unpainted & ready to begin his journey towards being someone's NAN champion! All my prepwork/customizing is LSQ (Live Show Quality) it would be a shame to show him in photo shows only because you lose so much detail there! He WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO BE SHOWN AT BREYERFEST BECAUSE HE ORIGINALLY WAS A BREYER!
Until then? You all get to bask in wonder of this work in progress :)
NOW for the photos;
Cheers for now!
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