I love to rave about my dremel tool, but there is another tool that I always use before I start drilling into a new horse: a sharpie marker.
Using the dremel is fun, but it’s easy to get over excited and do too much cutting, which only results in more work in the long term. The opposite is true too: I’ll get out the supplies to make a few cuts, put everything away, and realize that the horse needs even more dremel work before I can move on.
After doing one of the above far too many times, I’ve finally settled down to the sharpie routine. Especially for a drastic custom, this can be a crucial step.
So that this:
Can become this:
And now I’m at it again, with a not quite so complex customization. The new guy, all marked up:
So hopefully this weekend he’ll have an after picture too. Or at least, a fun frankenhorse look.