The second custom I’m working on as a MEPSA donation is a G1 Morgan Stallion. I’ve given him a better tail, delineated mouth, more refined forelock, real stallion parts, and completely redone his club feet. He looks rough without primer, but he’s going to be really nice with some color on him.
I’m torn about what color to paint him. I definitely want it to be something found in Morgans, since he has such nice type. I’ve picked out a number of option and want you to help me decide! As with my previous poll, please vote for your three favorites using the gallery and poll below. Click to enlarge the pictures.
I really enjoy showing with the Model Equine Photo Show Association, or MEPSA. This year I am working on two models that will be prizes in the year end championship show. Last year’s show was super fun and I was very thankful to win some beautiful prizes, including the First Draft resin that became my little foal Kaylee. I wanted to help out this year so I’m working on some customs. But I need your help picking colors!
The first custom is on the G2 Appaloosa. I’m envisioning him as a dun appy, but I’ve picked out a few possibilities. What do you like best? Please vote for your three favorites using the gallery and poll below. Click to enlarge the pictures.
Finally after a year of sitting in disrepair, Sierra Roana is once again on her feet- well, two of them anyway!
This was her sad state for too long:
Oy, my legs!
I have finally managed to finish her repair, complete with acrylic rod, newly sculpted fetlocks and hooves, color matching on her belly, and a new base. Now she is back on the shelf and ready to get a new show picture (or two!)
But one more thing…
I am very picky about my horse’s names, and if I don’t like the name I will start to dislike the horse. Sierra Roana has proven too fancy a name for this feisty little mare. I’m shopping for a new one, but torn between several options. Which name do you think suits her best?
I’ve been working a little bit each day on my three micro mini racehorses and they are now done. My finish work supplies have been staying out on the table and the place they went on the shelf has already been usurped.
The next step in my diorama is to add tack and jockeys. And that means I need to decide on silk colors for the three horses. I wanted to make sure I was being authentic, so I did a bit of research on jockey’s silks.
Thanks to this cool blog post about the history of jockey’s attire and the classism inherent in horse racing, I learned some of the basic rules of silks. In designing my silks I needed to keep in mind that jockeys wear white pants, hats should match silks, and silks can have a maximum of four colors. And then I found this wonderful Design Your Own Silks website!
I’m happy with one of the sets of silks I designed, but I’m still debating about the other two so I thought I’d post them here for some feedback. But first, meet the race horses:
From left: Rumble Strip, Space Cowboy, and Catharsis
I am happy with the silks I chose for Catharsis, which are purple, white, and black. Catharsis will be shown finishing the race in second place behind Rumble Strip. He may wear a set of blinkers if I can figure out how to make little tiny eye cups, in which case his blinkers would most likely be purple to match his jockey.
Space Cowboy’s color scheme is red and yellow, with either blue or black. Here are three options I came up with:
Rumble Strip’s color scheme is green and white. I am torn between these two designs:
I’m enjoying the model horse hobby as a Do-It-Youself-er, making my own horses, props, and tack. I have a small collection of minis and love to show performance. This blog is to share tips, strategies and musings on our hobby in general and the DIY aspect in particular. - Leah Koerper email me