Making a 1/12 scale horse - part 7

by brae  

Continuing work on the 1/12 scale model horse. As a reminder, this is where I started - a 1:12 scale Breyer Thoroughbred.

I've completed Jebediah for pictures today, but I do plan to redo the mane and tail. This was my first time hairing a horse, but I think it turned out pretty well. :]  I'm not a fan of the purple hue of the hair (here I've color corrected in PhotoShop, which is a pain), and I think a darker hair would look better overall, but this is what I had on hand.

The fibers curled a little when I wet them for styling and cutting, but they flattened out as it dried. It's less wispy and artificial than it looked out of the package. Here's what he looked like right after the hair was applied.

7 comments

Comment from: Sheila Lester [Visitor]
Wow, Jedediah was sporting a very 80's MLP look wasn't he? I'm sure he appreciated the trim. He looks wonderful now. Can't wait to see the whole build all together!
12/15/19 @ 19:36
Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
His hair looks good after the trim! He looks much improved from his humble shiny plastic beginnings.
12/15/19 @ 20:03
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
He turned out beautifully! (There was once a slate grey pony stabled where I used to ride and he very much looked purple in the right light.)
12/15/19 @ 20:29
Comment from: Carrie [Visitor]
Hi Brae, Jebediah is a beauty...you can use a black or charcoal chalk to darken the hair. Try it out on a sample first.
12/15/19 @ 21:03
Comment from: Anna [Visitor]
LOL - looks like he was running late for work and galloped all the way in... I can't believe the difference your 'magic' touch has made to that sad looking plastic horse - what a fabulous transformation. Anna
12/16/19 @ 01:01
Comment from: Kamelia [Visitor]
Amazing job! It looks great.
12/16/19 @ 20:13
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

Sheila - :)) Yes, one can certainly hear a hair band power ballad in that hair!


Carrie - I will give that a try before redoing the mane. :yes:

01/31/20 @ 14:22


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