Making a 1/12 scale horse - recap

by brae  

Here is a recap post on the transformation of a plastic 1:12 scale Breyer Thoroughbred with links to the past posts below.

My horse's name is Jebediah McCants. I looked up the meaning of Jebediah, and it means "beloved friend." McCants is some distant ancestral name, and I thought the names sounded good together. I'm figuring our RFD carrier is Mr. McCants, since the carriers were charged with supplying their own transportation, therefore caring for their own horses.

Part 1 - introduction

Part 2 - removing the plastic mane and tail

Part 3 - removing excess plastic and correcting imperfections, altering nose

Part 4 - forming the new tail base, working with putty

Part 5 - priming

Part 6 - fine-tuning imperfections, final primer and painted details

Part 7 - adding mohair mane and tail

I might redo this part since the color isn't exactly what I wanted, but I do like how it turned out for my first time adding hair to a model horse.

Modeled with a driving harness by Tiki from Kulp Model Horse Store. I plan to make my own harness now that time isn't as tight for the deadline.


Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
You did a wonderful job. He's just perfect.
12/26/19 @ 22:05
Comment from: ann [Visitor]  
I have followed throughout this entire process. Your work is impressive. I really wondered in the beginning how you would customize a plastic Breyer horse. And to make the harness, too, amazing. Congratulations on your fine workmanship.
12/28/19 @ 19:57
Comment from: Kamelia [Visitor]
I love watching your work in progress. Great job. I like the color of the mane and the horse itself.
12/28/19 @ 21:36
Comment from: Martha Hansen [Visitor]  
Love it!! Have you heard of NaMoPaiMo? National Model Painting Month--lots of cool horse modifying and coloring going on, all over the world. Thanks for sharing
12/28/19 @ 23:58
Comment from: Kristine [Visitor]
Your paint jobs are always so perfect. Do you use an air brush? Or are you just magic?
01/01/20 @ 14:51
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>

I did run across NaMoPaiMo during my research. Lots of great inspiration! :yes:

While I love spray paint and use them often, I've never mastered the air brush. Might be the clean-up involved. :)) I prefer brushes and sponges for detail painting. :yes:
01/31/20 @ 14:28

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