Category: "Ivy Hollow, RFD Post Office - HBS Creatin' Contest 2019"

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.

Mail Wagon - sneak peek

by brae  

We're down to the wire...again. :D

Ivy Hollow - windows, updated

by brae  

I ended up adding the mullions, and it transformed the windows instantly. :D

Ivy Hollow - tree, part 4

by brae  

I've finished up the tree. :]

Love looking up through the branches.

Ivy Hollow - tin roof

by brae  

I've made a rusted roof in the past, but this time I needed something that wasn't new but wasn't too old. I used QUICKUTZ We R Memory Keepers adhesive backed metal sheets. Back in 2010, I purchased a similar material in a 12-pack from Hobby Lobby. I would say the current ones are very similar in quality though fewer sheets come in the pack for a higher price.

I used a paper crimper by Fiskars, though they have others on the market now that will make wider sheets. I was able to make my old one work for my current project.

The material is very shiny as is.

I used Rust-Oleum Self-Etching Primer once I had the pieces measured and cut.

Once that was dry, I stippled on a layer of Liquitex silver and then a layer of Neutral Grey mixed with Staining Medium, both by Americana.

I had labeled the prepared sheets and used Quick Grip as the main adhesive. It's not the easiest glue to use, but it gives you some time to work. I supplemented the glue with Aleene's Quick Dry and super glue gel.

I like the middle ground finish - not new, not old.  :]

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