Monday, March 3, 2008

A completed custom

One down, who knows how many to go!

I may have said this before, but I'm finding I really enjoy customs. I love learning the process of adding mohair, which is something new to me, and I love the realism it can give. It's hard to be fooled by a model with a sculpted mane and tail into thinking you're looking at a photo of a real horse, but it's just about possible with the haired models. This guy, "Ekhlypse", is a customized Breyer Silver with an Abel head (Silver's original head is quite crooked!). Ekhlypse is so named because most of the work on him was completed during the week of the lunar eclipse, and his color reminds me of the darkened moon. Ekhlypse is/will be for sale, although I'm still not 100% sure on sales method yet.

Here are some of the other horses I'm working on now: another CM Silver to chestnut paint (just about done, I'm styling her hair now and she needs some details finished), a Depeche resin to dapple grey, a resculpted Salinero to fleabitten grey (just needs a few more tiny details), an Abel with his head raised and a tummy tuck (still needs work on his neck, will be a dapple grey), and a CM PS draft (will be a napping mare).

1 comment:

Carol H. said...

Nice work! Your hair jobs are beautiful!