Thursday, September 27, 2012

~Riley The Circus Horse~ Ta Dah!!

Fantastic* paint work by Jaime Baker & photo compliments of Jaime Baker*

Digging back into the fond memories of when the circus came to town and performed spectacular tricks with their horses & ponies ignited a creative will, from that passion Riley began.

The entire neck was cut from the TWH stablemate, the tail was removed. The right hind quarter was removed there by placing the right leg in its new position.  Same with front left shoulder & left leg moved to new position. Then very small angle cuts were made at left front knee & pastern.  Super clue & baking soda quickly attach the wire to hold neck to body at the correct length, legs were re-attached the same way.  Apoxy was then generally added, muscling will be added in then next step.
Riley's pedestal was started from a milk jug cap.
The circus monkey's are there for entertainment :)

 Mane & Tail were added by using Apoxy & fine detail started by using Amazing Sculpt.

First coat of primer. Upon this first coat of primer I found a few anomalies including some additional muscling needed on the front leg.
Riley also makes a great kids horse :) (little girl is a Linda York resin)
The pedestal see's stars* cut outs super clued to milk cap.  Then an upper rim was added to look like the real references used.
Riley was ready for the circus* along with a few friends :)

Just one of the many reference photos used along with my son having his real pony pose to see how the muscling & structure moved.

Our Little Circus Pony* The End

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

~A Bit Classical~

The small details are continually added in and around the mouth and facial areas. Tooth rings, muscling, wrinkles...real horse referencing is carefuly reviewed. Skip will have a bit of classical taste.
~Strutt'n Steed Studio~ has a face book page :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

*New Chompers for Skip*

Skip was happy to receive new horsey type chompers today instead of the human denture type :D compare to his previous post photos.  Along with new chompers he received an improved swishy tail, will show next few days-ish?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

~Skip's Close Up~

Skip received a new swept hairdo today.  It fit his confidence, along with his found confidence he received a masculine chin & neck....

Monday, September 10, 2012

~The New Guy~

WOW! just LOVE Summer*

Just as Super Excited to start back to customizing some new equine remodel sculptures! :)

The new Guy? or Skip for now :) we thought it might be a cool English type name. I have been working on Skip on and off now for quite some time, in-between other projects and life in general.  But as recent Skip has inspired me to move forward with more detail.  So here is a taste of whats to come in an up-coming customizing journal.