The process of painting a model horse starts with preparation...
The picture to the left is a lot of Breyer stablemates that I bought online. When I get them I remove the logos, sand the seams, wash the models with soap (to ensure a clean surface), and then sponge on white acrylic paint as my primer. I do this so that I have a nice textured surface to paint on (it is important to note that there are many ways one can prime a model horse, I prefer to paint on my primer but many like to use spray on primer).
When my model is primed I start by sketching the markings, then I add the base coat of the main color (below)
When the base coat is complete I begin to add shading, this gives the model more depth. I also paint the mane and the tail.
Then I do a light grey outline of the markings, add a slight cream color to the mane and tail, and then finish some texture in the marking transitions as well as the mane and tail color changes. Then I paint the hooves, add some cream to highlight white points on the horses body, paint the nose pink and finish with the eyes.
After all that I apply a matte spray on sealer and take pictures! :)
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