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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:29 pm

I LOVE the expression on his face! wow! I will follow this... this is great! cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:37 pm

cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:05 pm

Looks like an interesting project LeeAnn.  I think the main thing is the legs are a bit too long/thin for a Fjord, the neck is a bit too short and the belly needs to be filled out more.  Fjords look to be somewhat stocky and have more robust legs.

I've done a quick Photoshop alteration to show what I mean.
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By the way, is that a red primer or is it just red spray paint?  It has a nice terracotta effect.
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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:48 pm

Thank you Elephas! That's exactly what I was thinking. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:57 pm

The Photoshop looks great, and I agree with Susanne and Elephas, his neck isn't too short, if we speak of older more stocky Fjords, and his legs just need a little more muscle to them. Otherwise, this was a great find and good luck! I can't wait to see it finished.

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:14 am

I'm still saying the neck is too short - correctly built horse shouldn't have neck shorter than its head, especially in such stretched pose. Thick - ok, but not short.
Even stockier than old-type Fjords breeds don't have such short neck (like this Italian Heavt Draft):

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Even the photoshop simulation above shows the neck is too short.

Sorry for babbling about it on and on, it just bothers me very much.

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Another example - look how the length of the neck changes with position (and a bit of perspective too) - its the same horse:

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:42 pm

This morning...


off with his head!   Twisted Evil

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He is filled and has some sort of metal rod inside him. Hmm, now to build longer neck!
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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:50 pm

What an exciting project! I'll definitely follow your progress. Do you know Natascha Webers cute Fjord 'Sam'? It might be an inspiration for your boy Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:54 pm

Thank you Simone! Yes, I love Sam! Just wish I had the money for him Sad

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:00 pm

Very Happy interesting
I'm curious to see what will he look like
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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:05 pm

cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:55 pm

Wow, that looks very interesting! The Bouncer is going to be a real fjord Very Happy I noticed too that there's some problems with the proportions but it seems your'e going to change the neck.. I'm very curious to see what kind of cutie you'll make cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:20 pm

He has a new neck now, and is a bit fatter too Wink Photos soon.

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:54 pm

Today's update:
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The neck still looks weird... is it too long now? Or does it look weird because it needs the mane?

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:04 pm

It looks very good so far.
nice dratic sculpting! Very Happy
The fave look very detailled and pretty ...
I do think the neck is a bit to long now ?  No 

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:41 am

Good work! He's looking way better yet now!  cheers 
Hmm..maybe the neck is just a little too long?

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:16 pm

I agree, cut the neck down just a titch and he's perfect. Great job so far!

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PostSubject: LeeAnn's Etchie Thread *Updated November 2nd   Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:47 am

I finally finished this Breyer etchie... etching is a process where you take an x-acto knife and scratch off the paint from a model horse. This is considered a "full" etchie, as the hair pattern is etched in.

This is a Breyer classics model a friend sent to me as a gift. Smile

Sorry for the horrible photos! It's very dark here now.

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In addition to etching, I also darkened the mane and tail (with paint), repainted the hooves, eyes, and added pinking on the nose. I also glossed the eyes and nostrils.

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:40 am

Interesting and really drastic project! Laughing
Poor creature, you're using his neck as an accordion. affraid Wink
I think you can make a little photoshop to add the mane before enshortening it back. Idea flower

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:30 am

You're my favorite Breyer glossary! Very Happy
It ended very beautiful, congratulations! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:53 pm

What a beautyful horse Very Happy

It must be a huge job to make a Breyer etchie. I googeled [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], and can see it must take days, if not weeks to make such a large model !!! Shocked 

Yes, as Roger says, you seem to know everything about the more unusual Breyer words, - great that you share with us  cheers

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:22 pm

Awesome, I can't waith to see her finished,  great work!! Smile 
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Good work! He's looking way better yet now!  cheers 
Hmm..maybe the neck is just a little too long?
I'm agree with you Jonas, the neck is  too long  Razz

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:03 pm

She/he is really beautiful, LeeAnn! Yes, that looks very interesting style to make a "repaint"! Before reading your comments I noticed there's something interesting in this coat and yes it looks so cool! It must have been a huge job to do it! Such a beautiful horse drunken 

I wanna see more your work in future cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:25 pm

Thanks friends! I will try to get a closer photo of the hair pattern for you, if you're interested. Wink Yes, it takes a long time, especially to do the full hair pattern! I was given the model in June, and working on it on and off I just finished yesterday.

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PostSubject: Re: LeeAnn's Customs Thread *Updated Feb 28   Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:01 pm

Look very nice cheers
and does seem like a lot of work

I was just thinking - is there a chemical way to do this?
There is a technique to "decorate" empty egg shells called etching.
White vinegar is used to "eat away" the layer of the egg not protected by the wax.
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So I am just wondering, if a skilled chemist could mix something appropriate, to chemically remove the paint whilst keeping the rest somehow protected?
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