I am in the slow process of repainting a bunch of HO Scale horses. I wasn’t satisfied with their original paint jobs, so after sticking them to double-sided tape, I gave them all a blast of primer. That was uh… a couple months ago?
Today, while waiting for some other stuff to dry, I picked up the plate of ponies again and tried to decide how to paint them. My original plan was to choose random horse colors but some of the molds reminded me of OF Breyers.
Sooo a mini Arapaho and Secretariat were born!
My painting skills are not great and these are TINY so please don’t judge too harshly, but I think they came out cute which makes me happy. 😀
Here’s a quarter for scale:
Arapaho was a lot more complicated than I thought would be. Leopard Appaloosa, piece of cake right?! He’s not totally accurate to the full-sized model but shhhh, variations! 😉
With Secretariat I tried to keep that Orange-y color… I still think he’s a bit too bright but we can go with variations again right? Right!
He looked a bit too plain so I added a tiny blanket of roses, like the one that was included with the 25th anniversary horse.
This was made by embroidering dozens of french knots on a piece of green fabric.
Here they are compared to the full-sized counterparts: (pictures from the Guide since I don’t own either of the models)
I haven’t decided on who the others will be yet… but that’s a project for another day!