Sunday, January 21, 2018

NaMoPaiMo - National Model Painting Month

So February kicks off NaMoPaiMo, or National Model Horse Painting Month, for model horse customizers. I paid my $2 entry fee, and started prepping my victim - traditional size Breyer Othello. I realize I should have signed up a Stablemate size, something small and manageable, but now I am officially committed. This is a giant of a horse.

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Intended color:
Buttermilk Buckskin

Othello/ Wintersong - Identify Your Breyer

I planned on airbrushing him with my brand new Christmas present, but I realize airbrushing isn't user friendly inside a house. I don't have another area to use, especially in winter in Indiana. Plus, I've never used an airbrush before. So I chickened out.

I am going to do pastels - which I've never done before, so this will still be a new experience for me. I also have been reading that finishing touches can be done with pencils and hand painted acrylics.

I will keep everyone posted in February on the various stages. At this point, I'm expecting it to take around twenty layers of different colors.

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