My first custom!
It was a new years resolution of mine that 2016 would be the year that I start customizing and painting models. It's something I've always been interested in. Last summer I bought a factory second Peter Stone Arabian body just for this purpose. Today I dove in and started off by sanding off his mane and tail. He is going to be a haired custom of course, and I moved his tail bone up for a slightly higher tail carriage. I also made him a she by removing his manly parts so I have to refer to him as a her now. I sanded down seams, removed logos, straightened out legs. I also turned her head to the right and have to rebuild the head and neck. Lastly, I decided to take the back leg and point that hoof back. The hooves aren't completely level yet, but I figured out that when I do level them this is going to bring that back pointed leg up just a touch so it will be slightly off the ground which I like--happy accident! I also plan to give her some major reconstructive surgery on her face, she'll get a new eyes, nose and mouth so that she's more refined and "type-y". I may also flick an ear back, not sure on that yet. Hopefully at some point in this process she will tell me what color she wants to be. I'm already thinking of maybe trying a dapple grey since I have a fantastic "how to" DVD on pastels by Jaime Baker, but we shall see! I might not get to work on her for another two weeks so there might not be any updates on her for awhile.
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