Custom Paint Job Breyer Stablemates Stallion – My Dream Horse Kit
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Custom Paint Job Breyer Stablemates Stallion – My Dream Horse Kit

August 18, 2019


Hello, and welcome back to Jenna Gets Creative!
Today I am bringing back this Breyer “My Dream Horse” kit that I, uh, last year I showed
you how much of an utter “crap kit” this is in terms of the supplies that they give you,
and I said I was gonna go ahead and actually complete them with my own supplies, and then
you haven’t seen this is like a year. So today I am here to paint one of them, finally. If
you have been eagle eyed in my intros, you may have already seen him on the shelf, painted,
you’re gonna see me painting him now. Here’s that stallion, and I’m gonna go ahead and
mix some Apple Barrel acrylic paints. These are just your basic craft paint that you can
get on Amazon. You can buy them individually or in 2 different sets. Not sponsored, just
explaining what I’m using. I have set 1. Haven’t had to replace any colours yet, haven’t added
any colours yet, I’m just working with set 1. Just so everybody knows what we’re working
with. I ended up doing 4 or 5 coats of paint for the base colour. You’re gonna see me do
the first coat and then the touch up coat, and then we’ll get into the other details,
but just so you know, it took 4 or 5 until I had a… what I was satisfied with as a
good, solid, even, smooth colour. Didn’t have brush strokes, didn’t have lighter and darker
patches. And, yeah. I am happy with how this paint went onto the horse, and unlike the
paint that came in the kit, as you saw or will see, I will link that video up above,
the acrylics that came with this kit, when I painted it onto the foal, I tested on the
foal, I- my fingers were a little bit wet, and all of the paint just rubbed right off,
after it was dry. And it’s- that’s not happening with the Apple Barrel paints, so it’s not
a problem with the models themselves. Which I knew it wouldn’t be, because these are,
they’re made out of the same material that all Breyer models are. As I mentioned in the
first video, typically Breyer models are air brush painted, so they get a lot of very fine
details, a lot of blending, a lot of fades, that you’re really not going to achieve in
any reasonable amount of time with crappy little craft brushes and very cheap acrylic
craft paints. I am sure somebody out there has done it. I don’t have the patience for
that. But, you know… [laughs] So I decided this guy should be a flaxen chestnut. For
those who aren’t familiar with horse colours, chestnut is one of the many terms for a red
based coat. Genetically horses are either a black or a red base, and flaxen means that
the mane and tail, the horse’s “hair” so to speak, is a paler shade than the body. In
some breeds that gets a little bit confused, but yeah. Chestnut’s the general term, flaxen
means the mane and tail are lighter, but it’s not palomino, don’t get that confused! Liver
chestnut def, err, typically means a darker chestnut, lots of different terms. Sorrel
is just an equivalent, alternate term in the stock horse, Quarter Horse world. Why am I
rambling? So here he is with that base coat finished, and as you can see, since Breyer
models are so beautifully carved, beautifully detailed, just the light hitting the model
is already creating a lot of the shadows and detail you want to see, so I don’t really
feel like I’m losing much by not trying to go in and put shadows in. I’m just going with
the white, pure white, and putting in white markings on this horse. I do want him to be
considered a “solid” colour, so I’m not taking the white up above the knees and hocks. If
I did take the white above the knees and hocks it would be some sort of pattern, be it a
sabino, be it a splash, maybe even a dominant white, who knows! I wanted it to be solid,
so I kept it below the knees and hocks. Well, up to the knees and hocks, basically, but
they’re still just socks. And of course we’ve got to do a nice blaze, and star, snip, whatever.
Sorry. And then going in with grey. I believe I used the pewter grey in the set, didn’t
mix a grey, for the hooves. You could mix a different grey if you wanted to. You could
decide that he has pale hooves and a mix a nice little peach colour. If you wanted to
get really crazy you could easily put the banding on the hooves as well, ‘cuz some horses
have that. Some horses just have to be extra! [laughs] By the way, if you’re new here, please
do subscribe and ring the bell for notifications. I upload every Tuesday and Thursday at minimum,
sometimes I have bonus videos. I’m an art channel, but I also do crafts, tutorials,
and related product reviews on occasion, and I am going to be painting the mare and the
foal that came in this set as well in the near future. I’m not gonna let it go another
year before I add another installment to this series. And if you like this video, don’t
forget to hit like and leave a comment down below. Tell me if you’ve ever tried any of
the Breyer painting kits, or if you’ve ever customized a fine detailed horse model like
this, be it Breyer, or Peter Reeves, or any of those brands. I’d love to know! And, uh…
Do you have any- horsey people out there, do you have any requests for the colours of
the mare and foal? Keep in mind that this is meant to be a family set, so whatever colour
you suggest for the mare, then keep that in mind that she bred with a chestnut for the
foal. ‘Cuz yeah, I am a horse nerd, and I like to study the genetics of horse colours,
so doing the foal last, so that he’s realistic to the mare and stallion. This flaxen colour
that I made for the mane and tail, I mixed several colours together, and I just- it took
so much to get the right shade that I ended up with WAY too much paint. I couldn’t just
leave it in the palette and let it dry, so that’s why you see me using it out of a little,
tiny little salad dressing container. ‘Cuz I figured you know, why not, I’ll save it.
I’ll probably use it some other time. It was hard to get the ends of his tail, the ends
of the little pieces of his main, without getting that colour onto his darker body.
And I hope I did a good job, there. Nobody’s looking too closely! And then I decided I
was gonna try and use my ball stylus to do the eyes, just to be careful, but for the
whites of the eyes it was tedious. You’ll see me use on the other side just a regular
small brush. There we go. And then I wanted to be rather realistic with this, so I am
using a dark brown to make his irises before I then go in with the black and put a pupil
in. And I think his eyes turned out really well. He doesn’t look cross-eyed when he’s
looking straight at you! Here he is, my finished stallion from the kit. Horse 1 of 3. And like
I said, leave a comment down below, tell me what colours you wanna see me do on the other
2. Tell me if you’ve ever tried a kit like this, or redone any of these type of models
before. Love to hear from you, and I will be back on Friday with another video. Sorry,
Thursday! I will be back on Thursday! Bye guys.

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  1. For the mare: Cremello would be cool as it's such a nice soft yellowy faded chestnut color. Would also make for a gorgeous foal.

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