Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Painted Recoloso Resin - Tanoka Portrait

I was lucky enough to be able to purchase a Recoloso resin, one that I have been after probably ever since I joined the hobby. I just found his dynamic pose made him quite a dramatic model.

When I moved to Spain in 2009, I was given the opportunity to look after a beautiful Spanish horse called Tanoka. He hadn't been ridden in years and within a few months we developed a really strong bond and he didn't put a hoof out of place. Remembering how brave he was and how far we both came makes me have so much nostalgia!

He was an old boy of 18 when I rode him again and he had arthritis of his fetlocks but we still managed to enter our first dressage competition together, gallop up the collserola hills in Barcelona and we even popped over a couple of small crosspole jumps on a couple of occasions, which he loved!

I miss my beautiful boy terribly...

I do have another blog post dedicated to him, if you wanted to read it and see more images...

Back to the main point of this blog post anyway, my Recoloso resin. After managing to get one, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I hacked away at his mane on his off side and got rid of his tail. Every time I do this on a horse I want to add mohair on, there is no going back!!

I carried on prepping and gave him his main colour...

I then added his details and it was time for the mohair.

After all of that, he was finished and I couldn't be happier with him!

I really think the mohair just adds to him swivelling on his haunches. Even m mum agrees it looks like him (she misses him too, even though she was sometimes frightened for my life at the beginning!)

Thank you for letting me talk about my handsome boy with you!

This model will be debuting at the UHH on Saturday, where it is the last chance for models to qualify for BMECS 2014. My friend will be showing some horses for me and I can't wait!


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