Xavier is only a few inches tall, he is slightly bigger than stablemate scale but I don't think he is quite Little Bit scale. He could easily pass for other cob-like breeds, though. Can you imagine what he would look like with a free-flowing mane?!
The face needed slightly more sanding when these photos were taken as you can probably tell. But I don't know if you can also tell how much I have improved with my sculpting from my last two models, Bailadito and Hamlet/Horatio. I also have a photo here of Xavier with a Hamlet and a Breyer Stablemate model so you can get an idea of how big he is.
He also looks good from every angle! You can get a real feel for the power he has in his body.
It took me a while to get the near hind correct, all four legs have been mutilated and reattached from the armature itself, as well as his head!
This is because I sculpted him from apoxie sculpt, so the details all hardened as I sculpted him. I found this much easier than using the clay I normally use, as I was incredibly prone to squashing all the details...
IF YOU WISH TO PRE-ORDER XAVIER:
If you would like a copy of Xavier, you can send a minimum deposit of £15 to the PayPal email firstname.lastname@example.org. His full price is £36 where this includes UK postage (rest of world postage is £5). I will be sending him off for casting within this month, so he will definitely be in your hands in time for Christmas (Christmas present idea?!)
Aaand one last photo of the chunky pony for your enjoyment!
If you have any questions about him, please feel free to contact me!