I thought I would share this old build of a subject that you just don't see too often. This was built around 15 years ago. It was a good learning experience for me.
There was an elderly gentleman that I worked with who knew I built models. He found this at a yard sale and bought it for $1.00. He asked me to build it for him and I thought "How hard could it be?" It was a lot harder than I thought. Lots of filling and sanding. Tons of detail painting. 32 legs and hoofs. Painting their manes. All of the detail painting on their collars - all of the gold is hand painted. The hardest part for me was trying to get the correct color and sheen on the horses. All in all, I was happy with the outcome. More importantly, so was he.
Pardon the quality of the pictures. They are scanned from good ol' fashioned paper photos, (remember those???)
Here is what I started with.
Here is what I finished with.