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For the protection of ears everywhere, I must protest against letting little girls find out about such a set...

 

That said, if there's TWO brushes, and possibly a metal colour in there(stirrups, bits, rivets holding the leather bits together, possibly also horseshoes if a horse is posing with a lifted leg), then yeah, it would make for a great idea.

 

Trying to remember if my Niece is still at the Squee!!! stage or has grown out of it, yet....

 

pretty sure all girls do this, regardless of age, and, no, we never outgrow this ;) ;)

 

Seriously it could be a lot of fun to see Reaper paints packaged with calvary/horse figures for a light or dark horse. Whether it would be worthwhile, as a marketing idea to them.... not sure =/

 

And horses are seriously hard to paint imo paint and get "right" I mean. So many just don't look right, because they're painted like skin, not like the very short fur they actually have.

 

But maybe I'm just picky lol I love horses <3

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A Learn to Paint Horses kit would be cool. The kits hold 11 paints, so there could be white, black, a couple of greys, a range of browns, and palomino. Add in a couple of Bones horses and a brush. It's the sort of thing craft stores love. Little girls still squeee! over horses.

That's...pretty genius.

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I think it would be a good idea to do some LTPK sets with horses since as mentioned the technique is also helpful for centaurs, plus there are other horse based figures.  Even those to who disdain the squee of girls have probably got some cavalry laying around.

 

@Maredudd I'm pretty sure I know you IRL if you're in the SCA and married to lady with some nice spotted horses :-)

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I went digging for some of Lady Tam's musings but there are really only two of significance and they are so old that most of the links are broken either for websites or for pictures.

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/23464-triads-for-horses/#entry361418

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/11172-dapples/?hl=horse 

 

I enjoy painting horses although for the most part they are gaming horses and don't get a lot of work, but for display and competition purposes we really do paint horses "wrong" . I have a lot of pictures of painted resin horses that went along with a book and some "formula" cards for creating that look and from those I could probably develop at least a list of corresponding Reaper colors to make those work. The book that goes along with those cards and pictures has been out of print for years and I would dearly love to get my hands on it: 

Color Formulas & Techniques for the Model Horse Artist by Carol Williams

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I went digging for some of Lady Tam's musings but there are really only two of significance and they are so old that most of the links are broken either for websites or for pictures.

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/23464-triads-for-horses/#entry361418

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/11172-dapples/?hl=horse 

 

I enjoy painting horses although for the most part they are gaming horses and don't get a lot of work, but for display and competition purposes we really do paint horses "wrong" . I have a lot of pictures of painted resin horses that went along with a book and some "formula" cards for creating that look and from those I could probably develop at least a list of corresponding Reaper colors to make those work. The book that goes along with those cards and pictures has been out of print for years and I would dearly love to get my hands on it: 

Color Formulas & Techniques for the Model Horse Artist by Carol Williams

 

Ahhhhhh another book to stick on my "when I win the lottery and can pay for anything I really want" list!! sweet :D

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I went digging for some of Lady Tam's musings but there are really only two of significance and they are so old that most of the links are broken either for websites or for pictures.

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/23464-triads-for-horses/#entry361418

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/11172-dapples/?hl=horse 

 

I enjoy painting horses although for the most part they are gaming horses and don't get a lot of work, but for display and competition purposes we really do paint horses "wrong" . I have a lot of pictures of painted resin horses that went along with a book and some "formula" cards for creating that look and from those I could probably develop at least a list of corresponding Reaper colors to make those work. The book that goes along with those cards and pictures has been out of print for years and I would dearly love to get my hands on it: 

Color Formulas & Techniques for the Model Horse Artist by Carol Williams

 

Ahhhhhh another book to stick on my "when I win the lottery and can pay for anything I really want" list!! sweet :D

 

If I have get my hands on a copy you will have to pry it from my cold dead hands.

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I went digging for some of Lady Tam's musings but there are really only two of significance and they are so old that most of the links are broken either for websites or for pictures.

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/23464-triads-for-horses/#entry361418

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/11172-dapples/?hl=horse 

 

I enjoy painting horses although for the most part they are gaming horses and don't get a lot of work, but for display and competition purposes we really do paint horses "wrong" . I have a lot of pictures of painted resin horses that went along with a book and some "formula" cards for creating that look and from those I could probably develop at least a list of corresponding Reaper colors to make those work. The book that goes along with those cards and pictures has been out of print for years and I would dearly love to get my hands on it: 

Color Formulas & Techniques for the Model Horse Artist by Carol Williams

 

Ahhhhhh another book to stick on my "when I win the lottery and can pay for anything I really want" list!! sweet :D

If I have get my hands on a copy you will have to pry it from my cold dead hands.

*Quickly locks her copy of said book and cards in the safe*

 

Since there seems to be a decent amount of interest I will try to put some tutorials together on painting better horses.

I'm out of town until next week and it might take me a bit but I'm willing to give it a shot if folks really want some.

 

If there is something specific like a color or pattern type you want to see let me know and I'll see what I can do.

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I'm, interested in any painting technique that can help me improve or inspire me.

Regardless of the subject actually.

 

Since I've got cavalry and Centaurs I like to see some tutorials for this.

 

Any type of horse would be great, but the ones I'm most interested in are stippled horses ( grey with spots) or the Palomino kind of horses.

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Any type of horse would be great, but the ones I'm most interested in are stippled horses ( grey with spots) or the Palomino kind of horses.

I think those were two of the ones Lady Tam did.  Or another member around the same time.  If those past posts have bad links though/dead images, that's really too bad.

 

Thank goodness for google images though.

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I went digging for some of Lady Tam's musings but there are really only two of significance and they are so old that most of the links are broken either for websites or for pictures.

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/23464-triads-for-horses/#entry361418

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/11172-dapples/?hl=horse 

 

I enjoy painting horses although for the most part they are gaming horses and don't get a lot of work, but for display and competition purposes we really do paint horses "wrong" . I have a lot of pictures of painted resin horses that went along with a book and some "formula" cards for creating that look and from those I could probably develop at least a list of corresponding Reaper colors to make those work. The book that goes along with those cards and pictures has been out of print for years and I would dearly love to get my hands on it: 

Color Formulas & Techniques for the Model Horse Artist by Carol Williams

Ahhhhhh another book to stick on my "when I win the lottery and can pay for anything I really want" list!! sweet :D
If I have get my hands on a copy you will have to pry it from my cold dead hands.

*Quickly locks her copy of said book and cards in the safe*

 

Since there seems to be a decent amount of interest I will try to put some tutorials together on painting better horses.

I'm out of town until next week and it might take me a bit but I'm willing to give it a shot if folks really want some.

 

If there is something specific like a color or pattern type you want to see let me know and I'll see what I can do.

 

Whatever you would like is good, although I am especially interested in pintos and that dapple pattern that apaloosas tend to have

 

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this is some GW elf calvary (from the Isle of Blood set) that I was trying to get to look like real horses, you can kinda see where I was going with the dappling (I hope!) granted the barding did kinda get in the way

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I went digging for some of Lady Tam's musings but there are really only two of significance and they are so old that most of the links are broken either for websites or for pictures.

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/23464-triads-for-horses/#entry361418

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/11172-dapples/?hl=horse 

 

I enjoy painting horses although for the most part they are gaming horses and don't get a lot of work, but for display and competition purposes we really do paint horses "wrong" . I have a lot of pictures of painted resin horses that went along with a book and some "formula" cards for creating that look and from those I could probably develop at least a list of corresponding Reaper colors to make those work. The book that goes along with those cards and pictures has been out of print for years and I would dearly love to get my hands on it: 

Color Formulas & Techniques for the Model Horse Artist by Carol Williams

 

I haven't painted a lot of horses, but I'm curious to know what you mean by what we're doing "wrong" in our end of things?

 

I have a vague recollection of reading something about certain hoof colours only being seen with certain coat colours, but perhaps I am completely misremembering...

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