I stg…. if people start getting nasty towards Tate bc of a reality tv show….


This is my entry into the 2016 Breyerfest Customs Contest. It took an incredible amount of work. They are extreme resculpts of Marwari and Phar Lap mounted into a splash base that was sculpted, molded, and cast by me. Coloring is in pastels, acrylics, and pastel pencil. Although they’re extreme customs, I was torn over whether to submit them into the Most Creative or Most Extreme divisions, and in the end I left it to a friend to decide and he chose Most Creative. I’m glad he did, because they won their division! I have two big-ass ribbons that I’m going to keep forever!

It is up for auction now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Breyerfest-2016-Best-Customs-Contest-WINNER-Fighting-Breyer-Horses-LSQ-CM-Custom-/162147769739?hash=item25c0c29d8b:g:Bs8AAOSwRgJXlepR

I’m SO humbled that they won because the competition was absolutely stunning. It included a wonderful little zebra, a massive and incredible Alborozo pegasus, a really clever light-up demon horse, an incredibly creative lying foal transformed into a baby giraffe, and the tiniest and most adorable sea-dragon horse you ever saw. The competition was so amazing that I actually gave up any hope of winning and to my great eternal shame, was asleep outside in my car at the time the prizes were awarded (I’d just had a medical procedure and was exhausted.) I woke up at 11pm (the time you need to collect your work lest it forever become the property of Breyer.) So I ran in to find everyone packing up and my horse witting alone in the middle of the table with not one, but TWO ribbons. I stood in confusion for a moment until an organizer approached and told me I’d won! It took a while to process that! 

I regret not spending more time meeting people, but I did meet and speak to so many amazing artists and customizers and learned so much. Breyerfest was wonderful and though I probably won’t enter the customs contest next year, I will definitely be attending again!