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Tacked Totilas by NyxVivendi Tacked Totilas by NyxVivendi
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Next in the same tack set + a Jana Skybova saddle pad: A palomino sooty appaloosa Totilas, painted by Kimberly Bleecker

I've always been a horse enthusiast. I've discovered the Breyer brand a few months ago (actually when I got a credit card and found myself wandering on ebay... bad idea, of course...) and immediately fell in love with it.

Performing a stunning extended trot, I thought that Totilas would look even more amazing with tack on. Even before getting more into Breyers, I remember absolutely gorgeous tack here on Deviantart, especially harnesses on draft horses that left me drooling when I discovered how small the models actually were.

Sadly, I didn't have any kind of correct background for this photo. The nicest Breyer photos are shot in nice landscapes, but I only had my brothers room to get some decent kind of result. :) (More about the light then the actual background!)

HORSE MODEL: Breyers Totilas www.breyerhorses.com/totilas
CUSTOM: Montecello Studios (Jessica Claus) www.ebay.com/usr/montecello_st…
SADDLE: Ben's Custom Tack (Barbara Perry) benscustomtack.com/
BRIDLE: Anna Suna www.ebay.ca/usr/anna_suna
POLO WRAPS: I did my best!

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MannyBigBlack Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student
where did you get the paint and what paint is it and how did you do that affect
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't paint that model. Jessica Claus from Montecello Studios did. The whole thing is painted with airbrush but white markings are done with a regular paintbrush, I guess. Maybe you can ask her - there's a link to her ebay store in the description.
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Froz-Kiwi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Mooooh j'adore cete photo ! (Vi, c'est Kiwi d'Un Mon de de Breyers)
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, salut! :) J'aimerais éventuellement lui commander un joli tapis de selle pour remplacer celui-là... Un de ces jours, pour l'instant c'est pas ma priorité.

J'ai aussi un autre projet: J'aimerais m'acheter un CM Totilas de Deb Brown et revendre celui-là - mais les Deb Brown sont coûteux et sur Totilas, difficile de trouver d'autres robes que pie et appaloosa, ce qui ne convient pas au dressage.
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aqwamists Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The tack... :o 
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks everyone for the favs! I posted a few pics of my Peter Stone Palouse, painted by Deb Brown, with her Anna Suna/Ben's Custom Tack cavalry set.
My next one will be Morgen Kilbourns resin Quartermeister, painted in a nice seal brown by Sue Kern, hitched to an antique cart with a Ben's Custom Tack harness and maybe another Anna Suna bridle. (still waiting for news. :) )
Don't hesitate to have a look at them :D
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peraltamaria Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Daily deviation Heart  It's great!!!Clap 
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot! :D :)
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DoctorWho-vian Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOA! 
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warriorsluver8045321 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh the detail put into this figure is just amazing!! Heart 
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GalxeySparrowStudio Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He is a lovely colour , and you background may not be an epic landscape but your photography skills are still amazing!
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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GalxeySparrowStudio Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you should do more model horse pics :)
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish I could, I still lack time and background. :) I might take Totilas out someday, for outdoors pics :D
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VolpeArtica08 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
He's gorgeous - love the color!!! :D
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sneakysneak Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Photographer
Oh. My. Gosh. This is just a lovely set up. Shame you didn't have a realistic background - I'm sure you could make this boy look like a flesh and blood horse.
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D Maybe this summer I can try something outside. :) I'm so scared to damage him though, I'm so clumsy, maybe I should try with a photo background or something...

I just bought a TOTALLY AMAZING Stone custom (Palouse mold, custom by Deborah Brown) and I just can't wait to show her off here in DA. :) Maybe I'll tack her, I don't know western or english, I also saw a Cavalry tack package by Ben's Custom Tack that looks really great and I think it would fit nicely. Still thinking about this, it's money though...
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sneakysneak Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Photographer
Can't wait to see. :) That mold would make a fantastic Cavalry horse.... but I know what you mean about the money.
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The thing is that it's a pinto/appaloosa (named "Pintaloosa" by the artist...) and I'm not sure that coat would make a good cavalry horse? I'm supposed to receive it today. Here's a picture of the model: i58.servimg.com/u/f58/11/36/10… (Picture by Deborah Brown)

And the tack set is named "1904 Cavalry Saddle Package" here: benscustomtack.com/packages.ht…

What do you think? I don't even know if there were coat restrictions in the Cavalry, I should do some research about it. But this is one of my favourite tack: I think the western saddles look absolutely gorgeous but they're kinda big and it would be a shame to hide too much of that awesome custom. :) My favourite part of the Cavalry set though is the bridle and halter combined, with the rope supposed to go around the horses neck: I wonder if it will be long enough? What did they do with that rope thing back in 1904?

Anyway, I'm gonna ask some questions to the tack maker before buying, if I do! :D
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sneakysneak Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Photographer
Oooh he's pretty.
But appaloosa's were "Indian ponies." I know the cavalry actively killed them in the late 1800s, so he probably wouldn't be the best fit for a 1904 Cavalry saddle. I agree though, it would be a shame to cover too much of him up with a western saddle.

As for the rope, I have no clue! I'd be interested to know if you find out, though.
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, damn D: That makes the whole thing wrong! She would look so awesome in a Cavalry set... Maybe as I don't show my models, I can do this anyway, but now this is a huge anachronism - or I can only set up a story behind it, but still...

I don't feel like giving her an indian set, the western saddle seems not to be a good option and I already have my Totilas tacked up in dressage, so enough of the english riding. (though I'd like a showjumping set someday) I think what's going to happen is that I will tack her with the cavalry set and as soon as I get a harness and a cart, the cavalry set will go on my Flash mold (he's much smaller though... Maybe I'll have bought Snowman by this time) and put Palouse under the harness and in front of the cart, and it'll look amazing.
Anyway, I'll think about that. Thanks for the information, I didn't think at all about the fact that appaloosas were indian horses!
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7skyhorse Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist
I might add that though what sneakysneak said was true, there were multiple platoons who used Appaloosas because the Nimipu tribe bred them to be very sure footed and fast.
I'm Native American, though not that tribe, and I lived in Montana and quite a few of the locals were Nimipu which is the tribe the created the Appalousa 
also, I was part of a regiment drill team, and we use the same saddles and we use any sort of horse, so you could just say he's just a modern drill horse (:
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for your comments! :D Really happy to hear that the set is still coherent. What is a drill team and are these saddles still used? :) (sorry, I'm not from the US and I don't know a thing about military stuff.)
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SunshineAngel21 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE her work :) I have a blue roan sabino totilas from her 
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horsecrazy9356 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Photographer
Beautiful horse and tack!!!!!!
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KiyiyaTheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing!!
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lilyzfillies Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Both the horse and the tack are absolutely gorgeous!
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LazyHcustomtack Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!! The tack and horse are stunning!!
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silverthornofagirl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss my Breyer days :) 
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hoofbeats111 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
He is stunning!
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The-Toy-Chest Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Lovely lighting and Totilas looks so good in bay and all tacked up!
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1Toshi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
STUNNING! I have been wanting a bay Totilas because i knew it would be pretty! Breyer needs to hurry up, lol. Did you see the buckskin custom of Totilas on bay?! He is very pretty too! This tack set as well is beautiful.  
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your comment! I saw many customs on ebay and I always LOVE buckskins :) Which one exactly did you see?
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1Toshi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I seen he buckskin one a while ago, i think a few months, but i loved him! He was a heart breaker, but very pricey 
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Customs are always very pricey :( There are some gorgeous ones though (for like 200-250$...) where every hair is carefully painted, with awesome colours - especially for pintos - and very expressive eyes. The custom I own looks awesome and I think the artist did a great job, especially with these dapples, but there are many flaws (seems to be animal hairs caught in the paint... I was a bit disappointed about this...) and I wasn't very satisfied with the eyes, but I think it's only my opinion here: The original Totilas mold looked like he was very smart and focused. The eyes of my custom seems a bit crazy. It's very "horse like" if I may say but I liked the expression in the original one and unfortunately, the photos for the ebay sale were very poor quality and I couldn't see these details.
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1Toshi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah i notice they are always very pricey, but oh so pretty! Thats sad, are the flaws easy to pick out? Do you plan on showing him? He might do pretty well. 
As for the tack set, how much did that run you? 
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The right side is almost perfect, but the left side has many many flaws... Anyway I don't plan on showing him (I actually don't even know what showing is about, I've heard of that in the US but where I live I never ever heard about Breyer itself so don't even think about shows, haha) and collecting Breyers is only for my personal pleasure. The tack set cost me like (is that your question? :) ) 60$ for the saddle and if I remember well 50$ for the bridle, plus the shipping. When I see online most of the tack for sale for hundreds dollars, I think that mine wasn't expensive at all and totally worth the price! Even if nobody around me would understand spending so much money in this. :)

If you ever need to buy tack, Anna Suna is the best bridle/halter maker I've found. Maybe some others can challenge with her but they sell their stuff twice the price and you have to wait months to place your order. Her prices are low and she's a truly awesome seller, very very friendly, it was a great experience to buy her creations, and the result is breathtaking. :) I also had the same kind of experience with Ben's Custom Tack, and, seriously, I don't think you'll ever find more gorgeous model horses western saddles than the ones from this shop. This is pure art. I wasn't looking for western when I bought my saddle for Totilas but I know where to go when I'll want to tack up western one of my breyers!
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crazykittystudios Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you are so lucky to have this custom and tack! Also, great job on the polo wraps, could you do a tutorial on how to make them?
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :) About the polo wraps, I might make a little tutorial if you want to and post it there with photos and steps, but it was a bit tricky because the bandage I used tend to let go small pieces of itself from the freshly cut borders (I don't know if I explain this well here...) - that's also why I can't really manipulate them anymore, they get damaged too easily... Maybe with better materials? The bandage piece I used was really old, found in a first aid kit...

I'm not really satisfied with the polo wrap on the right front leg, but the three others (unfortunately we can't see them much on this photo) are fine, I think. :D The good thing is that they hold themselves without tape!
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crazykittystudios Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome, a tutorial would definately be cool :)
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll make that as soon as I have enough time and materials to do it, and send you a link to the deviation :)
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crazykittystudios Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, thanksHug 
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