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1:12 Scale Shetland Pony

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CollieFeathers

Working on a 1/12 scale Shetland Pony. Will post progress photos. Equine miniatures are a specialty but this is the first one I've done 100% from scratch and felted. Having a lot of fun with him. I have visions of paring him with a porcelain child doll. He is 3 inches at the shoulder.

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GiseleH

He looks great, cannot wait to see him with ears and tail. How did you handle the armature?

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CollieFeathers

Hi GiseleH - Thanks so much. The armature is made of pipe cleaners. The hooves and eyes made of polymer clay. Will update the photos soon with the polymer clay eyes.

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WeekendMiniaturist

Perhaps I'm not the only child who wanted a pony, so getting one in miniature would be fun... I have never tried felting, but It will be fun to watch your progress... we had a demo at our miniature club once. 

My cousins had horses, so I did get to fulfill the need to learn to ride a horse... wonderful memories, and now that I look back, I realize I am lucky that I didn't have the chores that went with the ownership.  

Yes a 3" porcelain doll would be a nice addition!

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WeekendMiniaturist

Beautiful!  

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CollieFeathers

The pony has gone to a big fiber fair in North Carolina. He is entered in the needle felted 3D sculpture contest. Hope he does well.

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WeekendMiniaturist

It is fun to see you try different mediums and your success.  I hope the Shetland does well at the Fair too.  There is a Fiber Fair in NC?  What is the name of the event?  We were just talking about the big woodworking and/or furniture shows in NC, as my husband attended the show once... woodwoorking & fiber, would be an excellent weekend adventure.

 

 

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Mrs. L.

He is charming, and his expression is so pensive and kind.  He will be glad to have a child companion!  What are his hoofs made of?

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CollieFeathers
1 hour ago, Mrs. L. said:

He is charming, and his expression is so pensive and kind.  He will be glad to have a child companion!  What are his hoofs made of?

Thank you! Going to start his little boy soon. His hooves and eyes are polymer clay.

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Mininecessities
On 10/24/2017 at 2:56 PM, CollieFeathers said:

Finished Shetland Pony.

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Wow that is beautiful! I didn't know felting could look so realistic and well I am in awe. Great job!

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