Polymer clay such as Fimo & Super Sculpey can be used for original sculpture or a base for your model horse customization. It is plastic-like in texture, almost rubbery. It does not dry out to air exposure and can be worked on for several months. It must be baked in the oven to cure. I do not recommend it for sculpting with model horses- as it is a little bit brittle once baked. I often use this clay as a base for medallions or miniatures within your stable setup. It comes in different colours that do not need to be painted once baked. You cannot use this clay to directly customize on your model, as Breyers will melt in the oven.
Apoxie & Magic Sculpt is a 2-part resin curing clay. Once mixed, the product activates & has approximately a 1 hour working time. It dries in 24 hours to a solid, sand-able, drill-able, waterproof compound. This clay is imperative for model horse customizing and is industry standard. You can use it directly on your Breyer Model horse & smooth it out with water or isopropyl alcohol.
Oil Based Clay
Oil based clay such as Monster Clay is a type of product that never cures. It can be heated up in the microwave to a soft or liquid consistency. This can be used to create sculptures that can be worked on for many months at a time. The purpose of this clay is for professional use in terms of creating work that will be cast. Once molded in silicon, the original sculpture will be destroyed but the clay can continue to be reused. This is perfect for medallion sculpting with the intention of creating resin copies.
In this video I review my best lighting tool I have in the studio. This light not only functions for video creation, but also studio lighting & photography of your final work
In this video I teach you how to use Bondo to fill minor holes & blemishes in your custom work. This works well for resins with pinholes & as an alternative to using Apoxie
In this video I use Pebeo Cerne Relief for adding veins to the face, belly, body & creating chestnuts. This is a rubbery - like compound that is applied to the model through the needle point tip. Once sealed in primer it is firm enough for finished veining. I complete this step once the model is fully sculpted & prepped.
In this video I go over the use of Apoxie Sculpt Clay as a medium for customizing & original sculpture. It is a two part resin based compound.
In this video I go over Dremel's EZ lock system for sanding drums & cutting wheels.
Safety withi the studio is very important. Be sure to get yourself a good respirator with the correct filters for whichever task you are working on.
In this video I go over the tools you need to start airbrushing.
You will need:
Vallejo Model Air is a wonderful airbrush paint I have found. It works amazing straight into the brush. Vallejo also offers great mediums to add to your airbrush for ease of use. It has a very matte finish when cured.
These are my favourite paintbrushes ever!
Winsor & Newton Kolinsky Sable Series 7
Hi there! Welcome to my blog, I am Darynn Bednarczyk of DeeJayBe Studios. I customize model horses. You can also find me on YouTube, Instagram & Facebook sharing my progress. I hope you join me on this incredible journey of equine artistry.