Tonight, we are going to look at OKIMBORED's technique for finishing MARX horses. You already know that the Marx horse is my favorite 1:6th mount and here you see a beautiful example of why. This is a great looking horse.
OK started the project by sanding all the seams flush and there are plenty of them to sand on a Marx horse, it's not just the body, it's all the legs too.
Next, OK used a Dremel tool to deepen the nostrils for a more realistic look.
The same technique was used to deepen the ears. It doesn't seem like much of a change, but it makes a huge difference.
One of the complaints about the Marx horse is the open mouth doesn't look realistic. I've never tried this, but OK, adventurous soul that he is removed the lower jaw.
And then repositioned it so that the mouth would appear to be closed, or at least as closed as a horse's mouth gets when it has a bit in it. Looks pretty good, a lot more natural.
The next step was to putty the mouth with Green Stuff. Looks a little bulky here, but it hasn't been sanded yet.
The rest of the horse was puttied as well, you know in all the "seamly" places
Once the putty had a chance to set, OK was able to begin sanding. This is always my favorite part (I hate sanding), you as you can begin to see, it will be well worth the effort in the final finish of the model.
After the sanding, then it was time for painting. OK did more than one layer of paint. He started out with a brown and then moved to a darker coat. Finally he hit the whole thing with a coat of matte to bring down the sheen.
And this is the final result, a great looking mount for one of OK's Cavalry Troopers. Great looking horse buddy, really sharp looking finish.
That's all for tonight. Hope you got some helpful hints on finishing horses. Until next time, have a good one.
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