With more than one thousand blog posts under my belt, it's safe to say that I'm not often at a loss for words. This model, however, leaves me speechless.
I'm sure most hobbyists have seen her before. Australian finishwork artist extraordinaire, Liz Shaw, chronicled her nine month creation on her Tick Tock Studio blog, and links to her MHSP ad have been splashed all over the internet in the last week.Still, a model like this deserves the attention.
No one has mastered the delicate application of white markings like Liz Shaw.There is not one thing about this that looks like painted plastic.
When I look at this, all I see is horse. Real live breathing horse.
And that mottling! And those hooves!
This horse is amazing...from every single...
Liz's Victrix is currently at auction on the My Auction Barn website. Bidding closes tomorrow. Even though I am not in the running, I am looking forward to seeing her final selling price. I suspect it will be a record breaker!
Congratulations, Liz! This is a truly amazing piece. You continue to set standard for model horse artists the world over.