Thursday, May 21, 2009

Evolution of the Akhal Teke

My Fly by Wire turned Akhal Teke came home today and wow, he's cool! Tiffany did an absolutely amazing job on him--it's hard to believe that I didn't even want this resin a couple months ago. Here's the before, during and after pictures.And the other side:In addition to paintwork, Tiffany turned his ears back and made him into a stallion.I'll be showing him at the Devilish Kokopelli Live show in Golden, Colorado this weekend. Does anyone have any name suggestions? I don't usually have trouble choosing names for my critters, but I'm drawing a blank with this one...

9 comments:

  1. NOW I am jealous. I don't care for the resin (though always thought there might be something under there) and didn't even jump when I saw the in-prog pics from her site, but WOW does it pop with that paintjob!!! I'm completely jealous now, and even debating on getting one and changing him around (different than yours though - don't want to be a complete copy cat). :D

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  2. Oh Laura, you should see him in person! It's all grey and yucky here today and my photos really don't do the paintwork justice. Tiffany did such a good job on the color. It could have easily been overdone, but she kept it bold and subtle all at the same time. I can't stop looking at him!

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  3. I'm jealous too! He is absolutely stunning! What a great idea you had for him and what a fantastic job Tiffany did on the paint job - utterly realistic for the breed and it just glows! You lucky dog - he is going to be so fun in performance!

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  4. He's really pretty! But where is his mane?

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  5. As I was researching Akhal-Tekes, I discovered that the Russian and Czech Tekes were most often presented with their manes and forelocks completely shaved off. I liked the look and decided to replicate it on this guy!

    So that's why he's bald :)

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  6. Who was it who did the customization?

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  7. I did most of the customizing. Tiffany turned the ears around and un-gelded him.

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  8. he's gorgeous. now he looks like a real akhal-teke. and he must have traditional turkmen name. for example in the name of Yalantushkhan, a very famous stallion in Russia and other countries as well. Unfortunately he is no more alive..

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  9. He's gorgeous as a teke! I wish breyer would make a cantering teke, they can be very versatile (and think of the paint jobs.... *drool*)

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