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CM Smoky the Pegasus by AcuteCat CM Smoky the Pegasus by AcuteCat
This is a Breyer Horse (collectible plastic figure) that was modified and customized by me.

This was Breyer's Smoky the Cowhorse -- I carved his face extensively to correct his 'pig eye' and 'pig nose' (a flaw common to this model) and added real (dried and cured) pigeon wings over a base of ApoxieSculpt and wire. The wings were provided by a friend of mine who hunts [humanely and legally].
He was painted in acrylics. A pair of eyehooks were drilled into his back so that he can hang suspended in the air.

This guy is part of my personal collection, but my CM horses for sale can be seen in my Etsy shop: [link]
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hdjl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
That's so cool how you used real wings. He looks amazing!
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like him! :)
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passionatepremise Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful...<3
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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passionatepremise Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome! <333333333
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Avalon-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to do this to some of my duplicate models. I have....3 pairs of wings. All in the freezer because I'm not sure how to dry and cure them. Any recommendations?
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, the ones I got were already preserved when my friend sent them to me -- she skinned the whole birds and dried the hides with large-grained salt.

I do know that you need to get as much of the 'meat' out of the wing as possible. I've also heard that people use borax in place of salt.
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equestriad Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like his nose, nothing wrong with it
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I meant his original nose, before I fixed it.
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The-Toy-Chest Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I've never seen Smokey look so good. :O
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