Recently, a friend asked if I could make models of her horses and ponies. I've gotten quite good at toy restoration over the years, so I gave it a try. She showed it to some of her friends, other people asked if I could make some for them, and here we are! I offer personalized models of horses, ponies, pets, farm animals, even dolls in both realistic and fantasy styles! What makes me unique is that I work with toys, not just model horses, and a variety of mediums, giving you an assortment of options.
I strive to offer quality toy models and superior customer service. I offer an array of services including sculpting and the use of "real" hair. If you would like to order a model, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org After I receive your email, I will provide my phone number so that we can speak directly about your preferences such as how you interpret your animal's coloring and which poses you like. I will send you in progress photos as well as a final photo to approve before your model is shipped. I am happy to make as many adjustments as necessary until each customer has the model of their dreams!
FarDreamer Custom Models
You dream it, I create it!
"G1" My Little Pony based on the horse "Sudden Eclipse".
Vintage My Little Pony Style - $35
"G3" My Little Pony based on the miniature pony "Tinkerbelle"
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Style - $30
Is your child a fan of the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic cartoon? They can have their very own custom pony in the style of the current My Little Pony toy line! These ponies can be painted and re-haired to meet your preferences.
Grand Champion & Classic Breyer Style - $35
If you would like a realistic style of toy horse, then this is the style for you! These horses are available in a variety of poses and can be painted and re-haired to your specifications. There are many similar toy horses which can also be customized.
Based on miniature pony "Sandman"
Grand Champion based on "Saint Super Nova"
Traditional Breyer Style - $50
This is a great option for a beautiful toy horse with a lot of realistic features. Available in a variety of poses these bases can be painted and "real" hair added for a unique look. This is "Sol" who was done for Tammy C.
Classic sized Breyer based on chestnut horse "Brett".
Small Models - $25
This is a great option if you'd like a more durable toy for a child to play with. Many brands are available such as Schleich, Terra, and Papo so there is an endless array of options for styles and poses. Price includes Stable Mates and Little Bits size Breyers.
Schleich brand example.
Small - $25, Medium - $35, Large - $50
Would you like a model of your dog, cat, or favorite goat? Maybe you have a beloved rabbit or a flock of chickens? Just about any animal can be customized for you. I was even recently commissioned to customize chihuahua shaped wine bottle holders for Mother's Day gifts!
Example border collie.
Example shih tzu.
Would you like a doll that looks like yourself, your child, or an imaginary friend? Maybe you would like your child's dolls re-stylized to look more realistic and child-like. There are many options limited only by your imagination.
This model was customized from a Chelsea doll to resemble the customer. Her eyes were repainted, and clothes from another doll altered to fit. Her hair was detangled, washed, trimmed, and styled, as well as pink highlights added. I was also able to track down a riding helmet for her at the customer's request.
I can sculpt or craft many accessories and clothing items for various animals and dolls. However, many toy companies have already made great quality accessories and there are plenty of customizers who specialize in these items. Many times it makes more sense for you to provide these items for me to alter to your preferences, versus re-inventing the wheel. Prices for these services vary based on the difficulty of the request. There is a $5 finder's fee if you would like me to locate accessories for your new model.
Would you like a fantasy creature such as a jackalope or a green unicorn with pink polka dots and purple hair? I offer fantasy style models as well!
Need help giving an old toy new life? Check out my Restoration Commissions. I specialize in My Little Ponies, but have experience with lots of types of toys.
My display at the 2017 Greater Richmond Horse Show Association fundraising auction!
Prices include labor and art supplies. Customer provides or pays for toy base, hair, accessories, and shipping costs.
Classic sized Breyer example using "real" hair.
Gerbils Funny Girl and Stitches!
"G1" My Little Pony based on the horse "Sol".
I prefer not to customize the vintage My Little Ponies, known as G1's. (I do run an entire website about restoring them after all.) However I can be convinced if the pony base is common and in bad enough shape. I prefer to use what pony collectors call "G3's" for projects like this. They are more common and available in a variety of poses. These ponies can be painted and re-haired to meet your preferences.
Current commissions: Small statue of "Sundae" for NB