The more I look at the Toob pony, the less I like it. I think primarily because it's so chunky. Then too, the comments that it wasn't toy-like enough to match the style of the Toy Town men made a lot of sense. So what's needed is probably something that splits the difference stylistically. My next move was to search thoroughly on eBay for something suitable. I found a few things, such as the Hallmark rocking horse Christmas ornament. Way too small, unfortunately. Nothing else was the right scale either.
What to do ? Time to take a stab at sculpting something myself. My thinking was this: although I've dabbled with Green Stuff modifications, I had no experience at sculpting anything completely from scratch. Therefore whatever I did was probably going to look rather toy-like from lack of sculpting skill and experience. And so long as it turned out better than a pathetic green blob, I had nothing to lose by giving it a shot. The other benefit would be a fresh start, getting away from the casting and assembly headaches with the Toob pony.
Here's what I came up with:
I think I whiffed on the toy horse objective. I have the same problem with the ships, just can't seem to do simple and abstract no matter what. Perhaps my brain just works too literally. On the plus side, it's recognizably a horse and not a bad one. So I'm encouraged by the attempt and it gives me some confidence that I can try scuplting other things in the future when necessary.
And for size:
Perhaps a bit large for a light cavalry horse but a bit more svelte than the Toob pony so I think she has the makings of a good replacement for it. I plan to proceed with adding the shabraque and tack. She is also thinner which should ease the mold making task a little. More to follow.
Oh, and a salute to the 100th Follower of this blog, Andrew Palmer !