Tutorial & Reference Info
The following links cover many topics of interest and note to help you get more out of our products, and learn more about the Model Horse Hobby.
|Product Info Sheets|
BR01 – Silver Rope Edge Lacing|
Create realistic "rope-rolled" silver-laced edging on your miniature western tack items
BR02 – Polishing Pewter Castings|
Information on tools, supplies and methods of finishing & polishing our pewter castings
BR03 – Paso Stirrups|
Prep and finish our Peruvian Paso stirrups
|BR05 – Beads & Cast Conchos Info and tips on using beads, ferrules & cast pewter conchos to create beautiful miniature bridles and other items|
BR07– Color Matching Guide|
Color References between various leather colors and DMC Embroidery Threads, to assist in assessing and matching colors.
BR08 – Prepping Resins|
Prepare resin models for painting, including information on tools and supplies required.
BR09 – Etched Parts Basics|
How to prep and glue decorated etched plates to tack items.
BR10 – Etched Parts Advanced Options|
Advanced decorating techniques for etched plates including Antiquing, Colorizing, Doming, Stacking, Sealing and Adding Crystals.
BR11 – Saddle Kit Modified Patterns|
Alternate pattern pieces to use with your Rio Rondo Western Saddle Kit to use with our Etched Metal Saddle Plates/Trad. Scale
Using Heel-Bar or "Tongue" Buckles
How to set up a heel-bar buckle
More Buckle Tongue Tips
Make Roller Buckles
Tutorial by Jana Skybova
Make Tiny Holes in Leather Lace for Buckle Tongues
A (nearly) fool-proof way to make nice, fine holes. Adult supervision recommended.
Buckle Strap Keepers
How to set up our Buckle Keepers.
Buckle Strap Tips - Method 1
Buckle Strap Tips - Method 2
How to form and attach our Bit Clips
3-Piece Bit Assembly Tutorial
How to assemble western bits like the "Riley" bit
Assemble a Buxton Bit
How to put together our Buxton Driving Bit.
|Customizing How-To Info|
Prepping Models – Clearing Silicone from a casting |
Important informations on clearing silicone mold release from Cast Resin models.
Adding Custom or Haired Manes & Tails
Six how-to tutorials in PDF format, covering attaching cast tails, custom sculpting manes, adding mohair, etc.
|Model Horse Hobby Info|
Model Horse Glossary
Some common terms and definitions about the Model Horse Hobby.
Horse Breed Acronyms
A basic list of breed acronyms used by hobbyists.
Model Horse Mold Acronyms
A basic list of acronyms for some common model horse molds.
Model Horse Size & Scale
A basic reference of common Model Horse sizes/scales.
Model Horse Hobby-Related Links
Other Sites related to Model Horses, Tackmaking, Sculpting, Art Supplies, Model Horse Dealers, Etc.