I've always wanted 1:6 scale cattle--even from the time I was
a young girl (see letter below I received from Marx after writing them to see if
they would make some cattle).
I've never found any
in all my years until recently when scouring the internet and ebay. I
found these Homco laying cows--they seemed to be the perfect scale for my Johnny
West clan. They are hard to find, though, and are becoming quite
scarce. I also found a beautiful example of a TRUE 1:6 cow
sculpted by Luis Aguilar (Nohuanda)--see below--and have gotten four unpainted
cows from Luis! Luis is
an exceptional artist and also makes the best 1:6 scale horses I have ever seen!
Check his work out here:
Horses by Luis Aguilar (flickr page). Contact him here: email@example.com
1:6 Cow Sculpt by Louis Aguilar shown above (Photo by Louis
Photo below shows two of Luis' cows (painted by me)--a Guernsey
on the left, and an Ayrshire on the right. Scroll down to see more!
Back to the cows-- I've had a love for cows as long as I've had my love for
horses. I've started collecting the Homco cows and have kept a few good
examples for my permanent herd. The ones that have blemishes are put in
the "recycle" shelf to repaint them into
something completely different. I've managed to repaint several of them
but have sold most of them. They are repainted by hand (no air brushing) with
acrylic paints, and I have tried to enlargen the eyes by removing the small
factory glass button-type eyes from the larger version of Homco cow and replacing them with sculpting compound and
painting them to be more realistic. They are not perfect, but
it's nice to have some cattle for Johnny West after all these years.
I had also found another near 1:6 scale cow named Brown
Bessie that has horns. I've resculpted/repainted
several of these (see photo below), but will not be doing any more. Unfortunately, I
have been informed that they are no longer available :(. I had
planned to do many more and keep a few for myself.