Where did it begin?

      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 the 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 unpainted cow picture with Johnny 

West and Soldier--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: Nohuanda Horses by Luis Aguilar (flickr page).  Contact him here: nohuanda2000@yahoo.com

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Letter from Louis Marx & Co. of Canada Ltd., July 10, 1968

 


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.   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 right or below on phone), 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.

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HERE ARE THE 1/6 scale COWS i HAVE RESCULPTED/REPAINTED

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Stay tuned . . .

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Brown Swiss Homco Lying Cow

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Black Hereford Homco Lying Cow

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Red Hereford Homco Lying Cow

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Brown Homco Lying Cow

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Luis Aguilar 1/6 scale cow sculpt painted by me to Norwegian Red cow.

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Luis Aguilar 1/6 scale cow sculpt painted by me to Holstein cow.

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Luis Aguilar 1/6 scale cow sculpt painted by me to Aryshire cow.

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Luis Aguilar 1/6 scale cow sculpt painted by me to Guernsey cow.

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Homco laying cow repainted to Black Hereford Cow.

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Brown Bessie cow repainted to polled Guernsey cow.

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 Brown Bessie cow repainted to polled Holstein cow. 

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 Homco laying cow repainted to red Hereford cow. 

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Brown Bessie cow repainted to polled Black Hereford cow.

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Brown Bessie cow beefed up and repainted to red Hereford cow.

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Homco laying cow repainted to Aryshire cow.

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 Brown Bessie cow repainted to Holstein cow. 

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 Brown Bessie cow repainted to Guernsey cow. 

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 Brown Bessie cow repainted to polled Holstein cow.  

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Homco laying cow repainted to Guernsey cow.

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 Homco laying cow repainted to Holstein cow. 

Guernsey on the left, Aryshire on the right

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These two above are 1/6 scale sculpts by Luis Aguilar and painted by me.

Jane West with a Holstein, Guernsey and Aryshire

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The two cows standing are no longer available to repaint, but the Homco lying down cow is still available.

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Some of the herd.

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Just another day on the ranch.

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