Meet Sigurd; a traditional scale cast resin model depicting a Noriker stallion in a dramatic rearing pose.
His pose (in my mind) is styled on the idea of him being lead towards the famous "Hengstauftrieb", or "Stallion Drive" event held each year in Kirchberg, Austria, where the prominent stallions meet up and (sort of) fight to establish a hierarchy, leading to a peaceful summer of grazing together in the Alpine meadows. I say "sort of" fighting, because these stallions don't actually try to hurt each other, it's the most gentlemanly of battles with almost a comedic amount of posturing, snorting and bravado, which is what drew me to capture the essence and energy of this event in my sculpture. Sigurd depicts one of these stallions, all fired up for action and impatient to be released into the group to show his stuff. Equally, he could be in the thick of things, hashing it out with the other stallions. Given the amazing array of colours and coat patterns within the breed and the number of breeds with a similar phenotype, there are a great many options here for you in terms of colour and breed choices when it comes to finishing and live showing your model.
The Noriker horse is a moderately heavy Austrian draught horse breed, standing at 15:2 - 16hh so they are not huge (this model stands approx. 30cm / 12" tall including the base), but they are muscular, sure-footed and, perhaps due to the mountainous regions they are from, very well balanced. With a heavy baroque influence, most colours and coat patterns are found in this breed including roan and leopard appaloosa, with only grey being excluded, but as this body-type translates so well to a number of similar breeds this opens up unlimited colour options for your copy.
December 2023 Status: The mould is complete and a successful test cast has been taken! Copies are scheduled to begin casting in January with the first copies shipping from the 15th January 2024!
The 3D printed master copy was produced with a Formlabs 3D printer at the same exacting quality that my micro mini models are produced at, giving him a smooth finish and crisp details, then any remaining visible print artefacts have been and thoroughly cleaned away before he heads off to be moulded and cast by Jolt Studios in bright white artist resin. The horse will be hollow cast with strong wire reinforcements, the base will be solid cast and contoured underneath, with my logo and Sigurd's name beneath.
Photos show the first test cast model in white resin, then further images taken from the digitally sculpted 3D model. More photos of the resin copy will be added when possible.
This traditional scale resin edition is limited to a maximum of 200 copies.
Terms and Conditions specific to this model are below, purchase of this model indicates acceptance of these conditions:
This listing is for Pre-Order only, models are made to order and lead times can be long - casting is due to commence at the start of 2024.
Images are a digital rending taken from a digital 3D model and are for example only. The digital is to be 3D printed, prepared, moulded and cast in white resin, cleaned to Jolt Studio's exacting standards, so model supplied may differ very slightly from the pictures subject to minor corrections and casting requirements.
Price: £360 plus shipping. Time payments available with £140 down, then two further payments of £110. All advance copies must be paid off by end of March 2024 latest. Deposit reserves a copy, models will be shipped in paid-in-full order.
All payments are non-refundable but may be transferrable in exceptional circumstances. Any orders not paid in full by end of March 2024 will no longer be guaranteed reserved, you must contact me to discuss should this occur.
Shipping is extra and will be invoiced when your copy is ready to go, so please be sure to select the correct shipping option during checkout and factor this in if you plan time payments. Shipping costs are subject to change slightly so I can't be exact now, but as a guide are likely to be in the region of £40 to the US, £60 to Canada and £85 to Australia. For Europe the price is likely to be around £75 direct from Jolt but shipping will be calculated once established in order to get you the best deal, so may ship from the US or from the UK (customs fees may apply either way and are your responsibility, sorry!). UK copies will be imported to me (in bulk) on your behalf before sending to you, your final shipping price will include a fair share of these costs even if handed to you in person, so may be anything from £40-60 which is less than direct shipping from Jolt and will NOT be subject to additional customs fees (woo!). All of these prices are subject to change so are only offered as a rough guide. Please select "Sigurd Only - Shipping invoiced later" from shipping options, if you use the "Add to Existing Order" option that's ok too but no models will be supplied without the shipping invoice being paid.
Shipping will likely commence in Spring 2024 and be fulfilled in PIF order at the rate of casting, so copies reserved now may not ship until later. Lead times are long due to the demand for resin casting at the moment, I have no control over pour dates so these dates are subject to change but offered in good faith. Please do not purchase if you're not happy with this typical lead time.