Links to people and places I have found on my web travels
Nohuanda Equine Art – these 1/6 scale horses are, in my opinion, the best you can buy. The quality is exceptional and they are so lifelike. A perfect compliment to any saddle.
Ben’s Custom Tack – Barbara creates lovely historic western saddles with exceptional detail.
Rio Rondo – the ultimate place for scale items to make your own stuff!
Leodis Leather – Ian Atkinson’s videos are the best, he produces some amazing leather pieces.
Stevo’s Toys – amazing western accessories to complete your custom kit bashes.
C3 Imaging – leather cutting as a speciality service.
Tandy Leather – new shop open in Manchester, UK
Cesar Dubon – specialising in McClellan cavalry saddles which are highly researched and superbly detailed.
onesixthwarriors.com – all the latest on 1/6 scale everything. Be warned, they’re a lively bunch!
I wanted Wolfy to have a halter, one sixth scale, tan… couldn’t find one! Tried the web, Ebay and stumbled again, onto the Rio Rondo website. I think this is where the bug started to really bite, all those tiny things for making tiny tack. So many sparkly things and how to’s, it was a no brainer and my first order was duly raised. Sadly a lot of their pieces are too tiny, one ninth scale or one twelfth scale, made to fit the Breyer horses which is a huge market out there. But lots of it works and Gary makes some stuff for us one sixth peeps as well! Thanks Gary!
After that first lucky stumble across the internet I searched a bit further and found the artist who had taken a child’s toy and made it so stunning, Nohuanda Equine Art and almost instantly commissioned my first ‘Oldman’ resin figure, Wolfy. It took a while but when he arrived… what a beauty!
Then he had to have a saddle, of course. Further searching found the very same person who made the amazing tack I had seen in those first photos, the lovely Barbara Perry at Bens Custom Tack. After a quick email exchange I ordered my first saddle package, The Trail Rider, with everything included, especially to suit Wolfy’s distinctive colouring… I wasn’t disappointed!