Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Striking Resin Commission

This Arabian came to me as  blank resin, fresh from the mould. He still had his vents and a great deal of flash all over him. But I have manged to sort out everything, despite it taking me a bit too long compared to other commissions, mainly based on the fact that work got ridiculously stressful, I have been on and off sick and then I have just returned from holiday for the past two weeks!

But now, he is done, and he is looking wonderful as ever. 


He is extremely photogenic as well. And I can also proudly say his owner is absolutely thrilled with him, as am I. I just feel so guilty that, although he looks nice as he is, I lost his plumes while he has been here with me. I feel so bad. If anyone has any spare Animal Artistry plumes that I am allowed to purchase from you, please let me know!



The little diamonds weren't my idea either, but they really suit him and make him stand out! I didn't want to put too many on him to make him look ridiculous, but I think he has the right amount of zazz.


And one more photo for luck..!


He will be debuting at the Cantering Carousel Live later on this month, which I took so long to actually pay for and manage the logistics so I am able to attend!

Thank you all.

Clare

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Animal Artistry Rearing Andalusian

I am so happy to be able to share this horse. When I started in the hobby back in 2006, I saw this model and admired him ever since. I am so happy to finally own one, especially one I have managed to hair!


I wanted the mane and tail to look windswept, but also give the mane some form of motion in the wind as he is balancing on his hind legs. I was also really happy with how the dapples all across his coat came out. They took some time, but they really make him stand out.


I did want to try and plait his mane, but it wasn't working out unfortunately. I still need to find a way to be able to do it in the future!


Thanks for letting me share. I am so happy he is now in my personal collection and showstring.

Clare

Friday, 16 June 2017

A Show of Two Halves 2017

This was my first show of the year, and it was such good fun to catch up with fellow hobbyists, as well as meet new people and making new friends. The competition was so lovely as well, which made for some lovely photos!

I arrived shortly after 9am, where I then unpacked my models. I was showing not only my horses today, but some of Holly Mason's new customs which got some people's attention.

My table

Holly's customs I was proxy showing
Luckily, the halter classes I wanted to enter didn't start until after the lunch break, which meant I could relax while socialising and looking at how the performance classes panned out! The entries were of an impeccable standard.





This entry completely stole the show, getting the overall performance champion status. Such an innovative and creative idea!


I also liked this set-up a great deal, how the rider is caught in the moment as he is jumping off his horse.


After the performance section, we stopped for lunch and the raffle was called. I was lucky enough to win a £15 off voucher for Animal Artistry, woohoo!

The custom and OF section were next. Unfortunately the show was running very late and I had to leave early to look after the real pony, so I only entered less than half the resin classes as these weren't until after the custom section had ended. But what I did achieve, I was so happy with!







This horse, the Animal Artistry Andalusian, I had finished literally that morning at the show! His hair on his mane was being an absolute nightmare and I had to keep taming it. I managed to get it to stay in place though, and here he is in his glory.


I was also really happy with this result. My Wee Jay resin, also known as Fudge or Fudgemallow Delight, always seems to place. Back in 2012, he managed to get resin supreme reserve champion overall at a show, so he definitely has potential.

I will be making a separate post about the Andalusian resin shortly...

I am looking forward to my next show now!

Clare

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A small new addition!

I was browsing the Model Horse Sales Pages as we all do sometimes, but I didn't realise the extensive financial repercussions that were to follow! One of these purchases was a micro mini donkey, in an incredibly similar pose to the Breyer Brighty. I have always loved the Brighty mould, and now I have my own in my collection!

She was my first micro mini in many, many years as well. I painted her up in only a couple of hours, using just acrylics handpainted on. Her name is Annabelle, and she is the cutest!




I wanted to debut her at the ASOTH Show that was on Sunday 11th (a post will be up soon!) but unfortunately the show ended up running late and I had to leave by 6pm as I had the real pony to look after. However, more shows are on the horizon!


Not sure of the scale? Here is a twenty pence piece just to show how big (or rather, small) she really is!


Clare