Wednesday, 26 October 2011

CollectA Customs

I thought I could share some customs with you I did over the summer, I have fallen in love with Deb McDermott's BEAUTIFUL CollectA models (and yes, I have seen the new draft mare on the way, isn't she gorgeous?!) and so I had to buy some... Obviously I bought the CollectAs and not the resin forms, I am a bit of a cheap skate I suppose!! But they really are lovely and no details have been spared. I bought a few to start painting and here they are:

This one I call 'Trot Along Toby' he is my absolute favourite one I think, a beautiful thoroughbred that I managed to capture a wonderfully light bay on. I was going to sell him but in the end I said no as I love him too much!! He came fourth in the Bay class at the MHL Live 2011 too:





This one is the Friesian that I had painted to a cob. I usually use my airbrush but this was pure hand painted acrylics! This one I ended up not selling either, although I might one day. For now though, he is pretty safe in my showstring...




This one is the Andalusian that I thought would look great in a midnight black colour, he came 5th in a Black Workmanship class too at MHL Live which made me happy, he is now living in the US...




This one is living in the US too with the andalusian, I painted this one to a fiery flaxen chestnut:



After those four, I had bought two more to paint, one of them was the Lusitano model that I painted to a chestnut frame overo, and then I showed him as a mustang at the MHL Live and he came 2nd in his large american class:





And lastly, but certainly not least, is this hanoverian that I painted to a black. Unfortunately I didn't take any photos from when he was first finished, but I do have this picture of him winning first place in the Black class at MHL Live!! He is for sale, by the way...



And thats it for now! I hope you enjoyed them. They really are lovely little models to collect or repaint. But now all I am going to do is sit and wait for that drafter to come out... :-)

Clare

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Dapple Grey Tutorial

Hi everyone,

I thought I should add this link to one of the videos on my youtube account, it is my dapple grey tutorial using my airbrush on Breyer's Valentine model. I hope you enjoy!


Have a good evening,

Clare

Monday, 24 October 2011

MHL Live Show 2011

Well a lot of people will know that I run 'Model Horse Love' along with Rachel Smith and Christine Sutcliffe... In September this year we held a live show in Leicestershire! It was such good fun but I never managed to do a full blown report on it, the day was so hectic but it was lovely to meet loads of people and have support.

I had been getting horrible anxiety and panic attacks over the summer and they are slowly starting to subside as I am learning how to deal with them, I got a touch of anxiety at the show but it was me rushing around and being silly! A lot of my horses that I had painted did very well for me at the show and I am very pleased with my finish work these days...

I acquired an airbrush to paint my models last March/April time, just as I had stopped to update my blog!! How unfortunate is that, LOL! But I am back now anyway and I can share model horsey goodness with you all. :-) Soooo here are some photos from the MHL live that I would like to share with you!

First of all is this little AA Welshie I painted to a lovely bay, he got third in his class (and at FITS in the summer he got a 1st!!)I am keeping him for my collection now because he is so sweet, and in a recent trade I got hold of another to paint... Stay tuned with him!!


Next up is Take Me On, my lovely little micro shetland that just does so well for me at shows! He came second in his class here, but in previous shows he gained a Reserve Champion position:



Here is the photo of him and his rosette from the other show:



So as you can tell, I am very proud of my little pony!! My Jellibaby got a 1st in her class at the MHL Live too, here is a photo of her with her little win. She has got much more placings than this but I shouldn't bombard you all with endless photos...



There are so many more photos of my horses and their placings, I really can't list them all I am afraid... But I hope you enjoyed these photos! Pretty much every time my horses enter a show ring, they come out with a placing of some description and it makes me so happy, my placings are getting higher and higher as my standards are increasing with every custom and it is exciting and thrilling to watch my skills improve with every model!

Thanks for letting me share!

Clare