Monday, 27 August 2012

Studio Update part Two!

Time again for a peak at what is in my studio! You will also be pleased to know that I just ordered a new airbrush, to save me time and stress.

This pony is the CollectA Appaloosa and isn't a new mould. However, he has the cutest face and so I had to get one to paint up. He does suit the appaloosa breed though, so I am just 'updating' his OF colour in a way to make it nicer.

This Timpani resin, sculpted by Donna Chaney from Animal Artistry, is a commission and he is nearly done. In these photos, I just need to work on his feet some more along with other details and then he will be complete.

This horse is Breyer's Black Beauty mould, and has been around for many years. I decided to purchase one as a body because I really liked his stance, and with some extra attitude he could be a neat model. However, when I purchased one at last I realised that the conformation of his head was pretty poor, with his eyes being in completely the wrong place for a start! So I dremelled his face right down and built it up again (note that his face still isn't 100% done!)

His head and neck-set has been repositioned downwards and to the right slightly too, and he is to become quite a snotty boy. His mane and tail have gone too as he is to get it new and sculpted. I am having neck issues with him right now, but after some hefty dremelling I will see how he looks - I might have to shorten his neck but am hoping it won't come to that!

He will look rather fierce when done though, which I look forward to! This pony is also meant to be fierce, but I have hit a fence with him. His mane and tail don't go at all, and if I am honest I prefer his tail to his mane. The tail is set too high for a pony too, which is annoying... I could maybe chop it off and re-set but to be honest I am thinking about lobbing the mane off and giving him a loose, flowing one? Would love opinions of some form. He still needs prepping on his neck so I am taking loads of time on him!

And, for good measure, last but not least, two dogs I need to paint as commissions!

Right, time to get back into the studio again!

Major Studio Update Post... Part one!

Be prepared to be seriously updated in this post! I will have to split all my photos into two separate blog posts as there are a lot of horses to go through... I have taken photos of nearly all the models in my studio currently that are in progress. I am not sure if they will all be done in time for the MHL live this coming Saturday (in fact, I can guarantee that not all of them will be finished!) but anyway...

First up, is the Yankee II resin. He was fully prepped yesterday but only has half of his first base coat on. This one is a special commission where I said he should be done in time for the show (unless something goes badly wrong!) I really love this resin, he has a nice character about him.

This one is Breyer's classic scaled foal who I have wanted to customise for a while, as I love how his tail is swished up! As you can tell, he is hair prepped. It was almost a shame to put the white markings on this little one!

This CollectA QH has been in progress for a while, his hairs are just starting and are grey at this stage, I haven't got round to putting more hairs on (it can be quite a tedious task! That might be his show name, actually... Tedious Task... :-) )

This is Eberl's Sophie resin in progress. I have been trying to find out more about this mare as she seems to be a bit unknown, but I am aware that she could have been released in March 2010, or around then. I am unsure of her edition number and I haven't seen ANY painted before. If you have then send me pictures! And if you know her edition number (I am presuming it is around 35 or so??) then that would also be very helpful!

Her white markings are going to drive me nuts... And once her paintwork is done she won't be finished, she still needs hair!!

There are more models to come, but for now I shall leave you with this lot. I will post the next lot later today! as you can see, I am rushed off my feet and I still have to print things off for the live show next week, as well as cut things out. My airbrush is also on its way out, perfect timing... NOT!


Saturday, 25 August 2012

One week to go...

The MHL Live 2012 is exactly one week away, and so I have been working my socks off daily in the studio to get commissions done in time for customers and so they can be shown in the very last live show of the season before BMECS. During these commissions have been these two, a mini Boreas and a Very Little One - although these have gone back home to their owner and are now out of my studio, they will still be attending the live show.
Among these two I have been working on a mini Scarlett resin who has also gone to her owner, a Breyer Classic Haflinger who I have painted to a dun and more. Unfortunately, I have no photos of these to show you! Hopefully soon...

I have also been given the challenge to paint a Yankee II resin within the week in time for the live show! It is a tall order but this resin is easy to prep as most of his seams have been gone over.

Sorry for the lack of updates recently this month but it has been very hectic, once the live show is over next week you will be sure to receive a report!


Monday, 13 August 2012

Small Update

Not too much to report, I came back from Holiday on Saturday straight after we moved house, Pickle our cat moved in today and she is settling well. I thought I should post about these two horses, more photos are available on my studio website; the first one is the Breeds of the World Breyer Andalusian that will be shown as a lusitano, and the other is the CollectA Shire mare that is very sabino indeed!
And this is the shire mare...
Both will be shown at the MHL Live and if they do not BMECS qualify they will be for sale straight after. If they do qualify, they will be staying with me until October 6th, where after that date I will then sell.

I have many more ideas and horses in the works so stay tuned! Although the next couple of weeks for me are a bit hairy, I still definitely have studio time... :-)