G3 Hanoverian Ears – My New Mortal Enemy!

First Victims!

I’ve been working, abet horribly slowly, on two new fantasy horses to get my head back in the customizing game. Since I still haven’t replaced my epoxy, these are going to be simple customs and a good chance to work on the basics.

The Mini Whinny is from the Giant Box Of Doom (i.e. my body box from five years ago) but the stablemate is a relatively recent addition. I have a lot of critters in the body box, but since many of them are molds that Breyer has stopped making, I’m reluctant to ‘waste’ them.

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Unnamed Custom Foal

Unnamed Custom

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Scrambling Foal (G2)
Color: Buckskin Blanket Appaloosa
Gallery: Realistic Appaloosa
Medium: Acrylics and Pastels
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

The one nice thing about the Add-a-Foals was I got very very good at turning out basic coat colors and patterns without sinking a lot of time into the model. When the horse is only costing someone $5, it’s a lot easier to let go of the perfectionism and play a little. (more…)

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Ocean Echoes

Ocean Echoes

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Arabian (G2)
Color: Blue, Green, Silver
Gallery: Other Color
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted in 200? and Sold 200?

I have no idea what to call this color, beyond ‘Martha was bored and had access to stencil brushes.’ …Which is a dangerous combination! (more…)

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MacArthur Park

MacArthur Park

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Flaxen Red Chestnut
Gallery: Chestnut
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This hackney pony custom was a custom order (hence the fact that it is an ornament). I only did a few ornaments, mostly because the molds are a pain and a half to find balance points for… that and the high-tech eyebolt was hard to camouflage well. (more…)

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Read Moar Books #002

Read Moar Books #002

The second book was the first one I pulled from the shelf at the library, solely based on the fact that I recognized the title. This turned out to be a mistake, but at least I can put it on my ‘books I can admit to having read’ list. That being said, I’m not going to be searching out anything else Timothy Ferriss has written.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

The book is a more traditional hardback size (8.1 x 5.6), unlike Meatball Sundae, and is 298 pages long. The copy the library had was Published in 2007, but I believe there are more current editions out there.

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