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The Editing Chainsaw

How to Hack the Mystique Theme to add Default Category Thumbnails

The Editing Chainsaw

The current base for my website it the Mystique WordPress Theme created by Digital Nature. As you can tell, I’ve been slowly but surely hacking the code apart into something a little more to my liking.

While beating this last bit of code into place (using default category thumbnails) I figured it might be nice to document what I’m doing. Part of this is so that other people can make the same tweaks and part of it is just so I’ll remember what the heck I did!
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Nachtkatze

Nachtkatze

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

Nachtkatze should translate into Night Cat, if Bablefish’s German is to be believed. Why I seem to have developed and addiction to naming models in languages I don’t speak is beyond me… but it sure is fun! (more…)

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Hell’s Little Angel

Hell's Little Angel

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Scrambling Foal (G2)
Color: Bay Splash Overo
Gallery: Overo
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted in 200? and Sold 200?

Avast! This little gal is out to take over the field and teach those colts to walk the plank!

This little gal was the first of this mold that I started fiddling around with bases for. The mold is very unstable and tend to fall over if you look at them sideways, so I had been looking for ways to make them a little less domino prone. (more…)

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Unnamed Hackney Pony Custom

Unnamed Hackney Pony Custom

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

This was a custom order which included straightening the neck, which I hadn’t done before on the mold.

It was an interesting move, since it required lifting and turning of the head and it didn’t quite even out. The problem was that in order to soften the neck enough to move the head, the head started getting mailable. (more…)

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