A Horse is a Horse… Unless it’s a Druid?

First Epoxy

This week’s Shared Topic over at Blog Azeroth was suggested by Essence of The Gamer Girl Confessions and is all about the World of Warcrafts!

Inspired by Kalixta’s WoW Recipe IRL topic and the “World of Warcrafts” column over at WoW Insider, I started wondering, how many people are into making WoW-like things in real life? Not just food, though food could count too. But how many people create pottery inspired by WoW? Or wigs, or costumes inspired by WoW? Or even knit or sew things relating to WoW? Or are you a fan artist with pen and paper or pastels or clay? How about Machinmas? Comics? Stories?

I doodle, but not very well, I write fanfic and draw comics, but rarely of Azeroth, and I paint little plastic horses silly colors (see gallery link to the left).

I’ve been meaning to do something WoW related and of a crafty nature… mostly because I need to find a way to compensate for my dual-boxing habit. I figure if all profits go back to Blizzard, then they won’t sue me– much anyways.

So in honor of this week’s topic: I’m making a horse! 😀 [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5]

…Yeah, probably not a totally unexpected development, but hey, best to play to our strengths, no?

The first post is up (and the epoxy is currently drying). Should have a second post up in a day or so and hopefully the horse will be finished by the time this week’s topic is over. *crosses fingers*

I’m really looking forward to seeing what other folks are up to!

Other Songs in the Wind

Essence of The Gamer Girl Confessions started this topic off, but has yet to jump into the crafting pool. No personal works, but links to a wide variety of other folks amazing crafting adventures awaits! (Ah, the kitties! I remember the kitties! :D)

Rhoelyn over at Beneath Two Skies has a whole subcategory devoted to WoWcrafts, both her own and links to other artists. The Super Potion Candles look great, even if they ended up a little more decorative than inteneded.

Saga of Spellbound has a drawing and a fanvid and a comic and and and… darnit now I’m jealous! I’m going to have to look into how to turn on screen captures so I can give fanvidding a try, would be a fun new angle to play with. 🙂

Kamalia of Kamalia et alia has a whole gallery full 2D artwork of plus a druidmobile plus a plushie! I cover the druidmobile muchly… but I have a feeling my cat would be much too interested in the feathers, alas.

Looks like there are plenty of artists in the Blog Azeroth community, here’s hoping we get a few more as the week goes by– I love the chance to see other folk’s Muses at play! 😀

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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  1. Kamalia

    Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

    It occurs to me that if I knew anything about making tack for Traditional size models, it would be pretty awesome to make a set of Paladin Warhorse gear — either blue & gold Knight of the Silver Hand or red & bronze Blood Knight. The question then would be: which Traditional model to choose? Perhaps the K.Moody charging Andalusian Stallion?

    1. Martha Bechtel

      I tried my hand at tackmaking once, but since I work in Stablemate scale (1:32) or smaller—it just ended with a lot of cursing. :p

      As for a suitable trad model– Debbi LerMond’s Peasant Stomper comes to mind… http://www.horsemodels.com/gallery hehehe But he’s long ago sold out (alas).

      I agree that the charging Andy would be good, but Giselle might also make a decent base– Less flashy than the charging andy, but easier to tack. (Goffert might also work, but you’d have to CM his mane. *ponders*)

      Apparently WoW and Model Horses might go together better than I thought! 😉

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