Live From the Workbench!

Learning new tricks!


I’ve made a good deal of progress on the G4 Stock Horse custom and I’m just tickled pink on the way it’s turning out. She’s got a new pose, three new hooves (the fourth is still being resculpted), new ears and a new nose… it’s a total makeover! ๐Ÿ˜€

Well, total-ish. ๐Ÿ˜‰

It wasn’t the best of weeks, I hurt my back on Thursday and was pretty much out of commission until Monday, but I was still able to get a good chunk of work done. The nice thing about sanding and sculpting is they can be done in small spurts– good for backs who object to sitting still.

What a mess!

I know she’s far from perfect, but she is so darned close to what I was trying for that it’s made me positively giddy. I’ve held off trying to resculpt stablemates before because I figured the learning curve was going to be way too steep.

But this body box trade has done wonders for my confidence! I wouldn’t have even dared work on the body beyond positioning without having first done the Paso Fino and the Thoroughbred (who are still in Painting Limbo). Now I was brave enough to say ‘omg that needs changing’ and then do it.

I should have her sculpting done in the next day or so (if luck holds) and then I can start painting. In the downtime I’ve been working on a few other small projects, like the TOOB ponies and putting initials and numbering on all the magnets.

Onwards! ๐Ÿ˜€

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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