Live From the NaMoPaiMo Workbench

Live From the Workbench 01-31-2019

I’ve done… pretty much zero art in January.

There was a custom base order, some cardstock boxes, plaster mother mold experiments, and some cleaning, but no real art. But that’s all about to change! ๐Ÿ™‚

As folks in the model horse customizing hobby know, February means NaMoPaiMo (National Model Painting Month) time! This is the third annual event and it seems to be growing larger every year.

So this next month with be nothing but model horses! ๐Ÿ˜€ (And some Fat Animal magnets, because my yearly donation to Big Orange Bash is also coming due soon.)

The NaMoPaiMo Pony

NaMoPaiMo 2019 Registration

For this year’s event, I’ll be painting a Robin micro mini drafter resin that I won in a giveway by Horse and Bird.

I’ll be doing pretty much the same flailing about as I did for last year’s micro by Maggie Bennett. The mold is crazy important to me and I’m terrified I won’t do a good job!

…Which is the point of NaMoPaiMo– just do eeeet! ๐Ÿ˜€

Pony Donations

Giant Pile of Fat Pony Magnets
So. Many. Ponies!!

Every year I donate a small herd of Fat Pony magnets to the Big Orange Bash model horse show. The show is a fundraiser for the Large Animal Clinic at the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

I’m always torn on what color to paint them (realistic vs fantasy), but the two sets of portrait horses that I did last year really inspired me. I think I may do half and half this year, but there are going to be some fun complicated colors in the mix! ๐Ÿ™‚


Live From the Workbench 10-25-2018

I’m still horribly, horribly behind with updating my Etsy store… and it will probably stay that way in Feb. I’m just not going to have the time between NaMoPaiMo and volunteering at Katsucon to get much done.

If you see something go by that you’d like to buy– give me a holler and I can get it up for you! 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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