Live From the Crowded Workbench

Collection of new and wip artwork

For the first time in a while I’ve got a lot of finished art for the update!

…and a small handful of new unfinished artwork, because I am once again incapable of not starting something new. 不 (Although to be fair some of them were old bodies.)

I’ve been really bad about getting them properly photographed and into the store, but I’m working on that this week. I’m trying to embrace the ‘done is better than perfect’ mentality when it comes to pics.

Wish me luck!

Finished (Woot!)

The only one of these that’s going to stay home with me is the sleeping fox, I’ve recently started holding onto the #1 paint jobs for each magnet and that’s this little dude!

I need to bag up the magnets (to protect them), but I’ve already gone ahead and built a shoebox stable to protect the finished customs. This way they’ll stay safe and dust-free until the gallop off to new homes.

Shoebox Storage Stable for Breyer Stablemates

Some of these are WiP horses that I was using to test the fit, but there are quite a few more old finished horses that need listing (and adding to the box!)

Works In Progress

These little guys are still on the workbench because I can’t decide what sort of markings (if any) to add…

The two micros will be finished off with a grass base and fencing and are meant to be fun shelf pieces. The arabian could be more of a photo show quality result, but I need to decide if I want to commit to that level of detail.

I’m trying to learn to finish things, not make them perfect! 丹儭

Things to Come

These are just two of the many trays of WiP and finished artwork that needs updating and proper storage!

I’m hoping to make a better dent into them by next update. I’m trying to clean up the art room so that everything I’m not actively working on is put into storage in the basement. That means things need to be photographed, safely packaged, and listed on the website or added to the massive inventory list I’ve started.

Also the storage needs to be where I can find it again when I need to. (I’m a smidge bad at that.)

But keep an eye on the blog and Instagram and you should see them all trot by in the near future!

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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