Monday, November 5, 2012

Show Report

 Having have a training experience like this???? "Kiss this Lyons" was what happens when D'Arry is left alone too long with my stuff. Don't worry Jen, your beautiful saddle survived! Apparently Rat Poison was not thrilled with the attempt at trying to turn her into a performance horse......she did get overall halter champ though. This weekend I was at the GLC No Frills show in Huntley, Illinois. It was a blast and a much needed break from work to enjoy my model friends.

 This little pebbles morgan (above) is still for sale....any offers? Coppered Brass is NANd in halter and workmanship, I would love to get him into a new show home! Scroll through the blog for more pictures.
 But this morgan was the star of the show!  "Light Brigade" is a CM PS new morgan mold into the perfect show gelding. He has to leave for his new home tomorrow, but wanted to share just how successful a standing model can be shown in performance. Below he is showing with my amazing new Aussie set by Jana Skybova. Here the rider pauses to check the map during a Equitrek competition.
 Here is a studio shot of him, and yes, this is my favorite color of morgan!
 The nice quiet pose is perfect for trail, pleasure, dressage, you name it! I have a couple more PS morgan bodies, the next one will be a more park/halter type mare.
 The past weeks since congress have been crazy busy, quarter tests, new labs to be done, conferences, and oh yes, Halloween. I am not sure who like Treat or Treating more, but these two girls loved dressing up!
Back to work!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Show Report QH Congress

Quarter Horse Congress was awesome! Not only do these gals put on a great show, but the whole atmosphere of the real horse showers, the food, and the shopping make this show a must do every year. However,  I do have to leave the hubby in charge at home. Being a great dad,  he went and got Payton and Mieka's Halloween costumes.  Payton will be one of the characters from Monster High, and Mieka is Sparky from Frankenweine, not sure which of them likes their costume more. What is so funny is that Mieka actually loves to put outfits on, such a little princess!

 Rat Poison was overall grand in halter and workmanship...whoo hooo! She doesn't look very grateful though.....
 My new parade set won its class so now it can go to NAN. D'Arry and I are road tripping out to PA next year, I can't wait!. Hopefully we (okay I) will not eat as much as I did this weekend...the food at Congress is unbelievable. For lunch I ate every type of meat that this incredible real BBQ place had to offer. I think it was only three pounds, D'Arry thinks four...I did let her have one rib
 The little Morgan won its class in breed and workmanship...he is still for sale special price that you will only see here if you read the blog $350!
 AND THE SHOPPING!!!!!! One of my favorite things to see is the Harris saddle booth. I don't ride western, but man do I love the bling! I sooooooo have to have this saddle!!! I think I am going to try it in pebbles scale.....scary!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Off to Congress!

Hard to believe the first quarter of school is already done....the last couple of weeks ended up being a crunch at work, but a fun crunch. My Chemistry II class got to make fireworks (safely) in the new lab, something we never could have done last year, got my quarter assessment written, survived Homecoming week, and FINALLY managed to make something I have always wanted...a pebbles scale parade set!
What Jen didn't mention is how much more I would rather trade for tack than make it. There is a lot of beer, bleeding fingers, and foul words involved when I make tack items, its NOT Purdy! But this is something I have been wanting to do and figured no one would really want to take this one on. Notice, no pink, no leopard...just zebra and lots of bling!
D'Arry gave me the rider that I customized to fit the set. I really am happy with how it turned out, but this in now way fixes my tack cravings. I did get an amazing pebble Australian set from Rachel that I didn't have time to photograph, but its just make the cravings worse and remind me of how much I enjoy getting tack from others!

 The horse is the breyer BOTW warmblood, now an Iberian type warmblood in a forward trot.
 Buckskin going crey has always been a favorite color.....
 Leaving for congress tomorrow, gotta get packing....the ISH and the mule are sold, but this guy is available for $450ppd
Will have internet access while at the show, and have the camera ready this time to take LOTS of pictures of all the horses, including the real ones. If you have never gone to the QH congress show, its amazing! Look for updates on Sunday night!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

New Customs!

As promised I am working hard to get new pieces out. The school year is in full swing, and before I settle in to a long day of grading lab reports, I wanted to get these new guys up. Enjoy!
First on the list is a proven show horse, who NAN qualified at the highly competitive Meows and Minis show just a few weeks ago. Yep, he's a mini, can you guess what he was????? 
This is the pebbles PS arabian mare with the saddlebred head!

 Now a stunning Morgan stallion!  I made him to look like the "Ideal Morgan Stallion" painting for the AMHA.
 This has to be my favorite Morgan color, dappled liver chestnut...
 Tons of detals, and what a face! $475ppd in the lower 48 states.
 I get asked all the time for custom orders, and I really do appreciate the interest, but its just too hard to keep up with them. I will do a custom trade for tack I want (my addiction can not be told no), but other than that I just can not accept. BUT...I have decided to start posting all the new pieces in first coat primer. What that means is they still need a few days of tweeking and sanding, but blog readers can custom pick a color! I go in spurts, this past few weeks I remade items, now for the next couple I paint. I am planning on taking these guys to QH congress in a few weeks, so if you would like to pick a custom color for them you can, and I will show them for you if desired.
First up, this is the BOTW Toitalis.... Hard to believe isn't it? I just love this mold! This guy is now an iberian warmblood, all of his legs and feet have been redone into a forward working trot, and he has a new fishnet mane, more iberian profile, and new tail. He will be on two little bases, not the pop lids of course.
 His hooves have all been redone as well, so no more thick reulpted on clumpy shoes, I plan to add real metal shoes.  $450 solid color choice, other colors on quote
 This is an ISH totally redone into a lovely mare. Longer back, totally new neck, mane, and tail, and a new feminie face.
 I wanted her to look like a super sweet, calm mare that has seen and done it all. $650 solid color choice
 This is the Breyer Bluegrass Bandit with the new Kristina Lucas mule head. Now a gaited Molly mule, what a fun performance mule!
 This is such a neat head, I make my own ears though, on metal armature so they are very sturdy.
 $650 solid color choice, other colors on quote
Postage depends on where you live, time payments are available on agreed terms. For the custom colors, minimum $200 down.
Thanks so much for looking!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Show Pictures

Sorry for the mess! I have no idea what I did with that last post! Here is the BOTW appy mare.

 She won the western division championship at Meows and Minis, thank you to Rachel for the awesome tack and to DArry for my rider! She is for sale at $450. NAN qualified in halter and performance
 This guy is NOT for sale, I was just so happy to get the remake done! Altivario II will be showing with me for this next season. Look for him at NAN 2013! Road Trip!
Scroll down below for my lab picture, I am rather proud of it! Starting next week, all new customs will be posted on the blog first for at least a day before an ad goes up on sales pages, so if you subscribe to the blog you will get first chance at the new pieces.
More pictures this weekend...a stunning arabian halter mare and gaited mule coming soon!

Mission Accomplished

This past year has been crazy to say the least. I finally took over the Chemistry classes after ten years of waiting, and walked into a lab that was so out of date and cluttered that it made performing simple labs exercises difficult. I was given a big reward the other day when my Chemistry II students and the new lab made the front page of the area paper. There is still more to do but now I can concentrate of the further developement of the class cirriculum.

 Here are a few new pics for the day. The little appy is a remake of the breyer BOTW mold into a mare. She has a whole new head tuck

 and is NAN qualified in halter and western performance.

So sorry for the messy post, I can not get this computer to let me insert text inbetween photos! The appy mare is for sale at $450.T
he bowing andalusian is NOT for sale, he is a remake I have been wanting to finish for the longest time, and now Altivario II can finally hit the show ring!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Back to Business Updates

Breyerfest and NAN were awesome! I wish I had gotten more pictures, but will try to post some whenever I can the chance. My camera wasn't working, and I was running around too much to take good pictures anyway. Thank you to all who have sent some to me, and I will start posting them!
I got back from Kentucky to a lab that wasn't quite done and school starting in three weeks. Turns out the plumbing was so old in my building it was way more of a redo than expected. The past six weeks were a bit of a scramble,  but after the first four weeks of actual school things are finally starting to run smoothly.  I figured it was time to catch up on the models! I was just at Meows and Minis last week, so here are some new minis for sale. This first guy got left at home sadly, but he is a drastic custom of the new Breyer BOTW mustang!

 I think he would make a great Highland pony too.....Tons of details in this guy, I redid the whole neck, mane and tail, and redid the hind pasterns and left foreleg so he was in a playful running pose. $350
 This is the new BOTW drafter with a whole new right from leg! I took it off at the shoulder and reattached it at the correct location, and stretched out his foreleg for a more foreward trot.
 Took him off the base and a flashy paint job so now he is a Drum horse! $425
 This guy was a way drastic redo, the BOTW andalusian completely repositioned into a historical spanish horse
 Super detailed paint job, deep violet bows
 And a correct spanish trot! NAN qualified in halter for 2013-2014       $450
Postage not included, email for details
 Here is one photo sent to me by Marylyn Fowler, I have been wanting to make this scene for years, and it helped me win the Breyerfest overall performance championship for the second year in a row! Special thanks to Jen Buxton for all the other tack I used in this division and Sue Glandon for traded me for the incredible backdrop!
More pictures soon, and wait till you see what made the front page of the local paper!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Even more!

This will be the last pre Breyerfest post, I have to start organizing and packing otherwise I will never fit the Potato Head in the car....(Shannon)! First tonight is a breed that I have rarely seen done, which is a shame since they are such an elegant carriage breed. This is Copernicus, a Gelderlander stallion.

 He is done with traditional european braids, and a banded tail with a shaved top. He would be cool in performance too! This is an Idocus with a Keltic head
 Love those minis! I so adored that Teke mare I did a while back, I thought she needed a mate, so Svetsky was born
 This metallic buckskin was made from the new breeds of the world TBs
 Lastly, one of my personal showstring. I had done Khemonahar Ali for myself, with a Khemosabi body and a Nahar head (the other half of the broken resins that made Naharsabi), but with the new central air we put in the house this summer, something has to give. He is a proven multi Live show performance champ with halter wins as well. He has many NAN cards for next year, and will be showing this year in several classes.
 His buckskin silver dapple color would be a dream horse of mine, and was based off a silver dapple buckskin Morgan mare I know.
 He can be purchased ahead of time and shipped, or picked up at NAN. He comes with his Khemo base and his custom trail base pictured above (16x20, has a stream jump he is galloping towards). Price is $900 if picked up at NAN, shipping will be done on quote.
 He is a great show horse! If he doesn't sell, I will not be sad! I also have some tack, dolls, and unpainted resins that will be there as well, can't wait to see you all!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

More Previews!

So here is the next batch of goodies. For the new horses, I haven't got prices figured out yet, if there is a horse you would really like to know about, please email and I can give you an idea. Again, the new horses can not go into your possession until after the Breyer show next Friday and are not available until the opening of the Artisan Hall on Thursday. They can be put on hold with a deposit until after the breyer show.
First up, a Wixom drastically redone to a charging Comtois stallion. I just love this breed, mainly for its amazing bay silver dapple color it is famous for. He has a full mane, docked tail, and yes, a bit of space behind the ears and  under the forelock if you wanted to do Full Metal Jousting!

 "Descarte"....the only french science like person I could think of...
 This color is done in acrylics and oil pastels, one of my favorite colors to paint!
 I have said before how much I love the new Breyer minis-they are so much fun to work with! This is the stock horse, totally redone with a new neck, banded mane, braided forelock, show tail, resculpted face, and a MARE! This frame overo+sabino pattern took forever, but I like the contrast with the dove grulla base color.
 She should be able to hold her own against the big boys! "Ima Dunnin Paint"
 Lastly, a proven Champion from my own showstring. I had planned on this being an exact portrait of the great Zenyatta, but with NAN show rules I found out I couldn't do that. So I changed up the color and socks a bit, but this fiesty TB mare is still full of glorious dance and snort. Multi Live show champion "Zenyatta Too" will be showing at NAN, but not at Breyerfest since she was overall Reserve Champion last year. For this reason, she can be sold ahead of time and picked up at NAN or mailed right afterwards, or purchased at the Artisan's Gallery. If you want her ahead of time her price is $750ppd and would need to be paid for before I leave next Saturday.
 She has tons of halter and workmanship cards for next year's NAN. I never did show her in performance but she would be a blast in race set ups!
She even has race shoes on! I used the TWMHC thin shoes on her since they look the most like a race shoe to me.
Even more tomorrow!!!!