Hey...Looky that...MHB blogs!
by, 04-18-2012 at 06:17 PM (429 Views)
Well, been on MHB for about a year and a half now and just realized there's a blog section! Cool...
I was a dummy and was "blogging" in my user notes
Anyway, to start off my blogs, here's the copy/paste from my user notes. I shall update a new blog shortly....it's dinner time right now
Entry #1; 1/26/12
I've always loved breyers and had a collection of about 40 or so trads, some classics and a few stablemates which I had sold a few years back when I moved to make some room. I only kept my absolute favs and my very first so I am now left with 6 trads that meant the most to me. Boy do I regret selling all of the others now. I knew of My Little Pony Customizing at the time but not about Breyers. I began doing research and really started learning the ins and outs of the hobby when I joined Blab in November of 2010. And thanks to Landshark for a gift of a paid subscription for a year, I'm addicted! Just renewed at the beginning of this year again. This place is such a valuable tool for anyone in this hobby.
I started off with a few small CM's and thanks to Blabbers with some tips and tricks, they came out better than I ever would have imagined. My experience and talent in this hobby is growing every day thanks to all of the talented artists here who are always willing to help and put in their two cents! I'm continuously learning new things here! So last year was mostly dedicated to researching, watching and learning with a few cm's and swaps for fun
Last month, I had a body buying craze and spent about a total of $75-$100 on a bunch of bodies of all scales to work on. (I just bodies so it's hard to stop buying them!) Anyway, since then, I've begun to get really serious about the hobby. From re-vamping my art-supplies to buying Jamie Baker and Danielle Feldman's tutorial DVD's, I'm itching to really soak up as much knowledge as I can and start executing it all on my new works.
I'm very excited to watch these DVD's. So far I've gotten through most of Jamie's prepping DVD (total score!). I still have the Dapple Gray, Varnish Roan, and Liver Chestnut to watch. I literally just ordered two of Danielle Feldman's DVD's and cant wait to check those out too! I've ordered The art of Customizing, and Chestnut Tobiano. The customizing one looks like it will prove to be very useful with this project I have in mind that I'm going to undertake on the Hanoverian mold. This will be my first "real" drastic custom on a Breyer Trad and I'm really excited to get started now that Ive finally figured out a pose and breed!
The only thing standing in my way is time. I've been so busy with running PetKaboodle.com and working freelance jobs in animation that I barely get time to work on my horses. When I do, it's only a couple of hours. I'm hoping to get a real leap start when this last freelance job is over in March. It's just so stressful to be so busy and not have time for myself. The creativity just eats at me every day, new ideas for projects turn in my mind and it's incredibly frustrating not to be able to sit down and execute them. I'm hoping things will slow down very soon and I get some time to myself for a change.
So until next time...wish me luck!
Entry #2; 2/24/12
Well, everything has arrived and has been sitting for awhile now. Almost through with all of Jamie's DVD's. I was able to throw them in the computer and watch them while I was working. So far I've watched Jamie's Dapple Gray & Prepping. Just have to watch the liver chestnut and Varnish Roan. One of these days I'd like to complete the Jamie set and get the rest. I also watched a bunch of the Danielle Feldman DVD's. I'm in the middle of customizing and have already watched, the Tobiano, and Prepping ones. I ended up getting the whole set because she had a wonderful deal.
Now, plans have changed somewhat. The Hanoverian project has been put on hold because I purchased my first resin!! Indigo Beau Lynn was wonderful, answered all my questions and shipped him so fast and he's a beauty! I also ordered a bunch of Maggie Bennette's pewter mini's! They are also fantabulous! The amount of detail in these tiny things are amazing! So as you can see, I've had a major haul and I'm ready to start my year off right!
This animation job is almost over. There's about a week break while I await feedback from the client, then I'm going away for about a week. So after getting all the new spring items ready for PetKaboodle, I had some time to "horse around". Started prepping some of the mini's and getting them ready for when I get back. Haven't started on Beau yet but I did buy some modeling paste for prepping him (as recommended by Danielle Feldman). Seems like a better solution than apoxie. Can't wait to give it a go and start on Beau! Although I'm very nervous! I've never worked with resin before!
Last but not least, my medallion is almost done. He cracked in half and his head fell off but I'm determined to fix him and get him cast! I may save Beau until I work on one of these first to see how working with resin is.
Anyway, so that's it for today. Here's a pic of "the haul"