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It's been a long time ...

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A really long time!
But I'm back sculpting and painting again, and that makes me terribly happy 😊

Last week saw my Arabian Mare Naahla finished.  I was really pleased with her final result and her final photos.

Naahla started life as a Weathergirl and was painted as a part of Jennifer Buxton's NaMoPaiMo, which was the best thing I have done in ages.
All levels of artists from professionals to amateurs having a go, sharing highs and lows and getting a pony painted in the month of February

This was my first year doing it, and I will definitely be back painting again next year, and I might even finish on time!





Drastic Zenyatta Custom

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'Drastic' is a word a really, really don't like throwing around when it comes to CM's.
I think is highly overused, and often undeserved. If you can tell what it started as, then it is not a drastic CM ...period.

This one however, I think is deserving.


He started out as Zenyatta, every part of the original has been cut out, Dremeled off or sculpted over.
He started as a commission, became an object of dissension, He pushed shoved and fought me in every way, then decided to fly in his own right.
You may remember him from this post; Moving Limbs

Many,  many thanks to Cindy Evans of Knights Tale Studio (You can find Cindy's Blog here, and her Facebook page here) for her wonderful critiques and keeping the lad true to type. He is a much better horse for it.











Pony Giveaway!

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Yup, you read right! I am giving away a fully customised LSQ horse.

I am not the fondest of CM'ing stablemates, and even less fond of painting them myself, but every now and then  ...I have to scratch an itch.

This time the itch has resulted in a G1 Thoroughbred Mare customised to an itchy pony, poetic huh?

Entering to win her is a piece of cake ...all one needs to do is go to my Facebook page Bluebird Studio find itchy pony's post, then 'Like' and 'Share'






Down Under Nationals 2013 Donation

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DUN is held ever second year, and is the Aussie equivalent to the US's NAN (though not nearly as large!)
Each DUN I have donated a custom Breyer. Last time it was the classic scale Marigold, you may remember her. I donated her blank and she was painted up by Sommer Prosser


Well she ended up in the hands of an Aussie, and has since gone onto live show success





This time around I have customised a Breyer Clydesdale foal. Though every single surface has been resculpted, I hesitate to call him 'drastic', so I shall call him 'tweaked' instead.
He is still a Clydie foal, but he has had a growth spurt, gained a new face, a few pounds and an awful lot of hair.
Phineas ('cause I am huge fan of the kids cartoon Phineas & Ferb) raffle tickets are now available through the DUN Website, which can be found here
They are only $2! You could potentially own the fellow for less then I paid for his body ...BARGAIN!!!
So jump in a grab some, I know I will be :)











More soon ...

Breyer Totilas #4

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My Lipizzaner is up for offers, you can see his full ad on MH$P;
http://www.modelhorsesalespages.com/view.asp?id=1019458









Just for kicks his progress photos ...some pretty scary ones!





Live updates

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Wow, time really does fly when you are having fun!
I have come home from the live, re-invigorated, inspired and ready to hack, melt and sculpt every plastic pony in the house.
I also came home to NAN. Live streamed on the web, I was glued to it, as this was the very first time any of my CMs were going to be there.
I was so very glad I did as Komos got a Top 10 in Light/Gaited/Spanish Foals
http://nan.cgi101.com/results13/results.cgi?5000

With many thanks to Jaime Baker for his finishwork, Liz Cassel for tirelessly Proxy showing him for me, and Beth Patterson for taking him to NAN and the photo
Komos is now on his way home where he will do the show circuit here, then onto a special new home.

I adore Live show photos, pounce on them like a kid onto lollies. So I feel a little guilty I have not shared these before now.

I arrived at the show early, in fact I was the very first one there, which is not very conducive to rattly nerves, but I had nothing to worry abut, the ponies did me pro…