Friday, April 13, 2018

It's been a long time ...

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!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Drastic Zenyatta Custom

'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.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Pony Giveaway!

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'

Monday, September 2, 2013

Down Under Nationals 2013 Donation

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 ...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Breyer Totilas #4

My Lipizzaner is up for offers, you can see his full ad on MH$P;

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


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Live updates

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

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 proud.

Padrig and his handler Hamish won their class, which was a miracle, as the hall was 1 degree Celsius and the wax was behaving awkwardly in the cold.
Next class up for me was the Workmanship, which meant everybody in. This class stretched over two tables. I was so thrilled to see such a large CM class.
In this photo are the three Totilas CMs, the classic Arabian and Padrig

The Lads
 Much to my delight, Pluto Siglavi took out the blue, Damocles (who was in the possession of his new owner) took 2nd place.

Katharina came 4th in her Owners own work class, Pluto once again snagging the blue.
 CM Workmanship Champion was won by Pluto, completely chuffed at this point


 Next were the CM breed.
Hermes won his Sport Breed class

Katharina came second in her Arabian class, beaten by a rather stunning WG
 Damocles, being shown as a Lusitano won his class, beating his brother Pluto. He went onto to win Champion CM Breed.

Colour classes were up.
Katharina was beaten into second by the Wintersong below in grey, Pluto coming in third.
Damocles won his dilute class, then came reserve to the Wintersong.

Damocles then went onto take out Grand Champion Custom Trad/Classic

Damocles day was not done yet though. Much to mine, and his new owners delight, the boy went onto take out Supreme Champion Exhibit TR/CL of the show.
Chuffed to bits!

I brought all the boys to the show (though Heracles did not enter any classes) here they are all together with the original.

You can see all the photos I took on the day here;

What a day!
More soon ...