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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…

I love it when a plan comes together ...

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Remember the stablemates I sculpted last year, the ones that all flew off to the USA and the capable hands of Jaime Baker.
Well one of them came home ...here is his story;

***** I got the most beautiful surprise this afternoon! A HUGE box from the from Jaime Baker Customs. An armful of Stablemates (YAY!) and 6 old beat up beauties by Maureen Love.
As all Aussies know, model horses over here are expensive and bodies hard to come by, especially the old guys, I am so grateful to Jaime for all of these wonderful ponies
THIS is the best part!
When I opened the box, on top was a pony pouch, inside the pouch was a beautiful card with Jaime's much loved doggie Stewie's paw print. Stewie has very sadly just recently passed away from cancer, I was so touched to receive such a treasured memento of the beautiful boy
I delved deeper and found a box, inside the box, a letter. The letter was a thank you from Anna Kirby of... Dreamflite Design, an artesian of the most exquisite SM size tac…

Moving limbs

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I am not going to call this a tutorial, as it isn't, it is more of a show and tell.
This is how I do it, there are many different ways, cutting and pinning, warming and slow bending etc, but this is the way that works for me.

Before we start though, I do want to say, Dremels and heat guns are not for the faint hearted, they are dangerous tools in the wrong hands, please be careful and protect yourself.

As mentioned in the previous post, I am CMing a Zenyetta to an ASB. A rather drastic CM, but the theory is the same for all my CMing, wether it is simple or drastic.

Firstly, I mark the joints. This gives me the bending points, and I can also measure making sure the OF is even.

Always, always, always ...starting form the highest joint (shoulder, hip) moving down the limbs comparing to the reference photos work out what needs moving. Sometimes, on a simple CM shoulders and rump joints don't need moving, but rarely.
Once I think I know where I am heading, I mark out the sections…