Friday, September 16, 2011

Coming Real Soon

Have been quietly working on BudJet for the past little while.  She is near complete, just picking at a few tiny things then she will be available sometime the beginning of next week. I will also include her progress stages as she was transformed to a ready to paint custom.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Allekayt Earmarked

Progress made on Allekayt that include; refinement on neck & shoulders, will need to add muscling next. Ears I wanted more to resemble the real horse in my reference photo.  As a rough draft her ears were cut off then holes drilled in both ears & model horse forehead. A temporary toothpick is to hold it in general area to give a more positive idea before either gluing the existing ears or sculpted from scratch.

Allekayt The Real Deal

~Allekayt is the newest remodel.  Customising started from the Roxy mold and will be transformed into a Western Pleasure slower lope as seen in the back ground photo. Allekayt is at a rough draft stage.  I plan on  giving him new set ears, more leg movement, neck refinement before I post again.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

On The Trail Again*

~Ron is near complete 99.7% then he heads down the trail to his finishing artist for paint work. Excited
Ron has had a lot of work done, but in the end it is subtle & true. goal complete.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Rubbing Ron the Wrong Way?

~Ron came to me as a trade, and was primed prior.  WOW, talk about rubbing the wrong way and it was not Ron, it is me :(  Ron was over taxed with layers upon layers of un-needed primer, if I were to guess 7 or 8 layers of primer, eeek.
Many of you have ask what I prefer for stripping? in most cases just old fashioned sanding & buffing off the old excess primer.  Some model prepers do use chemical stripping but I have found that it may leave the plastic molding gummy or rough.
The goal is to make the canvas (model sculpture) professionally suitable for the painting artist to articulate a sensational piece of art work with longevity.
So sand like heck.... :) but leave the detail.
From the photos provided below you can clearly see the layers of primers;  a white, 2/3 of grey, 3 or 4 metallic rust.  If this was to go to a painting artist it could cause several things; gummy finish work, reaction to paint mediums used by artist, easy deep gouge Marks, etc...
Priming does not mean cover up  mistakes with multiple layers of primer, do the leg work and prep properly first, you will get great results.
good luck & have fun

Friday, September 2, 2011

Back in the Saddle

WOW, does time fly?, it sure does when you have a great summer... :) now it is time to get Back in the Saddle or Studio so to speak.
~Ron is moving nicely.
He is near complete, 95%.  Ron went from a fast ordinary trot to a show extended walk/ gait change, he originally started as the PS palouse.