When I went to get the mail, I had a few new arrivals waiting for me. The first is some Mini Whinny drafters. These are the first drafters I own in this scale, but definitely not the last!
For my lack of blogging lately, here's two posts for tonight. Also, I'm updating the blog, I've noticed the blog takes a while to load. The blog posts have now been compressed to where only the first few lines will be seen, the rest can be accessed by clicking "read more".
I was looking for tutorials on how to tie a Spanish ring knot, and was surprised by the lack of tutorials. Here's a tutorial for anyone interested in learning to tie a Spanish ring knot. I highly recommend starting in a larger scale than model scale, otherwise you'll want to poke your eyes out with a fork after two seconds.
This is a series of articles I will be posting every Friday, talking about the ABC's of a horse, which is the abbreviation of Anatomy, Bio-mechanics, and Conformation. I will use four models to demonstrate correct and incorrect ABC's. The models I will be using are Weather Girl, Wixom, Smarty Jones, and Flash. This article will cover the anatomy of a horse, the next articles will cover correct and incorrect anatomy of the aforementioned molds.
According to Merriam Webster, anatomy is a branch of morphology that deals with the structure of organisms. Sound confusing? It is. To make it more simple, the definition of Structure according to Merriam Webster is the manner of construction. Basically how a horse is put together. To fully understand a horse's anatomy, you have to look under the skin.
Here's part three! This will cover the lead rope. You can use a long piece of grosgrain or ribbon instead, but I find the braided lead ropes much more realistic and still extremely easy.
I haven't been very productive with much of anything model related the past few days, but I did get some things done. One is a bridle I'm working on for a Gymkhana class, I'll use my Secretariat coming up to a turn. I have another fun entry in mind, but I'm not sure I can pull it off in time. We'll see!
I've been working like crazy trying to prepare for Breyerfest, from my show string to tack. Oh well, hopefully be more organized for 2014(ha).
The saddle hasn't seen much progress, but I started on a bridle. The bridle is a slit braid bridle, and still in the beginning stages.
This is just a quick tip for how to keep your straight pins together when you're using them. Just take a bit of masking tape and wrap it around your pins, that way they don't scatter all over your desk and you're less likely to get poked with them. Plus it's easier reach them.
I did manage to finish the bridle and breast collar on time! It is up for sale officially, I'm asking $30.00 for the set. I'll get some better photos soon, hopefully tomorrow, but here's some photos of it finished.
The bridle has a snaffle bit with roping reins and Rio Rondo buckles. The roping reins are adjustable, so they can be shortened to work as gaming reins.
I've been making some progress on a couple of different projects, including the breast collar and bridle set.
I did manage to make my June 1st deadline on my tack without realizing it, I just have to add tug straps to the breast collar and buckles to the bridle. Then of course the reins, I'm thinking of some nylon roping reins, but that's not set in stone yet. Any ideas welcome!
I've been in the model horse hobby actively for about four years. My main interests are customizing, tackmaking, and showing, although I do like to venture into the different aspects of the hobby also. Aside from model horses I ride real horses, and also dabble in leather crafting. Hope you enjoy my blog!
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