Sunday, August 31, 2014

2 weeks

There's a model horse show in 2 weeks.
So to get ready, I started on my resin I bought at Breyerfest. I really like her and can't wait to finish her. :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How To Make A Complicated Zombie Doll

So I'm sitting here on campus with a nice break before my next class, and I was trying to come up with a post that wasn't so college-y. Eureka!
There will be pictures of mutilated and creepy dolls, so if you don't like or are creeped out by that stuff, this post may not be for you.

The Semi How To On Making A Complicated Zombie Doll

I love to make zombie dolls, since they are a ton of fun to make because you throw all realism out the door because, well, they're zombies. So when making a zombie doll, you literally can not mess up. There are no rules because zombies are not real. 
Last year, I made a how-to on making a simple zombie doll. I followed the same first couple of steps, like making the eyes sink into the head .

 That's when this how-to took a different turn.
I used this tool (whatever it's called, but it's found in the jewelry section),
 to cut chunks out of the zombie's face.

Then I dremeled the plastic hair off of the doll's head. It looks pretty sad, doesn't it?

I filled in the holes I created (or accidently created) by sticking modeling paste into it. It leaves a rough surface instead of the scar being clean, which could happen with using apoxie. Plus, it dries fast, which works for the very impatient me.

After that, I gave the whole face a base coat of acrylic paint (Fawn). As with every project, the doll will go through an extremely ugly stage.

Then I followed closely to my last how-to in using pastels to shade.

 I added the black, the fake blood, and such. Painted the eyes with a rim of pink on the outside.

Then came the hairing. 
When I was small and haired my first breyer horse from the hairing kit, it looked horrible. 
But that same technique is how I haired the doll.
I took a swatch of the hair, dipped the tip in glue, and rolled it in my fingers so that it came together into a tip and stuck it to the doll's head. Go from the out
side and work yourself forward, but only if that's how you want the hair to be.
The final picture of this lovely guy.

I survived

I made it through my first day of college and enjoyed it.
 I didn't get lost too many times.  I made sure to get to the campus really early for Kristian-wandering-around-time.
I made a cool silk screen t-shirt today, because it was free and why not.

When I got home my planner was waiting for me.

And to put something model horsey-related on this post, here's a cow that was recently finished. I'm hoping to do model stuff this week, but I have a long weekend, so stuff will get done in theory then!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The College Weekend

I haven't done any model stuff so far this weekend.
College Freshman Orientation stuff. It was long even though it was fun. I also got a cool t-shirt out of it.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How To Make A Water Bucket Part 3

Here's the last installment of making your water bucket!
I have alot of magazines. Those are all horse illustrated. 
Horse magazines are the best place to get model horse sized ads.

Throughout the magazines, you see advertisements. You don't want the full page, that it not realistic one bit. You just need the  logo, like this
or this.

After you have an ad that you like, cut it out, and paste it onto your water bucket. All done!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Whenever I send off my tack, tons of things run through my head at once. Most of it is good.
Today I sent off two sets. This is my 2nd time sending off my tack to someone(not counting the set that was handed off in person :) ) and it is the most far (Tennessee).
I'll never get over the excitement of sending off something I've made. But I also get nervous. Really, I just hope the new owner likes it.

Friday, August 15, 2014

How To Make A Water Bucket Part 2

Here's the next installment of making a water bucket!

Now that your container is dry, it's time to make the water.
I use Clear Tar Gel, and you can get it at your local craft store(I bought mine at Michaels). It does smell and does look cloudy when you get it, but it dries clear.
Pour it into the container, but not a ton of it. I'd say less than a fourth of an inch and let dry. What I did wrong the first time was pour too much. It took a TON of time to dry (like 3 days+). So do it in thin layers until it's the amount that you want.
So let dry and that's that part. Next will be ads. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Riding and Fun

I went riding at Lizzie's barn yesterday.

She has a  beautiful dappled grey 6 year old Quarter horse mare that she trained herself named Lexus. She even has long white eyelashes!

Lizzie got on first and rode.

Then it was my turn.  I am far from being a great rider, and Lexus was awesome to ride.
We walked, and trotted.
Pic was taken by Elizabeth, forgot to change my name to hers
There were other horses at the barn.
Pic was taken by Elizabeth, forgot to change my name to hers

Including this adorable Haflinger pony!

Now, tomorrow I will get back to the mini counterparts aka Erika's bridle and girth :)
Also, are there any how-tos that you may be interested in me doing?

Saturday, August 9, 2014

I went Riding

I went riding today with Lizzie.  Will have a longer post later!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Model Horse Days

Model horse friends are the best.
Last week I had a fun day with Elizabeth of Blue Spring Stables . I gave her her saddle set,

while she brought over pretty models again, including this guy! We made props and started on tack.

Today, I went over Madison of Gryfalcon Studio.
I made miniatures,

while she customized.
Thanks for the fun times you guys!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Quick Update

So the saddle is done along with the accessories,  mostly.

Then I started on a prop for myself!