Monday, March 18, 2013

Mulinette Monday

So, most of you know that I'm switching my web hosting service to InMotion. Yahoo has been a regular pain in the arse getting my registry key so I can make the official switch. The hold times on the phone are over an hour long at this point in time because of their switch from FTP to FTPS and morons who don't know how to change their settings are most likely plugging their phone lines. So, since I refuse to stay on hold for that long, I"m waiting for an e-mail. Still waiting.

Meantime, I'm finishing up lots of ponies! Photos of Jane's Reiner, Tanja's Victrix, Kayla's Stormwatch and Katrina's David will soon be up! And there are a several horses right on their heals too! I've been getting in some china action too - there's a local show in May that I'd actually like to bring some stuff too. And if I do, it's a great motivator to finish even more stuff. I'm *just* about finished with Morgan's chestnut Darcy, and I saw a reference photo for my bisque bone china Mulinette that went "POW! That's it!" to me. I couldn't wait to get started so while the cold-painted ponies were drying I'm giving Darcy a kiln buddy.

That's all you get is this little sneak peek! And this shot has since been improved upon as of tonight. :)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Sum of all her Parts is a Whole

Here is our little science experiment from the last post. Notice she comes together quite nicely! Hopefully you can tell what breed she is now. :) She's looking *exactly* like my reference photo so I'm thrilled so far!

 The body comes together within a few hours usually. Mainly because I don't struggle with little intricate details as the body is a big mass with the exception of little wrinkles and rolls here and there. Getting those legs and head attached to the armature probably take the most time as that's where I do a lot of measuring. Once those things are on and secure, it's really hard to move them so it's best to make sure they're in the right spot to begin with. 

And while pushing those legs around they are easy to snap so you have to be gentle. You can see in this photo I managed to break off a little chunk of the weight-bearing leg while I was putting it on to the armature. Doh! It was repaired relatively well though I'll count on this being an area in the master resin to pay attention to and fix more. 

I *lurve* the way her neck came out!!!! Thin and long and delicate. The nice thing about this gal is she'll be getting a roached mane so I won't have to cover it all up! The real horse has neck "rolls" just like this gals, even though she's not cresty. She's still got her neck just about as far back as it can probably go and all that skin has to compact to do so, even on an ASB. The trick was to not go crazy with them, as I usually tend to want to do. 

The other side to this gal has not been touched. So, while this side looks good, the other is a horrible mess. Nothing smudging around clay doesn't fix! And I'll need a base for her. I just want a little something around the front weight-bearing leg. Debating on whether to attach that or make it detachable. Still thinking on it. And this young little filly has a name now too - Clementine.