When I was at the show, I mentioned that I bought 2 micro resins. A painted Arabian and an unpainted Andalusian. They were the first 2 micros I had ever seen, and I was hooked from just about the start. Right now I have 4 Painted, 1 in progress and 1 unpainted Micro in my hands. I have 2 that are getting painted, 2 Unpainted ones in the mail, 2 finished ones in the mail and 1 I'm waiting for from the caster. In total that's 13 that I own and 1 more a month after that. Just about every time one comes up for sale on MHSP or ebay I go after it. There has only been one that I didn't get, which made me kinda mad since it was the most amazing looking micro ever!
I have ever had this many unpainted horses in my string before. Between the ones in the mail and here at the house I have 4. I'm really glad and excited that I joined the monthly subscription, its really awesome being able to get one every month and it not be super expensive. I'm waiting for the June horse to surface somewhere, I have a feeling that its going to be a draft horse and I am in love with draft horses. I have a feeling that when they do show up online they are going to go really fast and be rather expensive. I decided from the start that if I get a micro that I don't like (which I doubt will happen) then I will sell it for what I paid plus shipping. I think its a little unfair to everyone else that you charge an arm and a leg for a micro like that.
I have gathered them all so fast that only one of them has a name. I'm not in a hurry since the next show isn't until October, but usually when I get a horse I like to mull over names for a few days while I keep it sitting next to me. But since I have been getting a horse in ever 2-3 days, I haven't even tried.
The rearing arabian that I got is one of the 2 horses that I'm not sure about. I really like the mold, very detailed and realistic, but the color/markings are not exactly what I like. He's a liver chestnut rubicano. ??? I haven't been able to find that combo on a real living horse yet, and I have been looking quite a lot. I have a feeling that it isn't a very common color so it will never really do well. I have been thinking back and forth about sending it off to be stripped and repainted. I could do the stripping here, but it's got a sand base on it and I just hate it. I like the simple black bases that the horses come with. It doesn't take away from the color and actually makes some of the colors stand out a little more. The sand works okay with this horse's color, but I'm not a fan. I think he would like stunning as a dapple grey but there are about a million and a half gray arabians out there already. Maybe a bright chestnut instead. I think I will take my time deciding what to do. The finish is really nice and if I mess it up and it doesn't work then I ruined a horse that I could just as easily have traded or sold.
Hopefully one of these weekends I will be able to take nice pics of all the horses and get them on the website. I did go through and clean out some of the horses that I don't show anymore. I sold a few in the last few weeks and have a few more listed. I finally decided to stop showing OF, they just aren't worth it for my anymore. I have 1 horse that will do well at a show every once and awhile, but overall its just 12 more horses I don't need to worry about. Plus it makes more room for me to show the ones that I really want to get out there. Although I will miss the time showing them took up for me at shows since most of my other horses usually show late in the day.
It's going to be a really hot very days here, hopefully everyone can find something fun to do in the shade.