I got a Rockwell in the mail today. He was painted to a stunning Palomino, I'm going to show him as a Belgian since it fits the mold rather well. The details on this horse a crazy. When I saw the pics of him I never saw the tiny dapples on his barrel or his multi-colored eyes. After looking at him I have realized that the dapples I do are way too big. I think that I can make them a little smaller by closing them in with the pastel dust, but we will just have to see how it goes when I get a few more layers into her. I have also decided that I'm going to uses a Rockwell as my future performance horse.I'm not sure if I'll be ready to show one by the first October show, but I might try. I just have to find tack that is removable. There are several micro tack makers out there, but I'm not a huge fan of what they do, or how much it costs. I know that it takes a LONG time and a lot of energy to make tack of any kind, but I don't think you should have to spend 4x the cost of the horse to get some tack. Not to mention I feel that most of the micro tack out there is out of scale. I know that I can make an English set, but I'm not sure about the Western set. I think at this point I'm just going to put a pin in it until I get another Rockwell. I don't want to use the one that I just got since he is a super nice horse. I feel that showing him in performance will ruin his finish. I have my eye on another one, but I'm not quite sure about it.
As I expected, I bought 3 more Micros today. I happen to being drifting through eBay when I found a listing for 3 in 1 deal. A tiger, Miss Fancy Prance and a Megaboom. I have already decided that I will be selling the Tiger, I have 2 already and I don't feel the need for a 3rd. I'm not sure about Miss Fancy Prance. I really like the mold, but I'm not really into showing Saddlebreds. Even though I have Someone Special, she is different. She has a very special meaning to me and will be a horse that I could never part with. It also helps that she does well in the ring ;)
I am so excited about the Megaboom. I have wanted one ever since I first saw him and now I have one on the way. I haven't decided what he will be painted as yet. I know who I want to paint him, but I already have a lengthy number of horses with her as it is. Just like the sitting Donkey, he might be a micro that I sit on for a while before doing anything with him.
On the show front, I found another show that I plan on going to. Spirit Horse Live is in south/western Iowa, which is a killer drive for me, like 6 hours if I only stop for gas. I found a cheap hotel room and there is still space in the show so I plan on going. I put an ad out on MHSP wondering if anyone was going to the show from my area that wanted a driving buddy, to split gas. Normally I wouldn't be going to a show that far away, but they have Micro classes. They have Of,Cm and Ar Micro divisions. I couldn't turn down a show like that. So that means I will be going to 2 shows in October, 1 the first weekend and 1 the third weekend. You never know how the weather will be that time of year so I'm going to start praying to the weather goddess now for good driving weather both weekends.
Other than that there really isn't much else. The models have been a good distraction for me, which I really needed. I have been slowly getting all the stuff together for the shows. I find that I am having a hard time focusing on getting the class lists together for the shows. I haven't even started on leg tags or cards for either show, which is not like me. I picked my performance horse for the 1st Oct show, but part of me thinks that maybe I show skip performance. It's going to be a busy day as it is without doing performance, but that is what I really love to do. Another part of me thinks that I just don't want to make reference cards for all those classes again. I have ones for standing and cantering/loping horses, but not trotting/jogging. I remember how much work it was the first time and I'm not looking forward to it again.
Oh well. Until next time, Happy August.