Each person has their own list of grails and wants. For me, there will always be a few Stablemate resins that I would love to own, but after some serious thinking and a look at the budget, I have decided that those just aren't something that I will see myself owning in the future. It's not because they are popular or that they tend to be quite expensive, it's more that they are models that I don't see myself moving mountains or bending over backwards to get. They are pretty to look at, but they can go home with someone else. It got me thinking today while I was zoned out at work. I had several models arrive in the mail today and they are all models that I never would have thought would be in my collection. So after making sure everyone was as they should be, I went through and looked closer at what I really have.
As of this afternoon, I have 4 Megabooms in my collections. When I first started I never thought I would have 1 let alone 4! But to be even luckier than that, I got 3 of them unpainted. That means that I get to pick the color of 3 amazing micros that are very popular. 2 of them needed work, but nothing that I couldn't handle. In that same realm of I can't believe I own that, today I worked out a possible deal to buy another painted Ground Effects. That would be my second painted Ground Effects and my 4th total. I have 2 of them that I got in the second cast sale, they both need ears, but it will be a good way for me to work on my skills. I have never sculpted an ear so it will need to time and patience on my part. The only other micro that goes in the "Holy Grail" section for me is Tarek, painted or not. I love the sculpting on him, he is so perfectly balanced and the way he is presented is just perfect. A painted one came up on MHSP about a month ago but he was way too far out of my budget to even think about getting him. But, hopefully some day I will come across another one and be able to call him my own.
When I was putting my new herd members away this afternoon, I couldn't help but stop and look at all the horses sitting on my shelves waiting for something. The in-progress ones and the unpainted one and the new kids. I couldn't help but smile and think about how lucky I am to have all the horses that I do. I have be able to snag some beautiful horses in the last 6 months. When I think about how many micros I have found in that short amount of time I can't help but shake my head. I added my smallest horse yet today, a Charm scale Morgan and stock horse. The morgan is about 1/2 inch tall and the cantering stock horse is almost an inch. I decided to enter the National Paint a Model Month contest and I really excited about it. I finally picked what horse I am going to use and have plans to prim him and a few other this weekend if the weather warms up.
Right now I am off to do some painting and reference research, should be interesting.
Until next time, Stay warm!