Wednesday, June 24, 2015

All Work and No Play, Sorta

Yesterday I spent the entire day in crazy work mode, unpacking a ton of boxes, doing more dishes, laundry, organizing the trash and recycling for trash day, etc. etc.  I was exhausted by the end of the day and had declared that today I would spend the entire day in the studio, making stuff!

Well...  I did spend the day in the studio alright, but it was work, work, work in here too.  Basically, I wanted to see if I could find a few more of my supplies before I went into making stuff mode.  Then I decided I'd go ahead and unpack most of the boxes, to see what all I have to find new places for.  That lead to another day of unpacking.

However, it was fun, because I did find more treasure.

I was happy to see that Lionesse survived her ocean crossing!

I dusted her off and let her stretch her legs for a minute or two.

Then, sadly, it was back into the box with her - that's still the safest place to be until I get a quake proof home for her.  She's actually been living in that box since I won her; I've been too afraid to display her, in case something bad happens.  But I do think she's pretty and I'd love to have her out where I can see her.  (I say, now that I'm living in a highly active earthquake area...)

Another good find was the first sighting of some of my bodies.

I took them out and put them on a shelf - it's not too big a deal if they tip over.  I also found most of my Stablemate bodies, my heat gun, and my trusty old Dremel.  Except for primer, paint, and sealer (which sadly I was not allowed to bring...), I'm almost ready to start working on custom models again!

Tomorrow I may do some more unpacking in the studio.  I unpacked everything today except the "figurines" (horses) and I think I might take a peek in those boxes tomorrow.  Other than that, tomorrow...

I will make something!!!  ;)


  1. YAY! I also have a question. When you want to remove a mane on a horse completely is it best to use a dremel? If so, what attachment? I need to remove the mane on the Henry Fjord body and I've never done that before.

    1. Yep, I use a dremel for that. If the mane (or tail) is away from the body, you can use a cutoff wheel to cut away most of the plastic. Then to remove the rest and smooth it out, or to remove a short/attached mane or tail, I use one of the sanding drums or bands I think they are called. There are two different sizes and I usually just go with whatever works, like the smaller one on smaller models or to get into tight places and the big one on bigger models or to remove a lot of material.

      Don't forget to wear eye protection! (sometimes I forget and get plastic bits in my eye - no good) Also it's good to do it in a well-ventilated area since the plastic can make fumes, especially when you're removing a lot of material. I think some people will wear some sort of mask, I haven't done it, but that's an option too. I hope that helps! :)

    2. Thank you so much! I got the horse in the mail today so I'll be "roaching" a plastic mane now.

    3. You're very welcome! Have fun! :D