I think it's because I'm so picky and it feels like prepping is never done. I always seem to find another thing I want to make look better, then another, and another. There have been many times (in the past, before my hobby hiatus - and now) that I've thought it would be wonderful to pay someone to do my prepping for me. But, I do like being the one who has done everything on a custom horse, so I slog away at my most dreaded creative task.
Today I decided there was nothing for it, I had to prep some horses. Lately I've been wanting to paint some horses - very badly - but alas, I have no paint ready horses.
I wasn't sure which horses I wanted to prep first. I ended up dumping out the whole box of unpainted stablemates that I have.
Then I sorted them by mold. Seemed like the thing to do.
I started looking them over, envisioning all sorts of wonderful colors: appaloosa, pinto, chestnut, bay, palomino, grulla!
But first... prepping.
For the heck of it (and probably still procrastinating, let's be honest) I decided to unwrap all of them and set them up on my desk for a little photo shoot.
If you've ever wondered what 48 unpainted G2 stablemates might look like, wonder no more.
I'd absolutely love to say that I prepped them all today (ha!), but actually it was only these four that got attention.
All four now have their ears, nostrils, and hooves carved. I started doing seams on the TB. The Paso should be ready to paint... I think.
Are they ever really ready?
I'm hoping to prep more tomorrow, maybe even paint something if I can call a prep job "good enough".