In addition to the painting aspect, one of the things I wanted to achieve this month with NaMoPaiMo was sorting out my rather extensive collection of bodies.
I'm not exactly the most organised of people - though I do try! - and despite getting a big box with a lid to store them in, the lid had gone walkabout and the corner I'd stored it in had turned into...this.
|The red box has some of my leather in it and the one behind, my felt.|
Shockingly that wasn't even all my bodies - ones I was actively (or occasionally) still working on lived on top of a set of drawers, the windowsill and my poor Playstation 4 because it was the closest horizontal surface. (and it's nice and warm when it's on, so it speeds up drying time!)
I don't mind a bit of clutter here and there but this was getting ridiculous. I didn't even know what I had any more, so I finally bit the body shaped bullet and hauled everything out of that corner.
(The flatpacked wooden stable will be sold eventually, though I have someone already interested so don't bother asking!)
Not including the WIPs, all piled up in the box it didn't look like I had that many. I'd had a cull of my bodies sometime last year, and I've got a big cardboard box in the loft full of the rejects - either cheap and nasty horse-shaped-objects that need a lot of work to look semi decent, or ones I know I'm never in a million years going to get through. I'll probably do a sales post with them at some point as they're just taking up space.
Once I took everything out however...
I had just a few more than I was expecting.
I found a completely unopened bag of unpainted stablemates, in addition to a lot of loose ones too - I think I ended up with about 50 of those alone!
Some were WIPs I've had on hold for years, like this naked flockie-turned-zombie horse.
The rest were a glorious mixture of Schleichs, Magpies and other random brands thrown in.
Mini Haggis came out of the box with a friend. XD
The final tally, including a tupperware box of mini whinnies, came to 232, though I know I have a few more lurking elsewhere!
I'll probably take a few to Copperfox's Stirling show in a couple of months time, but the rest are very much not for sale. I went out to Homebase after I'd had a sort though, and bought two more boxes to store the smaller ones in and I think this looks a bit more organised now!
The current WIPs still live on the top, but there's far less space now so I hopefully won't be tempted to add to the pile!
I'm not sure if I'll finish any other horses this month but I've still got the best part of a week so you never know! :P