I'm horribly choked up with the cold at the moment so I haven't really been up to making very much other than really simple props. I ended up watching Hannibal last night for several hours whilst making up a batch of 1/12th scale riding crops.
I'd made crops before but they always either broke or looked really rubbish but now I think I've found myself a much better technique which gives them a healthy dose of realism and allows me to make them in a variety of styles and colours.
I made some shorter for the younger kids or as jumping crops as well as a lunge whip with a long tail.
Would anyone be interested if I made some to sell or made them to people's colour specifications? I've only made them in this scale so far as I don't really do anything with my Trads these days but it shouldn't be difficult to scale them up a bit if people wanted them in 1:9th scale instead. I could make smaller ones for Schleich too if there was interest.
I can also make up grooming kits from styrene in just about any colour imaginable - the brushes were all I could find for the photo but I can make a matching set if people wanted them to co-ordinate!
(older photos from when I first made these ones)
Again, those could be made to virtually any scale - I've got a real box like that knocking around somewhere so I could get the measurements if needed.
I really want to get the Playstation 4 when it comes out so any money I could make through hobby things would be a huge help as I am currently jobless and I don't think that is going to change any time soon sadly... :(
So yeah, if anyone would be interested please let me know!
If not these things, then is there anything else I could make that would be popular? I could do really simple items of tack like headcollars and possibly rugs and yeah, just have a look through this blog and see if there's anything you fancy. (within reason, mind, I'm not making anyone a full size unicorn head! XD)
I don't want to paint/customise for people as the last time I did that I got myself really stressed out and it didn't really work out because I felt like I was putting myself under too much pressure but making props and things I find really relaxing so if I could sell the stuff I enjoy making so much I'd love it!