Thursday, 23 February 2017

Counting Bodies Like Sheep...

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 Body Box
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!)

The Body Box

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!)

The Body Box

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...

The Body Box

The Body Box

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!

The Body Box

Some were WIPs I've had on hold for years, like this naked flockie-turned-zombie horse.

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The rest were a glorious mixture of Schleichs, Magpies and other random brands thrown in.

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Mini Haggis came out of the box with a friend. XD


The Body Box

The final tally, including a tupperware box of mini whinnies, came to 232, though I know I have a few more lurking elsewhere!

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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!

Bodies

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!

Bodies

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

4 comments:

  1. That's a lot of projects! Love the jumping chestnut among your in progress models and I see a fjord in there too :D

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  2. Isn't INCREDIBLE how much we collect and then forget about? I am not that surprised about you having over 200 horses in your storage box Christine, because I'm like that with paint supplies, you just keep adding to them without realizing the addiction.
    And when looking at your Studio, it looks a LOT like mine; organized chaos! But don't clean it up, because if your anything like me, you won't be able to find ANYTHING afterwards. ;P

    elizabeth

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