Thursday night I bought this vintage CM North Light resin. He was shown successfully in his day as 'Thor' and will probably be a shelf sitter and occasionally a performance horse. I have a little collection of vintage customs and resins and he fits in nicely.
On Friday, I showed at the open show and won this lovely glossy Banks Vanilla. Her name is RRS Rochambeau and I can't wait to show her in January.
Also on Friday I bought these two customs from Sarah Tregay, who wrote the book Painting Pastel Champions, which helped me immensely when I started painting.
First is RRS Alastair, a resculpt from the standing TB who has had a new headset, slightly resculpted legs, and a new mane.
This is RRS Mishamigo, who is probably my favorite custom mini I own. His resculpting is fantastic and his color is amazing. His dapples just look SO soft. <3
I had my first Special Run times on Saturday, where first I got a glossy Saffron who is unnamed...
And for my first surprise, I pulled a chestnut in matte, who I just started calling Mycroft. He'll probably get a more dignified name, however. :P
My next surprise I got another glossy Saffron to sell, and pulled a matte bay tobiano who is also unnamed.
At my last SR time, I just got a surprise, and let the person behind me take my other ticket spot. Unfortunently I got another matte tobiano, but a fellow hobbyist offered to trade her matte buckskin for my guy.
She had gotten a full set, but had to buy quite a few of the surprises to do so. Since she had so many left over, she let anybody really trade. Her logic was they would sell the same, and to make another person happy gave them good karma for the next year (and it's the nice thing to do!) People like her make our hobby awesome.
I really didn't care for the pintaloosa, so I'm very happy with getting the surprises I did. Of course gloss would have been nice... but I think the glossy gods used all there power in 2014, where I pulled the glossy appaloosa Pop the Cork. :P
Also on Saturday I went through the Breyer store and picked up this SR set from 2002. I didn't have a wolf or cougar and for the price, I had to get them!
The only model I didn't buy was Illuminati, which my mom surprised me with. Illuminati confirmed is her favorite meme... so she had to get him. He is super cool!
The only model I got from the Artisan's Gallery was this girl, who was customized and painted by Kimberly Bleeker. "RRS Theodosia" has a resculpted face and new ribbons.
The brand new mold this year was Tushar, a single day stablemate. Unnamed here will be added to my shoestring. He's so adorable.
From wearing a name tag, I got two awesome SM scale busts! Gonna paint one as a portrait for a friend, and decapitate the other one even further and use it on a CM.
@da.vinci.creations on Instagram reworked his Patrick resin into a rearing mini gelding, and I was one of lucky 50 people to get one!
I already finished his base coat of paint, just gotta do details! Any color would look good on him... but I love me a good dark bay.
My 'big' purchase was this drastic custom Carrick with a saddlebred head by Austin Reid. Austin also painted my Moxie. But without further ado... this is RRS Easy Street or "Lucille."
She's gonna be a performance beast, can't wait to get her into the ring!
Before and after!
And that's it! I had a great time this year, but am not trying to brag or anything. Hope you all had a great weekend, whether you were in Kentucky or not! :)