Monday, April 22, 2019

National Model Tack Month - April 2019

So I am trying this again - my first attempt was two years ago - Read about it here

Entries for NMTM 2019:

Beginning March 1, 2019, enter by posting ONE photo in the ENTRIES 2019 album. This photo can be of your model, your self, your supplies, etc., but the photo MUST be owned by you and must be appropriate for an all-age audience. In the photo description, include your name and a little bit about your project.

This was my picture - I plan on making a Circus Costume for this mold
Breyer Stablemate 1:32 Scale Dungaree stock horse mare

Entries will be open throughout all of March and April. (Yes, you can enter on April 29th, but 11:59 PM in your time zone on April 30th is the end date for everyone, no matter when you sign up.)

Pick a scale-model tack project that is right for you. Choose as big or small of a project as you wish, whether that is a fully-tooled saddle or a rope halter! This is 100% up to you.

Image result for circus horse costume
Inspiration for my set
 Prep throughout March. Make trees, bits, buckles, hames, stirrups, and hardware, purchase your supplies, draw up patterns, etc.

Supplies for my project

Beginning at 00:01 AM on April 1 in your time zone, actual construction and assembly of your project can begin! Dying, cutting, tooling, stitching, embossing, gluing, etc.

So it's April 10 and I have not done a single thing on my project piece because I was traveling and I am getting ready for a live show and knew I would not get it done in time.

I did do a tack thing though - I made a halter for like the first time in 20 years!

April 15 was not just tax day but model tack day! ๐Ÿ˜

April 16 was dyeing the tack pink day - I did not get photos ๐Ÿ˜’

April 17 was assembling the thing - OMG Stablemate buckles are so small for my little fat fingers.

April 21 - I completed my project. It is by no means Live Show Quality, but it's a great learning experience. And I had a lot of fun this time!!!

The group collage will be back! The finishers' photos will be made into an "I DID IT" collage, for bragging rights!

I hope to add the collage picture later. This has been a great experience.

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