Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Model Horse and Action Figure Monthly Art Challenge - March 2022

 The March 2022 Challenge was Meteorlogical Phenomena!

I started with a 1:32 scale plastic model that was grazing. I did not get pictures of him before I started because, I honestly forgot! haha! 

Explanation - the HORSE LATITUDES - here is the description taken from the National Ocean Service - here.

The horse latitudes are located at about 30 degrees north and south of the equator. It is common in this region of the subtropics for winds to diverge and either flow toward the poles (known as the prevailing westerlies) or toward the equator (known as the trade winds). These diverging winds are the result of an area of high pressure, which is characterized by calm winds, sunny skies, and little or no precipitation.

According to legend, the term comes from ships sailing to the New World that would often become stalled for days or even weeks when they encountered areas of high pressure and calm winds. Many of these ships carried horses to the Americas as part of their cargo. Unable to sail and resupply due to lack of wind, crews often ran out of drinking water. To conserve scarce water, sailors on these ships would sometimes throw the horses they were transporting overboard. Thus, the phrase 'horse latitudes' was born.

Little Rider Doll Making Challenge March 2022 - Let's Try this Again

So I didn't complete the 2021 challenge for the Little Rider Doll Challenge, so I decided I would try the 2022 edition. I am doing the same models that I didn't complete last year. 


The moved arms were as far as I was able to get last year, so my judge doll is going to, hopefully, get completed this year. 

I didn't start working on the models until March 6. I managed to get the arms sculpted and primer on the judge model. 

Then I didn't get pictures of the sculpting and adding the hair and the painting, because I just started working on him in chunks of time. 

And then I managed to complete him before the end of the month - I am so excited!! 

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

NaMoPaiMo - National Model Painting Month - Minis Painting Minis 2022

 It's NaMoPaiMo MinisPaintingMinis Edition 2022

This year BB-8 and BB-9e decided to partake. They are both painting Micro Mini Hambletonians from Breyer. 

D-O, Mouse Droid and Polle Porg are just along for support. They got their models primered and everything was ready to go on January 31. 

Pictured with my NaMo Horse and a horse from another challenge. 

On February 5, the droids were getting the first layers on their models. 

This was a picture from February 12, the droids continued to work on their projects and wanted to show off their model collection. 

The droids were pleased to make it into the official #MinisPaintingMinis photo. 

They worked hard on their models. 

And they completed their models on time!