I'm very pleased to announce that my new Micro Mini Gypsy Vanner resin is available to order! I'm super-pleased, because it's been quite a journey getting to this point with a bit of a rocky start to the mould-making process, so having a small army of fresh, good casts feels like a huge achievement.
I won't bore you with the details, lets just say that I've had a LOT of experience in making moulds lately. I now have some super-lovely moulds and the tools available to make more as they are needed, so production is in full swing!
His edition is open, I have some lovely presentation/storage boxes on order that will be supplied with each copy, so they will start shipping as soon as I receive those from the suppliers in Denmark (so might be a couple of weeks). I can't wait to reveal those, they will keep your model safe and sound when out and about if you attend live shows, and will protect them during storage.
He was sculpted based on a rather handsome Gypsy Vanner stallion, however he would make a really nice Mulassier or Shire cross, or a few of the larger hairy breeds and crosses.
So, photos! This little guys was so difficult to photograph, I just couldn't force my camera to give a deeper depth of field, so I've tried to cover the details from all angles. I included a Sharpie marker as I think they are a pretty good international standard for scale, and one of him in my hand (which looks so old, I must moisturize more!) for scale.
If you're interested in adding this chap to your collection, pricing details are available on my Sales page here.
Just for fun, I took a photo of Night Heather along with the MM and TT Pony Mares and the new MM Gypsy Vanner model :)
Hi gang! I feel like I'm starting to sound like a bit of a broken record here! Guess what - I had more Caprioles, now they are sold out.
To clarify, I received a small number of copies from Barry which came from the edition moulds (he was a two-mould edition, which is approx. 160 copies), the moulds are still producing casts as good as the first ones (Barry is a master craftsman!) so these additional copies were offered up on my page on the 2nd August (I sent out a direct email to the Newsletter mailing list, so you won't find it on my Studio Blog page, just in case you were wondering) and I'm pleased to say they were all snapped up. To see the model still selling so well makes my heart sing, so much work goes into sculpting (and selling - admin is a huge part of being an artist) these models that to see them do well is like a giant pat on the back, and as I'm sure you've noticed by now, us artists are an insecure bunch who (quite literally) feed off the approval of our collectors!
So what next? Well, there WILL be a very small number of additional copies coming in a few weeks which should be made available around September sometime, but once those copies are sold, even if the moulds are still going strong, I will be calling a halt to the edition. I appreciate that the limited nature of Artist Resin models is important and I don't want to risk flooding the market with too many copies. The final number of copies might just pip the 200 mark; an epic thumbs up to the skill of my caster, Barry (BearCast Moldings) who can make his moulds last for far longer than I can!
On that note, I am going to be getting back into mouldmaking to a small degree myself over the next few weeks! My moulds for Night Heather; a LB(ish) scale Fell Pony, broke a while ago. I've not been able to make new moulds until now and so have had to mark her as temporarily sold out for quite a while. I've had quite a number of requests for her since, so want to get her back into production.
I'm thrilled to have just received a lovely fresh batch of rubber and resin and will be getting to work on making at least one new mould for her very soon. My moulds don't last as well as Barry's, but my last ones made around 40-50 copies each, so we should be flooded in fresh-from-the-mould Night Heathers again soon!
I've made her available as a Pre-Order (casting expected around early September), you can find info on that on my Sales page here.
So, I know some of you are wondering, "what about Moonlit Dale?", well, he is a real little scamp and has given me quite a few headaches with casting. As such I have quite a number of seconds, mostly with a bubble in a lower leg. I found casting him very frustrating and as such I am not too keen to make any more moulds for him. I do have those seconds though, so if you are up for a little leg repair then you can nab one at a below-half-price cost of £10 (+pp so great as an add-on). More details on him are on my Sales Page here too.
Night Heather painted by Jen Olp, Moonlit Dale painted by Mindy Berg. Photos of painted models provided by finishwork artists. All photos used with permission.