I've made some major site updates and changes in the past few months. I have greatly downsized my collection other than my resins, as I am now focusing primarily on them. There are some newbies I have yet to add but most are unpainted and a couple of them are in the process of being painted, so I figured I'd wait until they were complete.
Some notable differences is that I've combined and removed some of my collection cataloguing pages. Since I no longer have a full Breyer Marwari conga and only one remains, and my Stone saddlebred conga went from 10 strong to only a couple left, I combined the OF Traditional Plastic, Marwari, and Stone ASB pages all into one page - Traditional Plastic. This counts for both OFs and CMs now. I have no plans of expanding that part of my collection further at the moment, so I think this is a fitting change.
Another big change is that I've added a Model Photography page so I can display some of the photographs I take of my models. Being as I got a nice camera as a Christmas gift last year, I am making good use of it and finally have a way to capture nice photographs of my collection in various scenes with something other than a phone. I will also, eventually, be updating the photos of my models in the catalogue to better pictures with my new camera.
In other news, I have a show coming up on April 21st - Off To The Races Live! 2018. This will be the second time this show has taken place and the second time I've been there. Last year was a bit rough due to some judge drama (thankfully, this person will not be judging this year) but I think this year will be fantastic. Even despite the slight hiccups last year, it was still a blast. Plus, I'm just dying to get my horses out to the show ring again. My last show was in June of 2017 so it has been far too long! And I have a lot of new faces that I am curious to see how they do.
Oh, and I completely forgot to mention this here, but I co-hosted my own model horse show recently! Last weekend on March 17, 2018 in fact. With my long-time friend and fellow hobbyist, we took a huge plunge into show hosting and judging and had a great show in the end. There was a couple hiccups along the way but everyone seemed to have fun and we were glad we did it. It was a lot of work and an exhausting weekend, but an experience we will surely never forget. Most of the entrants took the time to thank us and compliment the show, so we are thrilled it seemed to go over so well!
That's been a HUGE step in my model horse hobby. To say I have helped run and judge at a NAN qualifying, Breyer Live Show Benefit Program approved show, is crazy to me!
Things are winding down after that and I am on full focus towards OTTRL!
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