It's been quite a while since I made a blog post! My "show season" is over for this year and I have spent the last five weeks in Europe and far from my collection, so I haven't really had the time or reason to spend much focus on this site. I am back from my trip however, and I did have quite a few goodies waiting for me that I couldn't help but grab even while I was away. Here's the "loot," so to speak:
It was inevitable that I'd be getting a Nazruddin even if I wasn't attending BreyerFest this year. That trade was set up months in advance and I was happy to receive him when I got home. He is riddled with mold flaws - bits of smudged and rough plastic - but the color is nice and he makes a great conga member. Maybe I'll pursue a nicer one in the future, but for now he is more than enough. I also decided to get a Saffron through someone's Breyerfest Leftovers access and I was crossing my fingers for a glossy. My hopes were fulfilled! Unfortunately he is a little linty under the gloss but beautiful otherwise and I still plan on showing him.
The other acquisitions include my SM club Fylkir, who ended up being the glossy silver black that I have already sold and shipped yesterday (just not big on the mold or the color, and who wouldn't want to cash in on how hot he is on the market right now? I started my auction at 99 cents with no reserve and can happily say it ended much, much higher than that).
I impulse bought a mini Khan resin by Sarah Rose off of Ebay for a steal of a deal. You can see him in the photo by Saffron's feet. I've never been a huge fan of the sculpt because of the tail but I also managed to secure a commission slot with TempestWind Studio and he's already on his way for a new one that I am quite excited about. This is the first time I have ever commissioned resculpting of any kind, and I love Ginger Combs' work!
And one of my main purchases while I was away was Shannondell. I actually used to own a braided Shannondell up until early this year. I managed to snag one at cost off of the secondary market and while I fell in love with the mold, my copy was subpar in terms of a paint job and a few factory flaws, so I ended up selling him in hopes another one would come up down the line that was better. And he finally came! I did not get so lucky with the price this time, but he was very well worth the cost as this one is gorgeous. I also purchased a Vahana (yep, new conga in the works, especially now that the new 2017 Brick & Mortar special Markus has been announced) but he is still on his way.
I did sell a few things while I was gone - namely my most expensive, rarest model; the glossy prize palomino marwari. I decided he deserved a better home and I'd rather have the funds than the plastic. He sold almost instantly and was able to fund Shannondell's purchase, mini Khan's commission costs, AND the commission costs for two resins I have being painted by Angelica Nelson right now - Tinkerbell and Tiny. Both should be completed in the next month and are coming home with Gabriel, who is also with her and has been finished for a while.
So many new faces coming through! I have also taken the time to take better and newer pictures of each model for this site and have updated most of them. This only includes the traditional sized models, the mini's pictures are still fine in my opinion.
Phew! That was quite the update. I suppose that's what I get for being away for so long! But my trip was extremely worth it and I had a great time abroad with my favorite man in the world. Here is a picture of us in London, where we spent a week before heading back to Holland. Goodbye for now, see you in the next blog post!