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Colorful Collars

Even though I’m more of a cat person, a lot of dogs have been added to the collection lately. This weekend I decided that they all needed fancy collars.

The end result:

(yes that’s a Trek insignia on the corgi – his name is “Spock” after all :P)

I switched things up a little for the retriever… his is leather, not nylon. 🙂

And since this pup has been wearing the same collar for 8 years, I figured it was time to upgrade it.

The only one who is missing is my Australian Shepherd… he’s been sitting in primer for um, a while. I still hope to find the rest of the Breyer dogs one day, and if I do they’ll be sure to get their own fancy collars as well.

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A while back I picked up these minis from Joann’s:

I think they’re meant for fairy gardens. I’m not a fairy garden sort of person but I do love how craft stores like Joann’s and Michaels have an assortment of miniatures for them. The scale is all over the place of course, and they’re kind of pricey, so I usually go through them whenever they’re on sale or clearance.

The crows looked like good repaint fodder, and they really needed it. One couldn’t stand on his own either, but that was an easy fix with some sanding.

They’re looking better without the silly yellow eyes now.

In the 1:9 world they’re too big to be crows, so they’re pretending to be ravens instead.

I prefer ravens to crows anyway. 😉

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Black Cat

Last month I started working on another cat sculpture. It started off as a foil and wire creature…


… and was slowly built up into something that resembled a cat.


Here she is next to my first sculpted cat:


I had every intention of flocking or hairing her, but that attempt didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted it to. (I don’t have photo evidence of this – maybe that’s a good thing!) So today, I added another thin layer of clay and sculpted in the hair detail instead. Much better!



I’m especially happy with how her eyes turned out, even if they are a bit too big.






Even though some things are off, I still think she turned out ok. 🙂

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