Like my previous BreyerFest models, I felt that Nikolas needed a blanket of his own. Another dress sheet seemed best, so I put one together using colors from the German flag. I'm pretty happy with how the hip ornaments turned out on this one: Mostly, I'm just happy to have something finished!
2022 is off to a rough start already. My enthusiasm for the year lasted about a day or so, then quickly fizzled out. Today I just wanted to stay in bed. Organizing has a weird way of making me feel better, so I've been poking at this project all week. Most of the blankets I've … Continue reading Blanket Organizing
I finished up this blanket yesterday. I love this model but blankets always look weird on him. I think I could have adjusted it better. I tried it on a couple other models and that kind of helped, but I still think it's weird. 😅 At least it's done and off my workbench now.
Tack Tip: Blanket Fitting
One of the questions I often get about blankets is how to fit them to the model. I touched on this on a recent Instagram post, but since social media posts get buried and lost quickly I wanted to expand on it here. My blanket pattern is simple. It's basically a rectangle with a rounded … Continue reading Tack Tip: Blanket Fitting
Tutorial: Hip Ornaments
Hip ornaments are the fancy braids often seen on dress sheets, like this one here. It took me a while to figure out how to imitate these in miniature, and while it's not hard to do, it is very fiddly. You have been warned! I use 0.8MM nylon cord for these, which I've purchased from … Continue reading Tutorial: Hip Ornaments