Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I Hate Waiting...

for paint to dry! Most of the things I'm working on need a little breather right now, so I'm taking the opportunity to do a little cleanup and work on boring things like bases:

Maybe some people like working on bases but it's usually the last thing I touch.

In the meantime, here are a couple of things from an auto swap meet that I went to a few weeks ago. First, there was a guy there with a pet possum:
It was very friendly and the man let me hold her. He showed me her little marsupial pouch. One of his relatives works at a wildlife rehab and this possum was raised from a baby. I think she's still pretty young because she's not that big. Very cute! He said she was litter-box trained and everything. Her tail was very strong! Don't worry, I'm not setting traps in the yard to capture one ;-)

Also, here's a page from my childhood:
And look what I found!
I was really happy to re-capture a little piece of my childhood. 

I also saw a PAM and a CAS, both were played-with body quality and both were $10 each. I thought of buying them and probably should have. I don't have the time to do any customizing on them but thought someone in the hobby might want them, but I wasn't sure if that was a good price or not so I didn't bite. 







4 comments:

gj berg said...

I remember that cover on my childhood copy of Black Beauty.

Sian said...

So do I! And I also found a replacement for it at a thrift store :-)

Rebecca Turner said...

hey Carol just catching up on my blog reading IM way behind but I had to commnet on the black beauty book. I had htis same one! lol that head always bugged me even as a kid I knew it was way to long. Its weird I saw this same book about 3 days ago on etsy for sale, I almost bought it just because of the memories it brought back for me but heck I have no room for any more books unless its an art book or something I can use. its fun to see it again though. Loving your work by the way! It just gets better and better by leaps and bounds! I saw the stormwatch auction and wow good for you! way to go and to think not many years ago you didn't think anyone would pay much for one of your paint jobs.. I told you !!

Carol said...

Haha, I know what you mean Rebecca, that head always bugged me, too! I like the illustrations on the inside, though. I re-read the book and it was funny how much I had forgotten about it. I vaguely remembered the anti-cruelty message, but did not remember all the moralistic anti-drinking rhetoric lol! That would have gone right over my head as a kid...