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Fall Live Shows

I went to two shows this fall, the Michigan Show Series Halloween Show in Hastings, MI. Melissa Hart was a wonderful host, the show hall was a great size, and the autumn drive in the country was beautiful. The show was for all scale models from Trads to Micro minis so the tables had a little bit of everything on them!

Drafters with spots in Stablemate and Classic scales.
This custom pair caught everyone's eye.
But it was the CM minis that I admired.

So sweet!
Mini Alby's in all sorts of yummy colors...



And every shade of gray!

My Copy Cat Custom Project went to her first show!
And the minis held their own against the big horses!
This presentation worked so well—showing off belly details and helping this little resin show up on dark tablecloths.
The second show I went to was in Riga, MI near Ohio. The show was for Classics and smaller sizes. Trina Houser hosted  Riders Up on the Hill Veteran's Day Live to raise funds for one of her favorite charities that supports veterans.

The custom Arabians were showing off all sorts of details.


Check out this boy's tiny dapples!
Loved the shading and mapping on this beauty

This simple base had this little dude stepping in style.

Ms. Personality looking at you


Some of the newer molds are making a splash in the CM ring...


Many thanks to the show holders, judges, and helpers behind the scenes. I had a wonderful time at these events, and I know many others did as well!

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  1. Thanks for sharing all the pretty ponies! Glad both shows were fun.

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