Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Prepping party

I like prepping. I'm patient, detail oriented and extremely myopic. Careful, close up work suits me, and I find cleaning seems and filling divots to be quite relaxing. It's also an activity that mixes well with conversation. Today, my friend Regan and I had a little "prepping party" at her house. I brought all my usual prepping supplies--sandpaper, needle files, a carbide scaper, an X-acto knife and two naked resins.
While I worked on the Sencillo, Regan's young son helped with Cooper.
Regan concentrated her efforts on a Sarah Rose Lone Star resin.
This Lone Star is a raffle piece for the Crazy Ladies 7-Yellow Card Extravaganza show which will be held on Halloween day at the Parker Senior Center in Parker, Colorado. The lucky raffle winner will receive not just the resin body, but also a free, solid colored paint job by the very talented Sheila Anderson Bishop (
Raffle tickets are $5 a piece or six for $25. The winner does not have to be present to win. Contact showholders Teresa ( or Regan ( for further information and be sure to tell them I sent you!


  1. I was just looking for needle files/jewelry files this weekend, without success. Where did you get yours?

  2. My needle files came from Rio Rondo but I've seen a similar (if not identical)set at the hobby shop near my house. This particular shop caters to the model train and RC car/boat/plane crowd but they do also carry a nice selection of Breyers.

    Personally I don't use the needle files all that much--mostly just for manes and tails.

  3. I wish I liked to prep more! I have some Love mustang bodies I want to do something with, but the prepping... ugh!

  4. Thanks for helping with the Lonestar :) Prepping is NOT my thing!

  5. I love prepping, too, very relaxing! And, I have a Cooper, waiting his turn! Such a nice performance model he'll make!

    Leah, check tool outlet stores, too, and Radio Shack used to carry a set. Do check out that Carbide scraper set from Rio Rondo, pricey (you can buy a handle and single bit and go back and buy the rest of the set later), but worth it!

  6. Thanks for the tips! I do have the Rio Rondo carbide scraper (basic set) which is oh-so-crucial. It's not so good for manes and tails though... I've broken several in an attempt.