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How The Hivewire Horse (harry) Came To Be.

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Looks great Chris. I love the reins and mouth piece.
The tassel work is much better I think. Might want to put a figure on the blanket to figure out positioning for that concho feather.

Would still like to see that blanket longer on the back so it goes over the rear more. Seems a bit narrow if a figure were to sit on it.
Look forward to seeing where it goes guy.

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Looking AWESOME!!

Those feathers will look soo Delicious on GG and Laurie's armbands and leg bands and even more so with the Native American expansion set!
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Does sort of make me think some. Wonder if you could parent some of Lisa's flowers like you have done the feathers there?
Those "feathers" look cool. Are they conforming to Dusk or smart props for universal use? I have a figure which looks like a fawn like figure and a Cenaturess which I have been looking for feathers to adorn them with and these would be great. Where are they from?

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Sorry don't know what the frell happened on the last post but I can not delete or edit it.
The links were images I tried to upload that did not and they are dead. Disregard or if a Mod can go in and delete it it would be great.
Maybe it is best i don't upload anymore images here. Sorry!

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That depends on what the blanket is being made for Chris. If it is a dress Parade rig any one of them would work though i prefer the first update. those tassels are nice as Dress Couture for an immaculately groomed modern Horse..
But if you are creating a rough more realistic look You should ask yourself how leather or wool are worked.I have worked both from the skinning and fleshing to the paterning and final cutting and stitching of Buck Skin , rawhide and leather and even learned to work a rudimentary weaving loom to get a feel of how thread and twine can be worked into rudimentary functional fabric. Fringe on leather is the scraps around the rough cut edges and split for looks. Fringe on wool is fabric taken off the loom and allowed to fray either by long use or intentionally. Both can be used and the unevenness of either speaks of timeless use and realistic wear.
if this is going to be a representational Native blanket they did not have eyelet machines and their fringes were what was dangling off the ends of the cut leather or wool. If this is going to be the usual Modern Show Horse version it works in either version.

I personally am not into "Show Horse" stuff. I love rough cut, hard worn tattered and frayed and stained tac which make everything look utilitarian. And I prefer the fur on the animals to represent the same Mangy, flea bit and matted fur look which are closer to what might have been seen in period images of horses, and other animals in the wild. I appreciate the beauty and "creaminess" as you called it, of the fur used for the beautiful Harry and Puma etc., you are offering here.I would be blind and stupid if I did not praise them highly for their beauty and attention to detain. But to do some justice i would love to ALSO get fur NOT so perfectly wrought for those "images from the wild" renders. So it stands to reason I feel the same for animal tac.
Even if design work or painting is done on it for decorative purposes which has always been done on tac, the shape of the item has to look as if it came off the history books.....for my use anyway.
Of course if I knew how to model I would offer those options but alas I do not and can only beg and hope someone agrees.
I know you can't please everyone but......;)