Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Online Horse Game: Horse Isle 2



If you want to play a unique online horse game which puts you in control of the reins, be sure to check out HorseIsle2: Legend of the Esrohs. You can capture horses from the wild and in addition train them up to be champions in a graphical 2D world!

If you would like to give it a go please click the image above and create your own free account.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Ebon Equine Studios: Renovation Project (Model Horse Customisation)




I am in the hobby of "Model Horse Customisation" and currently am finding it difficult to raise all the funds needed to renovate the "Ebon Equine Studios". 

I have been customising model horses since 2007 and I have adapted many different techniques and methods including re-sculpting, etching and re-colouring model horses using a variety of methods inclduing, oil painting, oil staining, paintbrush acrylics, airbrush acrylics and pastels. I work with many different types of models including Breyer horses, Peter Stone models, and artist resins. Scale of the models varies from micro mini (1:58) right up to the traditional (1:9) scales.

I would also like to start sculpting my own model horses as Artist Resins I am good with 3D design software too and I would like to combine both techniques and skills and make limited edition runs of models that will be created - printed by 3D printer.

With the donations I will be able to purchase materials for building storage units, workstation areas and be able to finish building the studio itself.  And hopefully a 3D printer and 3D scanner can be funded so that the Studio can create some amazing new model horse resins that will greatly benefit the hobby all around.

Please consider donating to Ebon Equine Studios!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

German blue Rams

OOver the past few months I have been the proud owner of 6 german blue Rams on my 260l tank. I have found they are a very curious species of fish who on occasion do like their own space and can discourage larger fish out of their area. Generally the german blue ram is very passive (given plenty of swimming space) and easily adapt to a community aquarium. However I have noticed a big difference in the quality of German blue Rams. If they are grey with red eyes and black patches they seem to be poor quality and are very sensitive to tank condition however the good quality German blue Rams which are yellow in colour with black speckles, red eyes and black patches seem to do a lot better I an community tank. 

To a male or female German blue ram they see no difference if a the opposite sex is an electric blue. Which is a recently created variation of the German blue ram and they seem to pair off with each other