This is where I keep mine. So for now they aren't really on eye-level as I had to tuck them away somewhere out of direct sunlight. The little cabinet they're in keeps them dust-free too. I only have a tiny collection and as you can tell I really shouldn't really buy more, as there isn't much space left, hehe! For now I just tell myself they are all well behaved, so I can simply move them closer together if I really have to.
I do also like to swap them around and sometimes let them stay in the little 'paddock' I made them, as Tittlemouse demonstrates on the right. This is where I take my photos too. I use a simple piece of stained wood as my background, which I just leave there most of the time.
I keep all my props in three little boxes (which I didn't photograph): one is for tack, rugs, my little rider and the pets when they aren't in the scene, one is for random props I made and the last one holds all the decorative twigs, bits of moss and little stones.
I also still have a stable that needs refurbishing, but I'll have to find a proper amount of time to really put myself to it. I plan to work on that somewhere this summer. It's tucked away with all my craft materials for now.
Post by juliporiginals on Apr 14, 2018 9:54:45 GMT
They look lovely in their little cabinet, the answer to not having enough room for any more is to buy another cabinet! lol I have mine in a display cabinet and the overspill (of which there are many!) on a shelf with rugs on them to try and keep the dust off, with a few mothballs in case of the pesky insects.
Post by astudyinscarlet on Apr 14, 2018 13:37:26 GMT
Your cabinet is really nice. Mine are mostly in a cupboard although some of the smaller ones have spilled over into a box and a few are in stables. I'm trying to figure out a better solution to storing some of them but it's really slow progress (since I need to reread most my books first to figure out which of those I can get rid of and I need to use up some of my craft supplies by actually making things. Hopefully eventually though I'll have a bit more model space).
Mine used to be on a little bookshelf in the spare room, but last year I got pet rats who like to chew everything when they come out to play. So I've been sewing pouches (not quite enough for all the ponies yet!) and the ponies in the pouches are in ratproof boxes. They get to come out for photos and tack fittings and shoes though
astudyinscarlet - I actually managed to move most of my books to the attic, but I agree with you on how craft supplies take up a lot of room too. I do have a lovely cabinet where I could put the ponies in, but it's filled with little boxes of craft supplies.
kits - How cute is it that you have pet rats! I would love to display some of the Julips downstairs, but I know my dog has found a liking in them too. Whenever I open up a package with a new Julip in it he's all over it.
stacey - Your shelves are heaven... And what a lovely place to display those two stunning carts!
Last Edit: Apr 14, 2018 16:22:03 GMT by Wollepluis
All mine live on open shelves above my desk (and under my 1/6 scale dolls, hence the random legs lol) It’s not ideal, and I’m hoping to get glazed shelves or units when my room eventually gets redecorated as I still only have the storage space I had when it was last redone (when I was NINE D:), but right now it’s all I have. In an ideal world I’d love to have a full stable setup out on display all the time but alas, I do not live in such a world. XD
Whenever we have a new visitor to the house, my husband delights in ushering them into the Horse Room and seeing their face when confronted with over 2000 model horses.
This picture of the Julip shelf is from a year ago, it's currently completely full - three rows deep, with HOTYs on a shelf of their own (where the books are in this picture), and around 20 more horses in the repair box. We're in the process of building another shed so I can move all the Magpie stock out of the Horse Room as it's currently pretty difficult to move in there. Then maybe I can move some Breyers around and free up another shelf for the Julip herd.
This is one of the other shelves to give you an idea of the general carnage. EG can tell you what it's like in person.
Mine are on shelves, but not sleek professional shelves like Stacey's, or nice wooden shelves like EG - mine are the cheap tatty and crooked kind which happen over time through ingenuity and recycling - they're made from a combination of an old fireplace surround, scrap wood I picked up from someone else's fly-tipping, a thrown away shop display stand propped up with pencils, actual toilet roll tubes and some industrial cling-film tube sawed into chunks, and some bracketed shelving the wrong size for them (cos the top two shelves were originally spaced for my Breyer trads which are twice the size, so the Julips have way too much head room!)
Top shelf - HOTY customs I've done myself Second shelf down - HOTY customs by astudyinscarlet, then Originals lookalike models White shelfy thing on the left : HOTY models, some also on the counter below them but those are hidden by a stand of Breyer SM customs, sorry! Brown wooden shelf unit, and the counter in front of it - Originals Top single shelf on the right - more Originals Middle and lower single shelves on the right - vintage Originals The Julip animals are on the little white display stand on top of the cupboard in front (which also usually has a TON of assorted tack and rubbish in that nice empty open space there, but I tidied it all off into a box for the photo!)
This shows a bit clearer how they're arranged : each one has a paper name label blue-tacked in front of them, so if at any point I take them off the shelf, I know where to put them back. This is mostly cos each horse has got a rug, a headcollar and lead rope, a few have other things as well, and any which have won Julip-scale rosettes at live shows have those by their feet - if I didn't label their spaces, I'd never get them back near their own stuff!
I have no idea! Naming that many Julips is only the start, I've got well over a thousand models in total and most of them do have names (you can explore my collection more clearly on my website, if you'd like to nosey through my naming patterns - they're all sorted by brand, scale, finish. There's still a few I need to take photos of, like the bigger felties and odd ones whose older pictures got lost, but the majority of them are up on here now : harecrofthorses.weebly.com/ )