We've all made it to February, after a long, dark and very soggy January. February brings the promise of longer days, spring and hopefully some sunshine, together with fun and exciting things. Plus February features Pancake Day, so we mustn't grumble! (Mmmmm, sugar and lemon... or nutella?)
Firstly, I know that the wait to purchase Copperfox Model seems a very long way away. It's not that far, I promise. In my diary it looks awfully close but then again I see several weeks on one page. My diary (right) looks like some crazy person has stuck loads of notes on it (oh yes, that's me!!). I think i should buy shares in Post-It notes as I go through so many of the little sticky monsters! (the little ones are my favourite!)
We are aiming for the whole herd of Copperfox models (all 10 models) to go onto pre-sale online at the end of March. Copperfox Models (all 11 models) will be also available at tour stops. Attendees to the Yorkshire and Shropshire stops will be the first people to be able purchase models in person (woohoo!!). I will update you more on the specifics of the models going on sale and things, together with pricing in plenty of time before everything goes live.... and that kind of leads me into the next topic.
Every week, from the week starting the 15 February, we will be officially be unveiling the Copperfox Models. From pictures of the plastic models to their story, pricing and behind the scenes snippets, we will present to you the official Copperfox herd. This will give you the chance to see all the models in detail before they go onto pre-sale and also show you all the models that will be available. As a sneaky bit of information, there are 4 colourways on the Welsh model (including Bertie), 3 on the Connemara Pony and 2 each on both the Exmoor Pony and Irish Sports Horse moulds. I'll also be able to show your our A-M-A-Z-I-N-G boxes for each of the models. They are superb!
So, stay tuned for details trotting into your inboxes, newsfeeds and social streams very soon.
Until this grand unveiling, I thought it would be fun to do something enjoyable whilst we wait; a light hearted challenge that we can all do together, try something new and just, well, do something different. Hopefully by now you will have got the impression that we do things a little differently and are not like a "normal" company (although what is normal? Hmmm?) We like to have fun and like more importantly passing that fun on, so, I present the Copperfox 10 day Challenge!
Taking inspiration from the many 30 day challenges found on Pinterest (truly the best App ever invented), there is one challenge each day. We are going to do a 10 day Challenge and see how it goes- maybe in the future we can do a 30 day one?
Copperfox 10 Day Challenge:
Day 1: Inspiration Day (#CDCDay1)
An easy start to our challenge! Find something that inspires you. It could be a picture of an unusual colour of horse that you would like to turn into a model, a how-to tutorial video or a piece in your favourite magazine about collecting things that you love. Or it could be a song, film, piece of poetry- whatever it is, find something that gets your creativity going!
Day 2: Name your model or barn (#CDCDay2)
Have a go at naming the most recent addition to your herd by giving them a show name, stable name and pet name. As further ideas, why not do the same for your barn or stable yard and then make a barn tour video?
Day 3: Be a Model Horse (#CDCday3)
Imagine yourself as a model horse. What colour would you be? What mould would you be created on? What scale?
Day 4: Your Favourite Model Horse Picture (#CDCday4)
What is your most favourite model horse picture? Maybe you already have one or maybe you can create a new one?
Day 5: Create something for your models or try a new skill (#CDCDay6)
The model horse hobby is full of things to create bothfor your models or using your models. Today's the day to be brave and have a go at creating that jump for your models or to have a go at painting your horses hooves.
Day 6: Find a new artist/sculptor/tackmaker that you don't already know about (#CDCday5)
Today's challenge is about finding something new. Trot onto the Internet and find the work of a new artist, sculptor, tack maker, hobbyist- anyone within the model horse hobby that you don't know about... yet!
Day 7: Share your favourite piece in your model horse collection (#CDCDay7)
What is that piece in your collection that you would never part with? It is the first model you owned, a customised model or a piece of hand crafted tack?
Day 8: Join a Model Horse Group, Forum or Club (#CDCDay8)
There are so many fabulous groups, forums and clubs out there both online and offline to join, all over the world. Joining a group (or forum or club) is a way to chat to other like minded individuals about your models, to share ideas and be part of the community that has the same interest as you.
Day 9: Plan to go to a live show or enter a photo show (#CDCDay9)
A bigger challenge for today! Find out what live shows are in your area and plan to attend one. Live Show is one of the best parts of the model horse hobby and the best way to experience them is to have a go. Alternatively, find a photo show online and enter a picture.
Day 10: Imagine a story or create a character (#CDCDay10)
If your model horses came to life, what would they do? What adventures would they go on? Pick one of your models and create a mini story, storyboard/comic or images of your models as real life horses, characters or personalities.
How to get involved:
It's simple! Start the challenge whenever you wish- we are starting on the 3rd February 2016- and each day complete a different challenge. Interpret the challenge in any way you would like (for example, for day 1 you could share your most inspirational model horse blog). Remember it is supposed to be fun, so please do not worry if you miss a day, want to skip a challenge or do one twice. It's all about having fun with your models, learning something new and sharing our experiences.
If you want to share a picture, review or video of your experience of that challenge, simply use the hashtag alongside each day (for example for Day 2 the hashtag is #CFCday2). Everyday we will share pictures/videos/reviews of your challenges from each day by searching for each daily hashtag (the power of technology these days!) and then share them across our social media channels. Lots of sharing going on :)
Have fun and keep an eye on our social media channels for our experiences during the 10 day challenge- and of course, more information about the unveiling of the Copperfox herd. #feelingcopperfoxed
- Becky :)
Challenge Disclaimer (the boring bit):
This challenge is fun and everyone who takes part is responsible for their own welfare, safely and wellbeing. For example, if trying a new skill on Day 6, please be careful with scissors. Copperfox Models has no responsibility for individuals in any shape or form. Sorry to be boring, but just have to mention these sorts of things!