Today was spent doing the preliminaries to the Trapper kit by AuthorSculpt Miniatures. The little sanding of the joints before joining with epoxy....sanding a couple of rough spots on the horse's rump......attaching the arms to the Trapper prior to spraying with primer. Now the horse sits waiting for the Magic-Sculpt to harden where I applied a small amount over the horse joint on the rear top of the horse and a small area on the belly. Over the years since I have had the internet and access I have saved any images of Mountain Men / Trappers / Native Americans that I came accross while doing research through Google. Here are some of the reference images I will be using for painting the Trapper. Above is one of my favorite prints that I have hanging in my den. Its by the artist David Wright. With the 2 beaver pelts included in the kit I pulled from my reference folder a couple of images of a beaver and a stretched pelt. I will also be using several books for reference in both historical text and photographs: Paul Calle - An Artist Journey, by Mill Pond Press My wife gave me a copy of this book last year for Christmas. A real "must have" for anyone painting alot of Mountain Men. The Art of James Bama, published by Bantam Books Another great book for worn leathers, aging of people of the Old West. The Mountain Men, by George Laycock, published by Outdoor Life There are many more images and books I will use and have here by my desk but the above are the main books I will keep on the corner of the desk.