|December 7, 2016||Posted by aidanstoytrove under Model Horse|
The Breyer Stablemate Club Django is at long last available for order! This horse is the reason that I joined the 2016 Stablemate Club. To say that I love Josine Vingerling’s work would be a huge understatement. In fact, I have an Alborozo with Josine being painted to one of her trademark dapple greys. I’m very excited for this one too! Django is a brand new sculpt by Josine Vingerling. On top of being a top notch painter, she is a talented sculptor. Some of her most popular resin sculpts have been Baroque breeds. Just like Django! Django is a bay pinto Friesian cross. Part of me wishes that Breyer would have just left him black but you won’t hear me complaining.
Who was your favorite 2016 Stablemates Club Horse? Will you be joining the 2017 Stablemates Club?
The 6th and final Model in the 2016 Stablemates Collector
Meet Django! Sculpture and decoration design by Josine Vingerling, exclusively for members of the 2016 Breyer Stablemates Collectors Club! This lovely Friesian cross is a beautiful mahogany bay tobiano pinto and will be an exciting new addition to your Stablemates collection.
For those of you wondering, yes, I will have a couple of Django’s available for sale but I have not priced them yet. Please inquire privately email@example.com if interested.
|December 6, 2016||Model Horse|
Breyer posted a surprise Web Special Run this morning. His name was Olaf and he was the Texas Longhorn mold in a glossy shaded alabaster. This fellow is now officially sold out. I believe that he sold out in less than 3 hours. Yowza! Breyer’s bulls have always been popular both with Breyer horse collectors and non collectors. I anticipated a sell out on Olaf but I didn’t think he would sell out as quickly as he did. Breyer is discontinuing their 1732 Cow Family set at the end of the year. Between this and the popularity of Olaf, I […]
|December 6, 2016||Model Horse|
It’s finally here! The much anticipated surprise Breyer Special Run that we have been so patiently (or impatiently) waiting for! Meet Olaf. He is a glossy white Texas Longhorn Bull. His color reminds me of the Web Special Microrun Moose Ghost but with more shading. Olaf is limited to 350 pieces and is being offered on a first come first serve basis, limit 1 per order. His price is $145 + $17.50 shipping. Here is what Breyer has to say about Olaf: Special Edition Texas Longhorn Bull! Beautiful Olaf has delicate body shading, tan hooves, subtle growth ring shading on […]
|December 5, 2016||Model Horse|
This weekend was a whirlwind of packing. We shipped 10 boxes out on Saturday and another 17 boxes out on Monday! While processing website orders, we discovered a glitch with how shipping was being calculated for customers. Some domestic zip codes were calculating shipping too high. This was corrected and a partial refund was issued where appropriate. We use WordPress and WooCommerce to power our website and store. This is very cost effective but is much trickier to configure than some premium shopping platforms like Shopify. We have been struggling to configure shipping to calculate using both the shipping […]
|December 4, 2016||Model Horse|
Gracious, I’ve been so busy packing and listing that I completely forgot about 2 outstanding auctions that are ending tonight on eBay. The first is the very rare Breyer 39 Spot – Glossy Grey Appaloosa Proud Arabian Foal. His auction ends at 6:30PM PST (tonight.) The other is a lovely Breyer Custom Ruffian named Flame On. Her auction ends at 6:14PM PST (tonight.) You can see my original blog post about this unique custom below. Thanks to a helpful fellow hobbyist, I was able to credit her artist Dawn Duva for the splendid work that she […]
|December 3, 2016||Posted by aidanstoytrove under Model Horse|
When Breyer first posted Coeur de Lion, I sat on my hands and waited to order. I wasn’t able to resist his glossy goodness and ended up ordering a couple of them. My only regret is not buying more! Coeur de Lion was a 2016 Fall Web Special Run. He was first available only to Collector’s Club members and was limited to 2 per order. Later, the leftovers were opened to the public and he was gone in a flash. I believe that Coeur de Lion sold out in less than 2 months. http://www.breyerhorses.com/coeur-de-lion
The Breyer 712205 Coeur de Lion is on the Classics Terrang mold. He is a gorgeous glossy dunalino blanket appaloosa. He has primitive leg barring on his legs and smooth as glass high gloss finish. He came with a generic Breyer hangtag and a mail order box. From the Coeur de Lions that I have personally seen, the mold detailing is remarkably crisp. It’s not perfect but it’s much better than the the Classic Arabian Mare who’s detail has softened greatly over the years. His paint job is very nice. Mine have a few goobers in the gloss but no major paint flaws. Coeur de Lion’s paint job is very similar to the popular Breyer 2012 Flagship Special Run 760250 Lionheart that was released on the Esprit mold.
Breyer’s Terrang mold is nearly identical to Hagen Renaker’s Terrang sculpt. Decades ago, Breyer leased the rights to use various molds from Hagen Renaker. In more recent years, Breyer was not able to use Hagen Renaker’s molds. This included the Proud Arabian Mare and the Classic Racehorses and some others that I’m sure that I am forgetting. In the past couple of years, Breyer has been releasing these old Love molds in limited numbers. I’m not sure if these are left over blanks that Breyer is painting up or if Breyer again leased the rights to some of the Lovely (get it?!) old molds.
Previous Breyer Maureen Love Web Special Runs
In 2014 Breyer released the Web Special Run 711997 Cosette. She is the Classic Arabian Mare Mold which was also sculpted by Maureen Love for Hagen Renaker. She is a beautifully shaded chestnut tobiano pinto that was designed by Tom Bainbridge. Her color is breathtaking.
In 2015 Breyer released the Web Special Run 712162 Julien and Sophia. They are the Classic Arabian Stallion and Classic Arabian Foal molds which were also sculpted by Maureen Love for Hagen Renaker. Like Cosette, their paint jobs were designed by Tom Bainbridge. This was a beautiful set but in my opinion, the run lacked quality control. I ordered several of this set and I only kept a few of them as they were so heavily flawed.