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Custom Finish Breyers

When it come to Breyers, the custom finish horses are my true passion.  They are the perfect blend of the sentimental Breyers from my childhood mixed with fine art to create a model horse that looks exactly like its living counter part.  I have immensely enjoyed watching the evolution of custom finish horses.  My first RRH (Repaint/Remake/Hair) was Lucky Lady.  She was a Breyer Clydesdale Mare that had her mane, tail and leg feathers replaced with mohair.  She was painted a vibrant red bay with a sabino spot on her belly.  Lucky Lady was customized in 1988.  During my childhood, I showed Lucky Lady to many wins (yes there are model horse shows!)  Sadly, she was destroyed due to improper storage but she will always hold a special place in my heart.  It has been fascinating to watch the evolution of customizing over the years.  The horses that the hobby’s top artists produce is nothing short of fine art.  In photographs it can be almost impossible to distinguish a model horse from a real horse.  Josine Vingerling is one of the many talented artists able to achieve such perfection in her finish work.  You can visit her website at http://vingerling.blogspot.com/  Take the time to look through her pictures and I guarantee that you will be impressed with her artwork.

I have listed to Ebay a Breyer Custom Stablemate G1 Arabian Stallion painted by Josine Vingerling.  His auction ends on Tuesday May 20th.  There is an incredible amount of detail packed into this tiny horse.  He was created in 2002 and is a great piece of hobby history.  Even if you don’t intend to bid, take the time to look at his pictures.  He’s really something special 🙂



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