Georg

Georg, the 3rd release in the 2019 Premier Club, arrived early this week.

He is a Rhenish German Coldblood stallion sculpted by Brigitte Eberl.

I’m really, really happy with the color of mine. Usually the Premier models have flashier, more complicated coat patterns, so it’s refreshing to see a solid color instead.

He’s a little derpy looking from the front…

But he has a very sweet face and a gentle expression. ❤

His dapples are nice too. I’m not sure if Breyer’s using a new technique or not, but the dappling seems to be consistently nice throughout the run. (at least from what I’ve seen, anyway!)

It’s not without some imperfections though… mine has a squiggly “S” shaped dapple on his show side. I actually busted up laughing when I noticed it. It inspired an S name anyway… Samwise, from Lord of the Rings. 😄

I’m really pleased with him though, and am happy to see another draft sculpture in Breyer’s lineup. He’s going to look so good in different colors!

All 2019 horses together:

For Sale: New Saddlebags

Two sets of saddlebags were finished up this week:

Even with a simplified pattern, these things are tedious to make, which is probably why I’ve put off making more all year. (sorry 😦 )

I liked the last version I made well enough, but still felt that some things needed to be improved. I was eager to see how adding the plastic buckles would look, and am really happy with the end result. These are much closer to how I originally wanted to make them years ago.

The ribbon adds a little more strength to the bag, and I’ve added a small felt piece in the bottom to help that as well.

I added a lining to the back (this is faux suede, with the wrong side facing out) after debating about it for a while. I’ve also been trying to remember to attach labels to my work, since I can’t sign pieces like these.

These two are up for auction on Model Horse Place: RED & GREEN

Happy Halloween!