Posts Tagged ‘Breyer’

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. โค

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. ๐Ÿ˜„

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:

Read Full Post »

Lucien

Lucien, Breyer’s fall 2019 Collector Club horse, arrived this week.

I’ve been keeping an eye out for this one ever since he was revealed at BreyerFest this year. I’m also glad he’s available to all CC members instead of a limited SR you’d have to be drawn for.

Another pinto? Yes please, I’m totally ok with that. ๐Ÿ˜

As far as I know, he is still available on Breyer’s website, but who knows for how long. You do have to be a member of the Collector Club to purchase him though.

Read Full Post »

Last year Breyer had me design a prototype for a set of show drapes to fit their wood barns. It’s taken me the majority of the year, but now I finally have these in hand, and I’m so excited!!

I got two, one to keep in box and one to set up because I know I wouldn’t be able to stand it otherwise.

Here’s everything freed from the packaging. The drapes were actually sewn to the box, so I ended up using my seam ripper to carefully remove them. All the pieces were really anchored in there!

Here’s the tack trunk cover. I don’t have one of Breyer’s trunks but it fits my custom one, which is very close in size. I think I picked it up from Michael’s years and years ago, and I’ve seen similar for sale at Joann’s and Hobby Lobby.

I didn’t have any say in the other accessories, but they’re super cute. You get a wood bench, and two potted plants. I can see them being used with a jump too.

The ribbons are printed on cardboard cutouts, with a folded edge to hang over the drapes. I do have a tutorial on how to make custom show ribbons here, and I’m hoping to update it in the near future, so keep an eye out for that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And the drapes themselves, on the barn!

The set comes with three wood dowels and two metal tubes they can slide into. To fit the large barn, connect all three dowels with the tubes, and for the smaller two stall barn, only connect two. The drapes slide on like curtains. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mine are slightly too long for the large barn, so there’s a bit of bowing in the middle. That’s an easy fix with some trimming or sanding though.

My overall opinion? I am super impressed. There were some things that were changed from my original design, but they make sense with mass production in mind. These are very, very close to the prototypes, and I’m so happy with how they came out in the end!

This is a limited edition for 2019, and will be retiring at the end of the year. If you’re interested in picking up a set, don’t wait too much longer! ๐Ÿ™‚

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »