Breyerfest 2016 Horses!

My box of Breyerfest horses arrived, all safe and sound thank goodness! A box from my friend arrived on the same day, containing this adorable classic (Ariat 2007 limited editon) She has really beautiful shading such a sweet face!



I’ll start off with my first special run time. I was ticket number 67, and they pulled 110, so I was WAY back in the line. I was certain my first two picks, the Samba Surprise and Bozeman would be long gone, as my time was also at the end of the day. To my surprise… I got them!!! 😀

Bozeman is such a beauty, Breyer did a magnificinet job of his roaning and even put pinking on his whites. His eyes are so cute, just a stunning model overall. Mine has no issues at all!


Next up is my Samba Surprise. Mine is the rarest realistic colour, second rarest overall and is limited to 627! He has very nice dapples and gorgeous eyes, and again no major flaws woohoo!


My second special run time was one of my favourite memories of Breyerfest! I again was number 67, and they pulled… Number 67!!!!!! I was so surprised, and it was so special to be first in line! I may have shrieked a little lol. I honestly can’t believe they pulled my number out of everyone’s tickets 😀

I got Mamacita y Chico and Sheila,  my third and fourth picks. Mamacita is stunning, and the sculpt is so beautiful and feminine. She has lovely subtle dapples and shading!


Chico is such a sweet little thing! They’re both sooty buckskins but of course Chico is very light as he’s a baby 💕 I’m so happy I got this set and am able to have them in my collection 🙂



Sheila is beautiful, a very nicely shaded chestnut. I didn’t like her markings at first, but now they’ve grown on me and give her a lot more character. The mold is really nice and she has an adorable expression! 


My last special run was Namid, I bought her on Sunday when they were doing the free-for-all! They actually did a half matte and half glossy on her, which was cool! My mum bought her for me (I bought the rest of my horses🙂) and I got matte, which I’m very happy with! The halter was given to me by a lovely little girl, and doesn’t it suit her? 


From the Mercado I bought Copabanca and Chiquita, and also got a t-shirt! Copabanca is very unique and done very nicely, and Chiquita is also well done and ADORABLE! I also purchased Amapa, the single day stablemate.

I only bought one store special, Diablo DC as I wasn’t a massive fan of Dag Dia. I was pleasantly surprised that they still had Diablo in stock, so I picked one with subtle dapples and nice eyes! He is absolutely stunning ❤️

Backtracking a little, the Clarion was an incredible experience amd I got some great deals! On Thursday I bought 2 more stablemate TWH’s for my conga (now at 10, yay!), A King’s Mount Breyer resin, a PS Pony, Oleary and Windtalker💙 


The Peter Stone pony is Wolfman’s Classic, a model that has lots of variations. I got the gelding with one blue eye and the belly spot, and I’m in love with him!


I had arranged to buy Oleary a few days before Breyerfest from someone on Instagram. I’ve wanted Oleary since I first started collecting Breyers, and I’m so thrilled to finally have him! He has some scratches and marks, but nothing major or very noticeable. Last night I made him a halter, dark green with light green crystals.

 
I made the decision to conga the Smarty Jones mold after I bought Windtalker. He was the first traditional horse I bought at Breyerfest, and I got him for a steal! He has a few little scratches but no overspray whatsoever on his markings, and a gorgeous blue eye!


I went back to the Clarion on Friday night for the Instagram meet, and met some really nice people! Afterwards I walked into a room, just browsing, and I saw Sato and Rushmore! Sato had been on my list and was a decent price, so I was going to buy him but before I could get him another girl bought him. I decided to buy Rushmore instead, and a girl reached up and pulled him off the shelf. She looked at him and put him back, so I grabbed him as fast as I could! I thought she put him back because he was too expensive or had some flaws, but I checked his price and it was half of what I expected!!! He had no major flaws and I’m incredibly glad to have him and bring my conga up to four!


The celebration horse is very nice, but so skinny! He isheavily dappled  and has interesting eyes, plus a pearly finish which is quite pretty.


At Breyerfest I bought some stablemates, the Competing at the Games set, some foals for $1 each, a TB foal for $3, American Pharoah and a beautifully shaded running TB for $2! 

My Best Buy from Breyerfest was when I went to the Clarion on Sunday and looked for a final horse to buy. I didn’t see anything I really wanted, as I was looking for another Stone. I went into the Black Horse Ranch room and looked around. I was just about to leave when I decided to have one more look, and saw a chestnut Old Mold Morgan sitting on a shelf. His price tag said 15, and I snatched him off the shelf and checked him over. He was absolutely flawless and I’m not kidding, I skipped over to the cashier and paid for him! I ended up paying $10 as they had a sale 😊😀 It was a great way to end Breyerfest! I’ll post another post about Breyerfest later 🙂

Custom #4

 Last one! This is Signo de Exclamación, which means exclamation mark in Spanish. I named him this because of his facial marking, which was actually a mistake but a mistake I’m now in love with! His plain black with a slightly lighter mane and tail, and grey hooves. He has one very pale blue eye and a brown eye.   

    
    
  

 

Custom #3

This guy is actually a paint-over, not a full custom but he definitely took a while! 😆

I painted on Native American war horse markings, and followed this photo, so they are accurate. I didn’t use all of them, just a few. 🙂 

 

His name is Chitto, which means brave in the Native American language called Creek.

I’m so happy with all his markings, especially the ring around his eye and the handprint!

     

 
     

     
    
  

Custom #2

Meet Atlas! Atlas is a pure black Andalusian stallion, with brown eyes and no white. I’m really thrilled with this boy, his paint is nice and smooth, and he looks like a horse I saw a few years ago at El Caballo Blanco, a show with performing Andalusians. 

 This is the poster that was the inspiration for Atlas! 
   
    

   

  

    
    
 

Customs!

I have some new customs that I haven’t posted yet on CWS! First up is CWS Phantom of the Opera. He is a piebald Gypsy Vanner, with three socks, hoof stripes, a brown eye and a blue eye. He has a white marking on his face that I painted to look like the mask the Phantom wore! I also painted his coat to make it look fluffy, like it would be in winter. He’s certainly not perfect, but I love him!

            
    
   

Horse Crazy Stablemates Review!

  

Molds: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Breyer have chosen, in my opinion, some very popular SM molds for the horse crazy stablemates! From left to right; the G3 Walking Arabian, the G3 Cantering Warmblood, the G3 Tennessee Walking Horse (my personal favourite mold and horse in the Horse Crazy series), the G3 Belgian, and the G2 American Saddlebred. There is also the G3 Mustang, in translucent purple, but I haven’t got him yet.

Colours: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really like the colours Breyer has chosen for the Horse Crazy stablemates! From left to right; frosted light purple, frosted pink, translucent pink, frosted blue, and frosted mint green. I personally would have preferred if Breyer had made three frosted colours, and three translucent, instead of four frosted and two translucent horses. All of them have a silvery glitter mane and tail, which is a nice touch and differentiates the mane and tail from the rest of the body colour. 

Photography Potential: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’m actually giving these guys a higher score than I thought I would, because I show them on IMEHA (International Model Equine Horse Association) and they tend to do very well in the decorator classes! Obviously, they wouldn’t look the most realistic in a field, but when photographed against white paper or neutral they look very striking!

   
   

  
    
  

Other Christmas Horses

Christmas this year has brought some very gorgeous horses, along with other generous gifts!! Before I introduce you all to the new guys, I’d just like to say a massive THANK YOU to my Mum, Nana, and my amazing friend who has added many horses to my collection! ☺️

I got three Schleichs; the Advent Calender Friesian and the Fjord Mare and foal!

 The Friesian is called CWS The King’s Ransom, or Ransom for short.

       
 The Fjord mare is called CWS Mild Jente, which means gentle girl in Norwegian. Her barn name is Jente. 

 CWS Sommer Orkide, or Orkide for short, is Jente’s foal. (Her name means Summer Orchid in Norwegian, betcha didn’t see that coming!)

 

This Papo Arabian was a complete surprise, she’s so gorgeous and she has a really lovely face! She needs a name, preferably something Arabian:)

  
I also got three Breyer Stablemates, two Horse Crazy decorators (which are so cute and sparkly!!) 

    
 Just need the translucent Mustang now!

 And a re-release Varnish Roan warm blood who came with a rider, tack and jump!! They all need names, and for the Varnish Roan’s name, maybe something to do with copying? 

   
Last but CERTAINLY not least, my friend gave me three gorgeous Beswick foals! I was so happy, because I really like China horses! I am so thankful for these two beauties!