Monday, November 9, 2020

Give me an "O"


There are some hobbyists who start with one type of model and never change course. Not me. I've gone through a lot of phases in my forty plus years of collecting. I began with a mix of everything the 1970's had to offer - Marx Best of the West horses, Hartlands and Breyers. Breyers ruled the 1980's and early 1990's. By the end of that decade, however, I was starting to branch out. Artist resins and customs were still a little beyond my reach, but Black Horse Ranch models and North Lights started to appear on my shelves. And Peter Stone models. For a while, there were a lot of Stones.

This one is the Jumper. If memory serves correctly, she was a Chris Hess sculpt that was finished/modernized by D'Arry Jone Frank. 
She's not a perfect piece, but she's a lot nicer than the old Breyer jumper, and this hunter girl couldn't wait to get my hands on her. I traded a small pile of tack for this one and named her Over the Waterfall.
I was a little disappointed when she arrived. Her color - which had been described as dark dapple grey - was really dark, a little metallic and not completely realistic.
I kept her anyway, but ended up buying a different Jumper to be my performance horse.
I named this one Hologram. She got her own custom stand and had a reasonably successful photo show career in the early 2000's.
I still think she's neat.
In fact, I think I'm going to tack her up and take a few new photos for Anne's Field of Dolls Online Show.

On to the next letter, P!

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