Now that one right there is one I would absolutely LOVE to own. I'm with you on the hunter braids thing! I would like him as well as what I'd call my dream model: a cantering dapple grey TB, w/ hunter braids. I have NO idea where to find such models (is this Paint one of yours? I esp. like his confo and musculature), though. I've looked through at least 10 pages so far on one of the major sales forums without seeing anything I liked as much as THIS, or my grey TB. What would you suggest?
This is a cold painted China model. I bought him on eBay many years ago. The body is a Lakeshore Collection Marshall. I think he's lovely, but honestly he doesn't get out much. The whole China thing kind of scares me. I don't worry about breaking my resins because I know how to fix them, but China's *shatter*...eBay is always a good source for models and I am (much too) fond of Model Horse $ales Pages. Most of my models come to me via trades, and I have been in the hobby a long, long time so I do have sort of an interesting and random type of collection. Mainly I collect resins but it hasn't always been that way, and there are a fair amount of horses like this who don't really represent my usual choices.
Oh, boy, you don't need to tell me about China: I am looking right now at my beautiful mother-and-foal Palomino sculptures that I got as a kid. They did not fare well being played with, to say the least. Baby is propped against Mama since he only has three legs left. All eight legs had to be fixed, some more than once, by my long-suffering Dad! :-) But no wonder I thought the Paint was special. I've been trolling those sale pages already. So far only thing I could afford that I really like is a grey OF Pacer, to replace my MIA dark one. We'll see!
If you want, I could send you a box of Breyers to jumpstart your collection. Granted, none of them are minty-mint or particularly valuable, but there's nothing particularly wrong with them either. I'd just like to reclaim the space... Email me at email@example.com if you're interested!
Just wanted to let you know that I did email you the other day... :-) I know you've had your hands full this week. Hope you have had time to get over and visit with your dappled beauty!
Omg! I need a Lakeshore! I've been wanting one for ages!