Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Almost wordless Wednesday

According to the adage: The devil is in the details.  That may be true, but when it comes to model horses I prefer:  The genius is in the details.  Here are some of the details that caught my eye at last week's Horses N Hangars Live show in Broomfield, Colorado.
'Tumlinson Ziryab resin by Jennifer Kroll
Williams Matriarch resin by Jennifer Scott


Eberl Mulinette resin by Cindy Williams


Miller Jasmine resin by Sheila Anderson Bishop

Williams Venator resin by Heather Bullach
Williams Venator resin by Heather Bullach
Custom Stone Warmblood by Jennifer Read

Scott Sencillo resin by Sheila Anderson Bishop
Customized Gerhardt Boreas resin by Sheila Anderson Bishop
Scott Sencillo resin by Sheila Anderson Bishop
Customized Breyer Zippo by Pamala Hutton
Customized Breyer Zippo by Pamala Hutton
Williams Valor resin painted by Carol Williams

12 comments:

  1. *sigh*...wish I could collect resins...

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  2. Gosh, that Ziryab's beautiful

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  3. I know! I'm not generally a mohair fan but that model is just beautiful. I love the way Jenn Kroll paints her noses. They always look so soft and squishy! <3

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  4. Babette (the Matriarch by Scott) is my *fave* snowflake appy, ever. Jenn managed to make an ugly color *gorgeous*.

    The rest of the Sheila mule is *to die for* and I am not a mule fan.

    And I love the brand. Love, love, LOVE the brand :D

    BTW - did not go gaga for the Ziryab :D

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  5. I thought the first one was real! they're ALL gorgeous!!

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  6. Husband looks over at the first one and says, "That is a model horse, right?"

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  7. Wow, I thought that first horse was real!! Stunning.

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  8. wow! in the little picture that comes up next to posts in the news feed on my dashboard when i log in, that Ziryab looked real!!! i thought it was pretty then, then i read it was a model!!! STUNNING!!! not sure what the rest of it is like..i'm not a fan of the pregnant tum tum, but the head is to die for!

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  9. How. Do. They. DO. THAT??!? I am blown away by those paint jobs that look like each individual hair went on by hand! Especially the Appys!

    Can I ask a really dumb question? (Total newbie here, I just started out yesterday looking at Purdy farms and still know next to nothing about showing Breyers) Does "resin" = the usual plastic Breyer model? What else do people show?

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  10. RiderWriter--Welcome to the wonderful and highly addictive world of model horses! "Resin" generally refers to models that are sculpted by artists specifically for the model horse market. Typically these do NOT come out of factories like Breyer or Stone, and most editions run between 60 and 200 pieces. Models are usually sold unpainted and prices are all over the map. I don't collect minis so I can't speak to that. Unpainted traditional resins can range from low $100's for foals to over $400 for works by the top artists. Here's a wonderful link to the Equine Resin Directory. Browse at your own risk!

    As for the "how do they do that?" question--some of those hair by hair models are done with paint (the Venator), some with pencils (all the Sheila horses) and I suspect that at least one is etched (paint removed with an X-acto knife). There are so many different ways to achieve the same goal. This hobby is blessed with some amazingly talented people!

    Hope this helps!

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  11. So many hair-by-hair models. So much talent!

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