Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Almost wordless Wednesday

A week ago, I posted a group of performance pictures taken by hobby photographer, Carol Gerhard, in 1995.  At the time, I thought they provided a nice sampling of her work.  However, after reading some of the comments, I realized I was mistaken.  To fully understand the depth of Carol's talent (and tack box!), one would have to view some of her traditional scale set-ups.  

Fortunately, my box of hobby ephemera includes more than just box manuals and catalog pages.  I also have several full sets of Carol Gerhard photos featuring (someone else's) traditional scale models.  I've scanned some of my favorites to share with you today.  Enjoy!
Barrel Racing--"waiting to start"
Western Games--Crawl Through Barrel
Rodeo Grand Entry
Hunter Under Saddle
Natural Trail
Reined Cowhorse
Sidesaddle Hunter
Team Penning
Barrel Racing


  1. Holy cow, these are terrific! WOW! She gets the light and shadows and scale juuuuust right, not to mention the rider positioning and of course the tack. Way cool! I think my favorites are the Rodeo Grand Entry and the Team Penning, because they were so complicated, although I also love Lunging and Sidesaddle Hunter (I adore that model, he's on my "must acquire" list). Clever horsie to go from rodeo to hunters, I might add! :-)

  2. The Endurance one is my fav. These are so good - I remember seeing the ads advertising these services in the JAH magazines. It's cool to look at the real product.

  3. I love how much she was able to do with Gem Twist might need to snag me a body and do a new cm on him :)

  4. It was really deceiving posting all those pictures of Dragon Tales first. They made it look like Carol didn't use dolls, and she most certainly did! It's worth noting, too, that all these dolls are Mego's or old Breyers, both of which are harder to position than the current Breyer riders. Carol put a lot of work and attention to detail into her pictures. I'm pleased to have such a nice selection of her photos in my hobby museum!