Friday, June 29, 2018


Nine years ago, Tiffany Purdy chopped up a Breyer Family Arabian Mare...
turned it into a camel.
A year later, she made a mold of the camel and used it to cast another one in resin.
The new camel was sold as part of her stunning 2010 NAN auction donation.
I don't really do the whole "Holy Grail" thing, but if I did, Tiffany's camel would be right at the top of the list. I have spent years coveting this camel.
Today, the mailman delivered a big box to my door.
Holy crap! It's Iamafam!
She is so big and so cool.
Talk about an extreme custom, the only original Breyer plastic left is her eyes!
I still can't believe that happened. Thank you so much, Tiffany. I will treasure her forever!


  1. Hahah OMG that first and second picture are priceless!

    1. I had to do some digging to come up with those. Totally worth it.

  2. Good Trad camels are rare. This is a great story, and Tiffany is very generous!
    I did a blog post on an almost-camel, in March of 2014.

  3. Trisha Forsyth released a gorgeous traditional scale camel resin at the end of last year. I really want one, and that's what I was thinking of when I wrote "P.S. I am hoping for a camel!: at the end of The year of other animals post.

    I still want that one, too, but Iamafam is better.


  4. Really nice of Tiffany. Beautiful camel. I'm in the middle of making a costume for one of Trisha's camels. They are huge! But so neat. Congratulations to both of you