I realized I hadn't posted on this since the end of summer and now that where I live has received its first dusting of snow for the season, I might as well give a bit of an update. That, and my mailman has been busy delivering packages for me lately that all contain plastic pony goodness.
For starters, my Tinkerbell, Tiny, and Gabriel resins have all returned freshly painted from Angelica Nelson and they look amazing!
hands on one seemed nearly impossible at the start. I knew my only option to buy one was online. The only brick & mortar store near me said they had no plans on ordering him (no surprise there, they only order new Breyer stock once a year and it's usually before the fall SRs are even announced). So I turned to pick ups and one person kindly said they'd do it once their store got them in stock. The entire shipment of Markus seemed delayed for many and after a few months I asked if I could cancel the pick up due to a dealer contacting me about doing a partial trade. I would much rather do a trade than pay the $70 he was going to cost and luckily my original pick up person was grateful for my cancellation since they were overwhelmed with others and their store still hadn't gotten any Markuses in.
saddle shop I thought I hadn't ordered from. D'oh! Two Markuses (and two dents to my wallet) were now mine. I compared both when they arrived and neither are exactly what I call show quality (which, unfortunately, seems common with this run) but I picked the better of the two and the other one is already up on ebay. In any case, I finally ended up with a Markus after a few months of issues and he is quite a hunk after all was said and done.
Anyways, that's all I've got for now. The only other model I'm waiting for is my Adib from Josine Vingerling, and after that I'm going to try to keep things quiet for the rest of the year. I've got a busy winter planned and won't have much time for model horses, and quite honestly my bank account could use a bit of a break!