For starters, my Tinkerbell, Tiny, and Gabriel resins have all returned freshly painted from Angelica Nelson and they look amazing!
Tinkerbell in particular is quite the stunner, but all three of them came out perfectly and I couldn't be happier with them. I am sure they will do very well when shows start coming up again in the spring. In the mean time, I'll likely be entering them in some photo shows to at least get a bit of a taste of their potential. All three of them have their photos added to my collection pages for viewing.
Another new arrival, actually doubly so, was Markus, the 2017 Brick & Mortar special run. Since I was compelled to conga the shire gelding mold and have Shannondell and Vahana already, naturally I had to have Markus, too. Unfortunately, so did everyone else it seemed! Getting my
Unfortunately, the partial trade didn't work out either. Breyer only sent the dealer half of their order and they had to prioritize paid-for orders first so no Markus for me there. I turned towards scouring the internet for old farm and tack stores across the country that, on occasion, will put up these kind of special runs and offer shipping without jacking up the price. A rare thing to find, but if you dig enough you might uncover one. And I did at a saddle shop and promptly paid for one... and then nothing happened. The charge did not go through my bank account and after a couple weeks I figured that they either just didn't have any to send me, didn't actually check the site's online orders, or who knows what else.
Fast forward to a week ago or so, I found another kind person doing pick ups who didn't charge an insane amount and bought a Markus through them. They sent promptly and apparently at the same time, so did the
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!