I'm trying to help a friend find the Complete Set of 4 of the 1983ish Breyer's Black Beauty Set. She wants to buy it for her daughter for a Christmas present. Pleas if you have it and would like to sell it, let me know. Thank you so much. Even if you just have 3 of the set, Please just let me know what you have, and the price.
Every Breyer model starts with an artist’s rendering. Various artists, either staff or commissioned, sculpt the first rendering of each model. Then, Breyer casts a mold out of a mix of copper and steel. That mold is then injected and dried according to the material used. Breyer uses ceramic, cellulose acetate, or other resins to create each model. There’s no mass production, each model is created one at a time, using the same copper/steel mold.
Tips for Picking a Box
Don't just grab any old box out of the closet. Likewise, don't just assume that any cardboard box you buy is sturdy enough. You'll want to find a box that is solid, with rigid corners. Make sure the box has plenty of room for packing material to pad your horse's journey. Once packed, the model should have no room to shift or move, with plenty of padding between the model and box edges. If the corners of the box are not reinforced, be sure to add extra packing in the corners, as these are the biggest culprits for causing breakage.
Is anyone else planning on attending BreyerFest in June 2012? Have you all seen the Celebration Horse for this year? Since the theme of this year's BreyerFest is British invasion, they picked the breed best known for carrying the Queen's drums. It's one of my favorite breeds – the Drum Horse. Specifically, it's modeled after Mariah's Boon, an American Drum Horse from Moonlit Acre in Florida.
I treasured Clyde, but he wasn't enough. For months I saved up my allowance to add some stable mates for him. Every trip to the hobby shop, I would stand and drool over the Mare (#83) and her foal (#84.) I just needed a few more weeks of my whopping $.50 a week allowance to get the foal and then, his mama. After all, back then the smaller horses were much closer to a grade schooler's meager budget. In the meantime, I would clutch my little Clyde, feeling the curves of his flanks, as I daydreamed of one day having a real horse.
Flash forward a few years. Now I own a farm big enough for more than a few dozen real-life Clydes. Unfortunately, I'm not much bigger than my 1970s self, so riding a huge draft horse would be a comical sight. However, I do have my sights on a gorgeous pair of Halflinger draft ponies. Oh, and this beautiful registered Paint. And then there's that Tennessee Walker and buggy I've always dreamed of since my long-gone bell bottom days.
I'm sorry I'm not trying to run any of you guys out of buyers but I found a place that sells breyers cheap. They aren't the very old valluables I don't think. You have probably already heard of them Its geddies toys! It's great! I am surprised that the tack is more exspensive. Its probably because its real leather. They have classic traditional and stablemates.