Sunday, 25 December 2016

Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh

Check out the Christmas day special runs from Breyer!



Thursday, 22 December 2016

Cypress

It appears that next year is year of the Croi!

Check out the 'special' vintage club model (this is the one you can choose to purchase if you wish).

Definitely getting this girl :) So happy I rejoined the Vintage club for next year, the horses look beautiful.

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

2017 Flagship Model

Well we knew it was going to be a pinto Croi but pictures finally emerged yesterday of next year's Flagship model.

Isn't she just gorgeous? I'm going to have to get one of these in from the US I think :D

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Black Schleich Black Forest

Weird title...

Anyway this pretty little guy was finished off today. Yes I know he's another black but he has such a rich coat and the colour does kinda suit him.

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Just look how much depth there is to that black, he's just gorgeous!

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Monday, 19 December 2016

Look Who Is Finally Finished!

Yep! This guy is finally finished complete with stallion halter

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O and look we are having some lighting success at last! I have made new camera and new flash work together in harmony to make a dun horse not look yellow

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Yea OK so this was less successful...

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But this a bit better

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And look he has a little friend as well

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Both will be listed on the website shortly I promise! I'm so behind on listing things it's ridiculous.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Cross Country Jump Tutorial

I did this tutorial on Instagram (mainly because I left my camera at my mums house) but you can also now find it on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/chestnutridgemodels/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154236520616482

It will show you how to simply adapt the Breyer Cross Country Jump (which you can find for sale here: http://www.chestnutridge.co.uk/cross-country-jump-34755-p.asp ) to make it performance ready.

Basically just lollipop sticks and card! It's a really lovely jump. Think I'm going to have to invest in a decent tack set and rider for 2017 now!

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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Two New Herd Members

We have two new members to the herd this week.

First up is CRS Operation Alabaster (Bravo)

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And second up is CRS Trinket Bell (Flora)

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Friday, 16 December 2016

Final 2017 Breyer

Here they are, the final ones!

Pocket Box Animals



Pocket Box Aquarium



Truck & Trailer



Shadowbox



Western Playset

NEW G2 APPALOOSA!!!!!



English Play Set



Horse Crazy Stable



Barrel Racing Set

Spring Creek Stable

I saw this on the Toys R Us website last week but completely didn't twig it was new!

More Breyer Craft Kits

Is there any end to the Stablemate painting joy?

Apparently not!

These little sets are kinda like the Mystery Bags you can currently get but with less mystery!

There's a Morgan:



An Eventer



A Drafter



And a Warmblood



These are amazing little gifts, can you imagine how awesome your birthday party would be if you had these? I WANT ANOTHER PONY PAINTING PARTY!

(yes I did paint ponies for my 18th and yes I am cool)

Two New Breyer Activity Sets

These guys just appeared on the MPV website.

I WANT TO PAINT A PIG

Paint Your Own Farm



Fantasy Horse Paint Kit



Which contains two of the G5 moulds! Great for customisers this set :D

Thursday, 15 December 2016

The Bucket

So this little guy should have been finished on Tuesday.

But then the airbrush did what airbrushes do best and splattered black paint all over him (I thought I had fixed the fault....but apparently not).

So I thought about chucking him in the bargain bucket.

I thought about splash white maybe?

I thought about just painting him black?

But then I had the idea of turning him into an extreme blanket spot, and it kinda worked

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So not really the nice buckskin Welsh D I had aimed for but actually kinda unique and nice!

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Some New Customs

So despite the fact that me and my airbrush have had a bit of a marital, we do have some new customs to share.

1. Brown Eyed Girl

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2. Brutes

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3. Buck Rogers

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All of them are for sale at www.chestnutridge.co.uk

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

2017 Breyer!

Here they are!

Hwin

Breyer Traditional (1:9) 1774 - Hwin

Van Gogh

Breyer Traditional (1:9) 1775 - Van Gogh

Paint Me a Pepto

Breyer Traditional (1:9) 1776 - Paint Me a Pepto

Fantasia Del C and Gozosa

Breyer Traditional (1:9) 1777 - Fantasia Del C and Gozosa

Espresso

Breyer Large Traditional (1:6) 9197 - Espresso Springtime Filly

Heroes of the West Horse Family

Breyer Classic (1:12) 61098 - Heros of the West Horse family

Palomino Morgan and Foal

Breyer Classic (1:12) 62045 - Palomino Morgan and Foal

Chestnut Arab and Foal

Breyer Classic (1:12) 62046 - Chestnut Arabian and Foal

Grey Arab and Foal

Breyer Classic (1:12) 62047 - Grey Arabian and Foal

Starry Night

Breyer Classic (1:12) 62050 - Starry Night

There are also Bandera and the new Classics which we've already seen.

Licorice and Jellybean

You can all say "awwwww" together now :p

So glad I signed up to Vintage next year. A beautiful selection of horses.

Glossy Cosette

If you are a Collector's Club member and spend over $100 today you could get a free glossy cosette with your purchase:



It's unclear how many there are but it appears to be that there are around 500 (as it does say the first 500 purchases).

However, things like the grab bags don't qualify (which sucks). So I'm definitely passing. If the grab bags had qualified I would have bought number one (I know someone who wants the Sherman Morgan from it), but as not, I shall pass.

Monday, 12 December 2016

My New Babies

So turns out an Animal Artistry spares night two days before my birthday whilst with my model horse enabler is not necessarily a good thing in terms of "not buying too many new ponies"

I have four beautiful new arrivals to introduce you to.

First of all, my newest clinky. I know I shouldn't have, but Laura said I should and she is really really pretty



Named CRS Y Dymestl or Livinia for short (was going to go with Miranda which would obviously have worked better but it didn't seem to suit her)



Next up is the first of my new RubberNedz



Named CRS Laertes Rex (sticking with the greek kings theme and my Rex suffix)



Now I said I wanted a buckskin and a Working Hunter. So it isn't really surprising that I got this girl :p



As she's my first Working Hunter I have no name theme for her. So I went with CRS Murano Summerso (Murano), the name theme for the working hunters will be 'glasswear'



And finally, my birthday present from Brendon. I deliberately asked her not to trim his mane. She does normally do much neater looking horses :p



This is CRS Peregrine Byrant (sticking with the Peregrine prefix) or 'Bacon' for short :p



So there we go! Sooo many ponies :p I may also have one on order that is my Christmas present from Brendon :D