Wednesday, 30 November 2016

2016 Advent Calendar

Our 2016 Advent Calendar is now up!

You can find it here: http://www.chestnutridge.co.uk/advent-calendar-110-w.asp

Each day a new offer code will be released, each code will get you something special. Maybe it will be some money off your order, maybe a free gift, maybe free shipping, who knows!



Codes will run from midnight to midnight, it may take a while to update the website but they will be set to automatically post at midnight on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/chestnutridgemodels/?fref=ts

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Chennai

I have a new herd member to introduce :)

You may remember that on our last trip to Canada I purchased a Safari toob full of ponies to customise. Well over the years I have slowly been painting them, one by one. The latest completed one is the little Vanner.

For this guy I went with a chocolate roan with four white socks and a white stripe.



He has been named CRS Chennai (or Curry for short)



The reason I chose the name is because when I posted a picture of him on Instagram my phone autocorrected 'custom' to 'curry'. And well it has sort of stuck :p

Here he is chilaxing with his custom safari mini pals:



There are still a couple left to do from the toob. Maybe I'll have them all done before I next go back to Canada :p

Monday, 28 November 2016

Foaly

I actually finished this little guy on Friday but only just got around to photographing him (still haven't photographed the breastplate I also finished on Friday...)



He's a little 'white' foal. I'd say dominant white sabino, but the reference picture was rather unhelpful in its description :p



He will be listed for sale shortly

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Bandera

Pictures have appeared online (not mine) of Bandera, 1769, from the Breyer calendar.

He looks so awesome!





Credit to the original taker of the images (not sure who you are as these were shared on Facebook with no credit sorry)

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Final Section Prize for Crimson Coral CM Live

This is the final prize, it is for the Custom CTF & Commercial Section:



Isn't he adorable?



There will also of course be a prize for the Vintage custom section which is being donated by the very kind Laura



If you want to win him there are still spaces left at Crimson Coral :) Just email competitions@chestnutridge.co.uk

Friday, 25 November 2016

CollectA Rocky Mountain Foal

A new CollectA for 2017 has been announced:



Isn't he adorable?

Still Time to Save

There is still time to save on our Black Friday deals.

Many items are sold out but we still have some great offers left, including a few of our Black Friday Mystery Boxes!

Definitely worth checking it out :D

http://www.chestnutridge.co.uk/black-friday-deals-328-c.asp

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Black Friday Sale Starts Midnight!

The Chestnut Ridge Black Friday sale is back and it is bigger and better than ever!

We have around 200 products all with massive savings to be had. There is up to 75% off some products!

Important note - the discounted price will appear once you add the item to your basket. You will be able to see the normal price and the percentage discount before you add an item to your basket.

I can confirm that at least one Breyer Traditional has 75% off!

And there's more...

We have put together some exclusive Black Friday mystery boxes. Each box is crammed full of awesome items. We have a £50.00 and £100.00 box available, each with a retail value of over twice their sale price.

But there are only 10 of each box available, so you will have to be ninja quick if you want one!

Finally I've also listed some seconds or slightly damaged items. These are all at much reduced prices and the flaws are really minor!

DEALS GO LIVE AT MIDNIGHT GMT TONIGHT!

So get this link open on your computer and get ready to hit refresh in just...well...less than 7 hours time!

http://www.chestnutridge.co.uk/black-friday-deals-328-c.asp

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Another Prize for Crimson Coral CM Live

I'm still struggling with getting the right balance with this lens and flash, I'm sure we will get there eventually! Currently I am experimenting with balancing a white board on my leg and reflecting the flash off it...

Anyway this little girl will be the prize for the Traditional & Classic Workmanship section at Crimson Coral CM Live



As you can probably see she is a very light bay splash pinto



Hoping that whoever wins her will be happy, at least she isn't black like the other three prizes!



I'm working on the final one that I'm painting as a section prize today, a little bay Schleich foal



If you would like to come to Crimson Coral CM Live then just email competitions@chestnutridge.co.uk for a full schedule

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

New Ponies

Sorry about the slightly weird pictures, I don't have my usual lens and have borrowed my fathers flash so I've been experimenting!

First up is Gideon





Second is Coure de Lion





And third is Crane



Oooo glowy :p

Monday, 21 November 2016

Animal Artistry Christmas Special

I just had to share this beautiful creation with you!

The team at AA have completely outdone themselves with this gorgeous model. The decorative work is just stunning.

I need some spare pennies so I can get one, wonder if I can sell a Brendon...

You can purchase your own here: http://www.animalartistry.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24&Itemid=129

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Photo taken from Animal Artistry website - showing horned variation.

Giant Volcano?!?!?!?

I just had to share this new product from Schleich that I completely forgot to share before.

It's a giant volcano with dinosaurs!

(I want one of these for Christmas)

Giant Volcano with T-Rex

I'm totally getting one of these next time we do a Schleich order.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Three New OFs

I've got three new original finish models to share with you all. Nothing special but all rather nice.

First up is the Morgan mare and foal set. I absolutely love the colour on the mare, although I'm still not sold on the mould.

This is Katya:



And her little bay foal, Pearl



And secondly is the Stablemate Horse & Rider Set - English. This was a gift for helping someone out with something. I have been after this boy since the set came out, he's rather pretty.

Named Kennedy

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Another Prize for Crimson Coral CM Live

I swear the fact that they are all black so far is just by chance! The next one is bay so don't worry :p

Anyway this is the prize for 'Other Scales Workmanship'

She is a G4 Driver done to an unusual black pinto



Remember there are still spaces available for the show :) If you would like a space just email competitions@chestnutridge.co.uk



Or you can buy tickets from our website here: http://www.chestnutridge.co.uk/crimson-coral-cm-live-2017-37439-p.asp

Friday, 18 November 2016

More 2017 CollectA

Two more horses have been announced

First up is the Peruvian Paso mare:



And secondly the Rocky Mountain mare



Both are really pretty, I love the mane and tail on the rocky. Gorgeous!

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Crimson Coral CM Live - Prizes!

I'm starting work on getting everything organised for my shows next year. With a show every 4 weeks I need to be prepared!

So I've been working on the section prizes for Crimson Coral CM Live. I like to always try and give something that is section appropriate. Hence these two! There will be six horses in total for the section champions once I am finished.

Custom Traditional & Classic Champion Prize



Custom Other Scales Champion Prize



If you would like to attend there are still a few spaces. Just email me at competitions@chestnutridge.co.uk

O and I am also still looking for a prize for the Vintage Custom section! If you have a small/relatively cheap vintage custom for sale please please please get in touch!

Saturday, 12 November 2016

More 2017 CollectA

First up is the Mangalarga Marchador



Next is the Tinker Stallion



Also check out the platypus!

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Crystal and Crispin

OMG check out the 2016 web exclusive holiday set!

They are sooo cute! And I haven't seen a new grazing mare and foal set in so long.







Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Avalanche

Should I start saving now to buy her on the after market? SEEING AS I NEVER GET PICKED *much anger*

This year's winter collector's club model

 Avalanche

Breyer Lamp

I've been desperate for a Breyer lamp or clock for a while (would love a Clock Horse). So when I saw someone selling this I just had to have it :D

Completely in love with it, Brendon wants to wire it up, I may allow that at some point. But for now it is just sitting in odd places until I can find somewhere to actually keep it!



It's the Ranchcraft Lamp from the 1960s in Woodgrain (there was also a bay one)



And as you can see has a running mare and foal with it



It's in very good condition, bit of rot underneath, but the horses themselves are doing very well for their age



They have such cute faces!