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New Stablemate Molds 2019

I'm excited to have some handsome sport breed molds in my body box of Breyer Stablemates. My show string is always a little light when it comes to the thoroughbred class—but not when I finish up these new molds!

Walking Thoroughbred (L) sculpted by Heather Puleo and
Warmblood Stallion (R), a Kristina Francis sculpt with a re-sculpted mane and tail.
(info from Identify Your Breyer)

Both models boast gobs of details, beautiful muscles, and long tails. The manes are on the shorter side and easy to remove, but the forelocks wrap over one eye to make room for the horns. (The forelocks are easier to remove than some.) The Thoroughbred tail is super for heating up and bending into a swishing tail. The Warmblood tail gave me a little trouble when I tried to remove it... the tail was sturdier than the leg (oops!)

Technically, the thoroughbred is a stallion and the warmblood is a mare, but I feel that the warmblood has a wonderful, cresty neck and a nice candidate for a stallion. The lighter-built thoroughbred has potential to be customized into a gelding or mare.

I wish more attention was allotted to the pasterns and hooves on both models, and to the knee and hock placement on the standing mold—the left knee feels low to me and the back cannon bones on the longish side.

While the new SM walking Thoroughbred has nice details, they fall short in the pasterns and hooves.

The Warmblood mold will be able to be customized into a variety of breeds. Image him as a light draft or even a stock breed.

His legs could be made draft-y with feathers.
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I've started some simple customs on these two molds... fingers are crossed that I'll have one to show soon!

This simple mini custom has a swished tail and larger hooves.


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