Yesterday was Crystal's birthday. I didn't get to see her, which sucks. But this weekend I will go out to her house and we can have a socially distant visit and I can bring her a gift. Sooner or later we'll be able to go out and celebrate. Even though it was Crystal's birthday, I got a gift in the mail.
Last fall I saw photos of Altynai, the first 2020 premiere model from Breyer. I was instantly in love with the horse and I figured he would be a really fun performance horse. I was thinking I might need to join the premiere club, even though I am not an OF collector. Then I saw my friend, Taylor, was not planning on keeping her copy, so we worked out a deal and I bought him. And he is gorgeous.
He has really excellent color and really excellent shading.
And while I am not an OF collector, I am a prepper, and I can see mold flaws. This guy is amazing.
It really seems sort of unfair. I am NOT an OF collector, and I am not a halter shower, and as far as I can tell, I got a perfect model, or as nearly close as you can get to perfect.I would have to check him over again in greater detail but really, he is amazing.
So what do I need to check OF people? What do I need to minutely look at?
He has no rubs, scratches, weird dings or paint goobers.He may have the slightest hint of some visible seams on his face, but I am not totally sure, I might be looking at his face funny. He really is quite lovely. And it's not fair.
Not only is it not fair that I have, what may be a perfect halter horse (and I am not an OF collector), but he is also too tall for the shelf I have space for him on. Which means I can't fit him in my collection. Which means it doesn't matter how gorgeous he is, I can't keep him. I need to sell him. I am not looking to make a pile of money on him, just not lose money on him. I figured blog readers could have first dibs. Was anyone hoping to pick up an Altynai?