Post by astudyinscarlet on Jul 25, 2018 15:00:07 GMT
These aren't new in any sense but I have a lot of Julips I've never got round to photographing some of which I've had literally for years now, so I've tried to take pics of at least a few of those.
This is Tobias II (named that cos I had a Tobias but sold him). He's very stiff, more or less totally unbendable now, and had some paint cracking/rubs to his legs, ears and mouth which I've had to touch up.
This is Carfax who is another older dressage horse but is skinnier. I gave him thread plaits but managed to salvage his original tail to turn into a plaited tail.
And this is Gwilym who is probably a similar age to Carfax. He was sold off cheaply and is extremely stiff and unbendy, has a wire poking through one foot and had some paint rubs too; I like to think he was a rescue case saved from the slaughter auction.
Post by juliporiginals on Jul 26, 2018 9:04:04 GMT
I have some Julips from this era that are just starting to go a bit stiff in the legs, I still think of them as relatively new Julips because of their nylon hair but of course they're not and most of them now have got to be around 20+ years old!
Your ones are gorgeous, especially the chestnut dressage horse, I have recently bought a palomino one and he's one of my favourites from around this time.
Post by astudyinscarlet on Jul 27, 2018 22:04:54 GMT
I sort of think of the very late 80s to early 90s ones as being from the 'in between' era, not quite properly vintage but not quite modern Julips either. It was a kind of transitional period when they dropped the mouth letters and were experimenting with new types of hair and before the Originals and HOTYs were combined into a single catalogue and catalogue Originals were more of a thing. (I'd love to see your palomino)
Post by juliporiginals on Jul 28, 2018 8:51:32 GMT
I have two dressage horses from this era (I think the dappled one may have originally been yours! lol) The grey is a slightly different shape to the palomino, slightly different tuck on his head and his front leg is in a slightly different position