Post by astudyinscarlet on Jan 7, 2019 21:21:42 GMT
I've reluctantly decided to part with my bay dressage horse. Best guess for age is very late 1980s or very early 1990s as he has no mouth letter and had synthetic hair but it's that kind that's much finer and goes more matted than the more recent stuff (it may be viscose hair? But I don't know) which they seemed to use on black and white haired Julips in the late 80s/early 90s era. I've rehaired him with a plaited up mane and tail (the mane plaits are made from embroidery thread, the tail is his original tail with added wire dock and the plaited part made from embroidery thread). He is not really poseable any more, there is very slight give to his legs still but he's gone stiff with age so is more or less set in this pose now (leg wires are intact) although considering that the dressage horse is very limited in how you can pose it without it falling over anyway it's probably not that significant that he's not bendy any more. He had some scuffing/rubbing to his ears, muzzle, legs and hooves which I have touched up. He has a few other very light scuffs (like matte marks) on him which don't really need touching up as they aren't really noticeable except with direct light shone on them. He is a really nice model but I have too many models overall plus I somehow ended up acquiring 3 dressage horses in a short space of time around the time I got him which really is too many. SOLD
Post by astudyinscarlet on Jan 17, 2019 13:42:17 GMT
I also have a Julip sized wooden cart for sale. It needs some work, it needs to be cleaned up and would also need to be modified if you wanted a seat in it as it doesn't have a proper seat at present (there is a small platform in the front but it's not really a seat) and obviously you could paint it up if you wanted to. It was a milk cart I think. It did have a little cupboard in the back but I removed that as it was damaged (there are a couple of tiny holes in the back end piece where the hinges came off). One of the little wooden side supports is also missing. I have no idea who made it but it looks like a vintage item. It's all wood with metal fittings except the wheels are wood-look plastic with metal rims. It is in very good condition apart from any flaws mentioned.
I'd say it's small classic scale - it would suit smaller Julip horses or Julip ponies, also Magpie Models hunters or Arabs (the welshies might be a bit small though) and anything else of a similar size (it also looks good with the bigger breed CollectA horses like the Shires). I've put it with a Julip HOTY family pony (which is nearly the same as the Julip mustang) in one of the pics to give an idea of size (the horse isn't for sale). I got it last year and would love to customise it myself but I haven't got the energy to do that and also I need to make space so it would be good for it to go to a new home now. CART IS SOLD