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Siobhan



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PostSubject: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:07 pm

... and which I managed to get anyway! The trotting chestnut of -93, isn't she lovely??


This model really gets me thinking, why don't they do horses like this anymore? I know, the faces of the older models aren't as nice as the newer ones, but at least this one has some energy and movement in her! I think this is one of the things that really sets horses apart from other animals: despite their size, they can move so beautifully and gracefully. Why not use this characteristic to their advantage?

Okay, enough ranting. I'm trying to decide what to call her. I might be settling for Enigma, but I'm not sure yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:17 pm

She's beautiful!!! Congrats!

And I agree. It seems the only flashy horses now have the riders and tack molded on. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:48 pm

That is a fabulous horse, I agree 100 % with you, - why don`t they make horses like that any more ?

Perhaps the special charm is that at the same time it has the strong impression of ove special artist`s touch, Schleich employed at that time - it is not "only" a horse cheers

And your new horse is in perfect condition, too cheers

CONGRATULATION with a wonderful catch sunny sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:14 pm

Congratulation!!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:20 pm

Congrats!!! She is a beauty!!
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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:25 pm

Matilda she is a beauty!! Big congratulations cheers cheers I love the old horses too I love you

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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:34 pm

Congratulations Matilda! I also agree with you!
Enigma is a nice name because Schleich stopped making dynamic horses and this is an enigma! Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:01 pm

Congrats!
She is a perfect example of how a "less realistic" figure actually can be more realistic because it seems alive, instead of just a piece of pretty plastic.

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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:19 pm

@Mastiffcat wrote:
Congrats!
She is a perfect example of how a "less realistic" figure actually can be more realistic because it seems alive, instead of just a piece of pretty plastic.

Exactly cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:53 am

Wonderful addition, Siobhan... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:01 am

Congratulation Matilda, that is a nice horse indeed, which is not always easy to get! Very Happy
But just another question???
Why do you horse people always have to give your horses a name?! Rolling Eyes

When i would start doing that with my models, i have to come up with thousands of names...
I see myself doing that... Rolling Eyes Laughing
Susanne 1, Susanne 2, Susanne 3, Harriet 1, Harriet 2, Harriet 3, Rogerio 1, Rogerio 2, Rogerio 3 and so on... Shocked
It maybe even comes that far, that i have to name one Christophe or so! affraid geek (or Kikimalorse...)
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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:54 pm

I also love horses´ movements, so I usually prefer older ones, like this awesome mare. Congrats about your new adittion!

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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:47 pm

Thanks everyone for commenting :) she is in almost perfect condition, just couple of lighter patches on her right shoulder which doesn't show in the picture...
Willy, I'm always glad to answer questions Very Happy You know, I've never exactly thought about whether I should give them names or not – NOT giving names didn't seem like an option. Maybe it's got something to do with the fact that I was quite a little girl, 9 or 10 years old, when I got my first Schleich horse (which was the Shire gelding of 2000). Also I kind of think of my horses as "real", each one has their own personalities, what things they like, what they don't like... so, since real horses always have names, of course my little plastic horses have to have names too! And the best part of buying a new horse is getting to decide its name and personality. Sometimes I have to consider the name for quite a long time (I still don't know if this one's going to be Enigma or Chipiona), sometimes it comes to me the moment I look a the horse. I have 93 horses now and have come up with good names (in my opinion!) to all of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:58 pm

Very Happy Abelha is a nice name for her, because she is graceful and perfect as a bee!
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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:21 pm

Congrats & agreed that new releases horses look a bit flat.
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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:10 pm

@WILLYBACOMAN wrote:
Congratulation Matilda, that is a nice horse indeed, which is not always easy to get! Very Happy
But just another question???
Why do you horse people always have to give your horses a name?! Rolling Eyes

When i would start doing that with my models, i have to come up with thousands of names...
I see myself doing that... Rolling Eyes Laughing
Susanne 1, Susanne 2, Susanne 3, Harriet 1, Harriet 2, Harriet 3, Rogerio 1, Rogerio 2, Rogerio 3 and so on... Shocked
It maybe even comes that far, that i have to name one Christophe or so! affraid geek (or Kikimalorse...)


I started naming my horses... But now I have more than 150 and I can´t remember all! So I don´t name them. I would like to, but I have no time xD I mean, I would love to have a miniature horse farm, so my model horses would be my horses in the farm (well, obvious, isn´t it?) with their own names, personaluties, training, and so on. When I had 15 or 20 it was easy! But not now xD Anyway, I love when people name their horses!

In fact this model is one of my few models with its own name. She´s called Flecha, wich means arrow in Spanish, because I loved a horses cartoon called "Viento, el brumby plateado" (I think it´s called "Thowra, the silver brumby" in English) and there was a character called Flecha. He was a stallion, but she fits so well the character... And Flecha is more for a she than for a he :) My friend and I used to play the chapters, and invent new stories, with our horses. We had lots and lots of hours full of fun... Oooh childhood time! (wow, I feel old xD)

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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:44 pm

I can easily remember all my horses' names. Maybe I have a better-than-average memory for names, maybe I remember them because I gave the names myself, I don't know. Anyway, I thought I'd post another pic of Enigma (that's her name now!) where you can see that minor fault on her shoulder. That doesn't bother me, though – I think she's in a pretty good condition, considering she was made in -93. And, btw, she's Made In Germany, which is nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Another model I thought I'd never get...   Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:44 pm

I think yours is darker than mine:




And yes, my memory for names is horrible!

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