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New-badour Troubadour

Now that I have titled this blog with a horrible pun, you'll have to keep reading, right?

Breyer has officially announced a new Limited Edition (Store Special,) and it checks off another mold on our BreyerFest predictions list.

I'll be the first to admit that Troubadour isn't really on my list of favorite molds. I could take it or leave it, honestly. I don't think the original color was all that impressive, and the only one I've liked on it since then is, well... this fella.

HD Harkness?? More like HD HOTNESS

I really like this horse, and the more I look at it, the more I think I might actually cave at BFest and snag myself one of these. The real horse is pretty cool, too, and you can read more about him in Breyer's blog entry linked below.

I try not to put too much stock into Breyer's photography when it comes to depicting the "true" color of a horse. (Take it from someone who photographed models for Stone Co. for a year and change-- there are certain things that you just can't accurately capture on camera, no matter how hard you try.) This guy's coat looks super orange-y in these promo photos. I highly doubt he'll be that way in person, especially looking at the real horse's coat.

While I do wish there were some faint dapples, if the real horse doesn't have them (which is looks like he doesn't,) then I'm not gonna complain. He's shaded well, that one white hoof is incredibly done, and I enjoy the simplicity of him.

Well done, Breyer.

HD Harkness will be available in the Breyer Store as a run of 2,500, priced at $70 each.

What are your thoughts?

Will you be picking one up?



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