Anyway, last night I was looking at a thread on Blab about Stone's Ideal Stock Horse (aka ISH) on my iPad mini and my brother happened to see a picture of a now-retired model of a leopard Appaloosa and commented that it was a neat-looking Breyer. I told him it wasn't a Breyer, but rather a Peter Stone. He'd never heard of that company so I had to explain to him who Peter Stone was and his relationship to Breyer and the differences between the two companies/models. He knew I had Breyer, but I told him I also had a Stone so I went to get them to see if he could tell the difference...
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**edit** My brother has a couple of Breyer animals and that's how he knew the grey horse wasn't a Breyer. He didn't automatically think Peter Stone had more realism. The second reason was the paint job
I will be off for the next few days. I am going to Las Vegas to visit a friend on Friday and Saturday and Monday is Memorial Day. I don't usually blog over the weekend, but I may post one from Las Vegas. I will be taking a couple of horses with me because I'll be visiting Valley of Fire State Park and I want to try to get some cool photos.
I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!
**eta** I wanted to post this update on Blab, but am concerned of getting a slap on the wrist from one of the mods because it might be viewed as saying something negative about a fellow hobbyist outside the proper forum for such things. Even if I took out specific information and posted in generalalities, I didn't want to risk it so I'm putting it here because I don't think she's on Blab. I haven't told anyone what her name is so I'm not too concerned, but she might recognize some of the details and figure it was her.
On Saturday, as I posted before, I sent a money order to buy a model from someone and sent an email letting her know it was on its way and asked that she let me know it had arrived. I figured it would get there on Monday, Tuesday at the latest. So today, when I hadn't heard anything yet, I decided to email her and ask if it had arrived. She said not only had it arrived yesterday, but I *think* she also said she has already mailed the model. Her reply wasn't real clear on that...it said "Yes I got it yesterday and I sent in out yesterday." The part where she got the money order yesterday is clear, but I don't know if she's also saying she sent the model yesterday, too. Which is fine. I'm a bit...annoyed, I guess...that she didn't let me know the money order had arrived AND that she'd already mailed him. There's not much I can do about it at this point, but I just think there could've been a little better communication on her part. At any rate, I hope he arrives before I leave for Las Vegas, but if a money order took Saturday to Tuesday, my model probably won't show up until Saturday at the earliest. I'm nervous.