Breyer Horse Activities: Fantasy Horse Painting Kit

February 20, 2017

An exciting part of the Breyer hobby is the ability to get creative and do activities with your models. Since the very beginnings of the collecting hobby, hobbyists have been customizing their models and letting their imaginations run wild!

Customizing is the terms for when a horse has been changed from the way it came from the factory. This can be done in many different ways, the most common is through painting a horse, but can be as elaborate as resculpting major parts of the horse. Customizing is very popular in the model horse hobby and nearly every collector has given repainting and resculpting a try at least once!

Golden Oak Stables has the perfect set for the new or experienced customizer, and it’s certain to spark the most fanciful of your creativity. The Fantasy Horse Painting Kit is a set of five horses that is ready and waiting for your creative touch. Four adults and one spunky foal await your fanciful plan along with six paints, a paint brush and accessories. It’s all you need to get started, or continue on your customizing journey.

With bright colors, firey horses and everything you need to complete all five horses in one kit, the Fantasy Horse Painting Kit is sure to be a hit for any collector. What do your horse fantasies look like?


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Scenes From Breyerfest: All About The Hobby

August 4, 2016

One of the the exciting parts of Breyerfest is getting to immerse yourself in the different parts of the model horse hobby and all you can do with it! At Breyerfest, the Hobby Information Booth is filled full with all kinds of different examples of some of the many activities in the hobby. There are even model horse hobbyists that are always on duty to demonstrate the different things that can be done with your models!

From customizing, to collecting and everything in between, Golden Oak Stables takes you on a visual journey through the Hobby Information Booth from Breyerfest 2016.

















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Breyer Horse Customizing: Where To Start

July 7, 2016

Customizing your Breyers is one of the treasured pastimes of collectors, and one that evolved decades ago along with the hobby. Creating your own dream models goes hand in hand with creating, and as collectors have found out all  too well, the only limits are your imagination!

It can seem overwhelming to start customizing, with so many options where do you start? Well, picking a horse to paint from is always a good idea. Finding a reference picture of what you would like to create is an important step that can help you on the way to success, and even better if you can have pictures of both sides of the horse! Photos will help you as you begin to paint and can help keep your work as realistic as possible!

Before you begin painting, you’ll need to make the choice of what model and materials you are going to use. Paints are an obvious first choice, but there are options like pastels or etching, in addition to the choice between acrylic paints and oil paints. Acrylic paints are great for first time customizers because they are easy to work with and to clean up.

What model you will paint is the final step, and can be a tough choice. Picking a model that resembles your reference horse is important, and picking a scale you are comfortable with helps as well. Golden Oak Stables has a myriad of Activity Kits that can get you started on your journey into customizing, and they include everything you’ll need to complete your first horse!

So what’s stopping you? Are you ready to let the artist in you out?


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Breyer Horse Activities: Decorate Your Horse

March 16, 2016

You can tickle your creative side in many ways, but doing it with a fun new Breyer is surely the most fun way! Any collector is sure to get excited by adding a new horse to their collection and making it unique all on their own!

Golden Oak Stables has always brought you exciting ways to create and get creative with your Breyer horses, but this new release is unique! The Decorate Your Horse Kit is a unique set that allows you to make your own fantasy model, commonly called a decorator by collectors. Realism is not the goal here, creating anything your imagination can think of is! Decorators have been long desired by collectors and are favorites for so many. The fantasy aspect and the ability to be just about anything is exciting to say the least!

The set includes a solid black Thoroughbred horse, ready for your own unique touch. This solid black color is the perfect background for a pink metallic marker that you can sketch, doodle and design with! You can also add 50 gem stone stickers in lots of different shapes to finish off your horse.

The possibilities are endless, and all this horse is waiting for is you! How will you decorate your horse?


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Breyer Horse Customizing: Where To Start

March 10, 2016

One of the more interesting aspects of Breyer collecting is all of the creative ways to get involved with collecting. Customizing your models is one of the oldest and most popular ways to explore your collection. Many collectors find that they have customized their horses before they even know what customizing is!

Any change you make to a model horse is considered customizing by most model horse collectors. This can be as simple as adding a new marking to the horse or as drastic as completely reshaping and resculpting it! Customizing can go as far as you want it to, the only limit is your imagination!

Most customizers start off with repainting their models in either acrylic or oil paint. Acrylic paint has the ease of a quick dry where oil paint has a longer dry time, and gives the artist more time to work with the paint. It’s all a personal preference. But before you start painting away, Breyer horses need to be properly sanded and prepped with a primer, or the paint won’t stick!

Customizers can also reposition their horses using heat and sculpting epoxies. These creations can take hundreds of hours of work! Some artists even find themselves making original sculptures, which is where Breyer artists are born!

Have you ever customized a Breyer? Golden Oak Stables is stocked with the Kits you need to get started. All that is waiting is your creative touch!


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Breyer Horse Activities: Horse Crazy Colorful Breeds Painting Set

November 23, 2015

With the cooler weather rolling in, time spent indoors is often taking over the time outside. If you’re looking for a fun activity to do to, look no further than Golden Oak Stables. Breyer makes a wonderful line of accessory kits that are sure to enchant the horse lover of any age, but there’s one special one that brings the beauty of the colorful breeds!

The Horse Crazy Colorful Breeds Painting Set is the perfect set for any horse crazy collector. Starting off with five Stablemates horses, this kit is perfect for getting creative and adding to your collection! The Friesian, Arabian, Sport Horse, Tennessee Walking Horse and Andalusian breeds are all represented and primed and ready for your creative touch! Paints await your creativity and with six different colors the possibilities are endless. You can bring realism to your horses, or maybe give them a little bit of a fantasy touch. You can even play with your models once they are all done with a set of pop out accessories that are waiting for you to color them.  Then sit down, and set up your newly painted stablemates for the perfect creative event!

No matter if you’re completely new to customizing, or just looking for a fun project, this set is perfect for a fun afternoon and five horses that are sure to come into your collection forever!


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Breyer Horses Activity: 3-D Paint by Number

March 2, 2015

One of the most exciting parts of the model horse hobby is the creativity that exists in the hobby. So many collectors find creative outlets through their model horses and find ways to express their artistic spirit along with their love of the horse. Golden Oak Stables brings you a wide range of activity kits to get that creativity started, including a new one for 2015 that will have you on your way to painting one of the most elusive colors in the model horse world.

Customizing model horses is a part of the hobby as old as the hobby itself. Taking the models we all love so dearly and turning them into the horses of our dreams has been something artists and hobbyists have been doing for decades. Creating customs is one of the more popular creative outlets in the hobby with so many collectors giving customizing a shot at one point another.

Have you ever tried customizing? Maybe painting your own model seems a little overwhelming, but with the right tools anyone can be on their way to the winners circle. New for 2015 comes a new 3-D Paint By Number Kit with a model horse created especially for this kit in dapple grey! This bold and stunning color is a favorite coat color for so many collectors and horse lovers alike. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to make your very own customized horse with a model, paint, paint brushes and instructions!

With just a little bit of time you can create a masterpiece of your very own! With a little practice, who knows, you might just be the next famous model horse artist!


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