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Saving horses - Restoring Yellowed and Marked-Up Models

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Saving horses - Restoring Yellowed and Marked-Up Models

Did you cringe at this post's photo of the severely yellowed Shetland?  Don't worry... She found a new home where she has been restored and is now beloved again. There's no better feeling than taking a sad, beat-up model and making him or her gorgeous.  Not only will you end up with a great model (which you got at an amazing price!) but you'll have the pride of knowing you saved a model that might otherwise have met a terrible fate. In this blog post, I'll go over how to brighten yellowed models.  In future posts, I'll cover everything from...

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Carriers to Charge More This Holiday Season

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Carriers to Charge More This Holiday Season

For the first time in history, carriers including the US Postal Service and UPS will be adding a surcharge on top of the regular postage for packages shipping during the holiday season.  (Booo!)   We're letting you know so that you can hopefully place your orders to ship before they begin upcharging.  If you have a Hold Herd with us, you may want to consider having it ship prior to these as well. Here's what you need to know:   US Postal Service Dates surcharge will be in effect:  October 18 - December 27 Surcharge:  Expected to be between $0.24 -...

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Breyer Announces Virtual Fun Day October 17th!

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Breyer Announces Virtual Fun Day October 17th!

Get ready for some model horse fun! In this crazy year of canceled events, we have some exciting news.  Breyer has announced a virtual Fun Day on October 17th!  Details are still being planned, so stay tuned to our blog and to Breyer's website and Facebook page, but here's what we know so far: No ticket will be required!  You can participate for free!  The day is designed to encourage creativity with model horses, just as in-person Fun Days are.  Breyer intends to post on-demand videos of several model horse artists, crafting experts, and social media influencers that day for...

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Shipping in the Summer Heat

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Shipping in the Summer Heat

It's officially the hottest part of summer, and many places around the US and the world are experiencing heat waves. We recommend that you consider the temperatures when deciding to have models shipped this time of year.  Models can be damaged by extreme temperatures, such as those they may encounter on box trucks and airport tarmacs during transport.  Did you know that an airport tarmac (the asphalt where the cargo sits on carts waiting to be loaded and unloaded) has been measured at up to 172 degrees Farenheit (78C)?!? Models can suffer bent legs, finish damage, even bloating and seam...

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Care and Feeding of Shrinky Models

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Care and Feeding of Shrinky Models
What are shrinkies and how can you best care for them?  Plus, lots of fun pictures of shrinky Breyers!

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