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  • Breyer Animal Creations (or just Breyer), a division of Reeves International, is one of the oldest model animal companies to date. The company specializes in model horses, although various wildlife and domestic animal models have been made in the past. It's model horses are some of the most renowned model horses in the hobby, being as the models are both inexpensive and realistic. It manufactures well over 5 million models annually.

    The company specializes in realistic, scale animal models made from cellulose acetate. Most of the company's products focus on model horses and the tack and accessories (such as stables, barns, grooming implements) that accompany horse care.

    Each horse is cast in a mold, then the seams are sanded and polished. Markings and color patterns are usually obtained by using a stencil, although most older models were airbrushed by hand, with markings such as undefined socks or a bald face merely left unpainted. Most detailing, such as eyewhites (common on 1950s and 1960s models and enjoying a resurgence in modern models), brands, or other individual markings are painstakingly handpainted.


    February 12, 2008