I finally got myself a Partly Cloudy this month having wanted one forever! I think I'd been holding out to see if I liked the new release WG more, but the plain black couldn't win over dappley skewbald so I tracked one down:)
She was MIB and unfortunately somehow her legs seem very close together - towards her midline rather than end-to-end. As a result she doesn't really stand. Has anyone else had this problem or is mine somehow a bit warped and I'd best get out the hot water?
My Weather Girl (Thunderstorm) has the same problem, she does stand if you place her very, very carefully on the shelf but she is more likely to fall than to actually stand. Her legs are like you describe yours, more towards her midline. I haven't been brave enough to try to correct it (I'm afraid of messing her up as she is really nice otherwise). I'm thinking of making her a base or actually gather my courage and try to fix her with some hot water
I re-aligned the legs on my weathergirls (I got all three - one leaned, one wobbled, and one just plain didn't stand up!) using the hot water technique to slightly alter the position of their legs til they stood steadily. Only I found when I came to move them on the shelf a couple of years later that their legs had gently warped back to almost how they were to start with, cos two of them were a bit wobbly, and one who didn't stand at all to start with was very wobbly and had probably only not fallen flat on her side because she was leaning against the end of the bookcase! So I didn't bother re-doing their legs with hot water again, I didn't want to make them brittle and it only seemed to be a temporary fix. Now they're standing with pennies under their hooves to level them out (finer height adjustments can be made by using a slightly thicker 2p, or two 1ps stacked!)
There's no such thing as too many models, only not enough shelves.
I have had to reposition some Weather Girls that have come my way, too (and some Heartbreaker foals!) it helps so much and it means they can stand on their own. I guess it is a process that happens once they come out of the factory and aren't checked.
My Prince Jester on the Missouri Fox Trotter, leans ever since I had him. He's got a scuff on his quarters, and some pretty decent shiny marks dotted about his barrel. He was my second Breyer, and was a toy to my 10year old self. I've had him a few years and he and Krypton Seni II both got me into Breyers. Because he only leaned and will just about stand up on a level surface I've never corrected it, I'm not brave enough to do it to one of my most treasured guys. Is it easy to screw up? george's penny stacking idea sounds like a good one if your afraid of damaging the model, and that there only for shelf (you could probably get away with performance classes as well if you were discrete about it).
If there are any typos, it was Tiggy my Guinea pig 'helping'! .