Gorgeous! But you knew I'd say that Again it's so interesting how varied the appy pattern is, your Bubbles and Squeak look so very different to mine - having only seen one of each before, I'd always assumed the spots were either done with a sort of transfer-printing/masking method so each one was the same, like Breyer do, or hand-painted but to match a prototype as closely as possible so the variation was minor - not that each one would get such different spotting compared to the next! I wonder if they were all done by the same person varying things on purpose, or different painters with different styles or references (like Julip, who've had several different painters doing leopard appaloosas in say the last ten years, but it's very easy to tell who did what horse by the size, and shape, and distribution of the spots!)
There's no such thing as too many models, only not enough shelves.
Yes is it! The owner of the business did the prototypes, and another lady did the painting. The Bubbles I have is the actual prototype that the owner painted and photographed for the catalogue. That's probably why it's a bit different, because it was done by a different person.
I've wanted a dark grey welsh ever since I saw yours three years ago Took a while to find one, but finally found one.