Breyer test run models are initial decos painted up to see how a particular color might look on a particular sculpture. Or, they may be created to test out a painting technique or new colorway. Not all test run models are used, and they may vary over time as different painting techniques are developed and tested. Each model has a fixed price and interested members enter a random draw for the ability to purchase the test piece.
Sculpted in the likeness of the classic literary character, Black Beauty (mold #3040BB) was first introduced in 1980 as part of the Classics (1:12 scale) “Black Beauty, His Family and Friends” set. Since his original release in – of course – black, he’s worn many different coat colors, but one that never made it to production is this lovely flaxen chestnut with four socks and a wide blaze. Based on his painting style, this piece likely dates to the late 1990s or early 2000s.
This test run model is in good condition overall with a few small flaws from being handled over the years – the most notable being a small hoof edge rub to the right hind and a few small black marks on the muzzle. Tiny blemishes may be present due to the handcrafted nature of this piece – see gallery for details.
This model is priced at $650 and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Enter by November 2, 2023, at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to purchase this lovely test run!
Please note the price of this model and do not enter for the chance to purchase unless you are committed to purchasing this special test run piece if chosen.
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