Customs by Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig


What can I say about Sarah that hasn't already been said? She burst into the model hobby in the late 1980s & quickly revolutionized the state of the art, taking customizing to new heights. Never one to be stuck up or stingy with information, Sarah has also been willing to share her knowledge and techniques via a booklet published some years back by Cascade Models and an ongoing column in "the Hobby Horse News". She is, in my opinion, THE BEST in the hobby and her work must truly be seen in person to be appreciated - photos just do not capture the amount of detail on these pieces. Needless to say her work is highly sought after, commands hefty prices and pretty much mops up in the show arena.

See more work by Sarah in the Model Horse Gallery

Resins by Sarah on my resin page

More customs by Sarah on my Mini page here!

OSIRUS- Hagen-Renaker large "Amir" Arabian stallion resculpted & painted to a dappled rose grey with fleabiting by Sarah



name pending- Breyer ?? drastically remade and resculpted by Lynn Fraley and painted to a chestnut Appaloosa colt by Sarah from their 1994 collaborative saleslist (1994)



MOROCCO - Breyer Classic Kelso drastically remade and resculpted by Lynn Fraley and painted dun by Sarah from their 1994 collaborative saleslist (1994)



DECORUM - Breyer Classic Jet Run (?) drastically remade and resculpted by Lynn Fraley and painted silver dapple by Sarah from their 1994 collaborative saleslist (1994)



ORCHIDEE - Classic Arabian mare repainted by Jason Ross that has resculpting added (croup flattened, head and hooves resculpted) by Sarah with significant repainting and detailing by Sarah. (1991)



MIKSA RAAGISAH - Hagen-Renaker small "Zara" Arabian mare resculpted & painted to a dark red bay by Sarah (1990)



LORD BLACKPOOL - Breyer Clydesdale mare slightly resculpted and painted to a dappled grey Shire stallion (1988)



WILEY E. WATUSI - Hagen-Renaker "Brookside Stella" Hackney resculpted & painted to a pale buckskin rabicano fine harness pony stallion by Sarah (1992)



FEATURE - - Breyer Misty resculpted, painted and haired by Sarah to a dun Norweigian Fjord stallion, this piece is an early work that was the first of her customs that I ever got to "meet" in person back at the 1991 York Pennsylvania Breyerfest and so holds quite a bit of sentimental value to me. He is also heavily inspired my first resin!



BACCHUS - Pour Horse "Saucy" slightly resculpted and painted to a beautifully shaded pale chestnut drafter. (1996)



SEBASTIAN - Pour Horse Saucy repainted to a blue roan draft grade gelding with corn spots (1994)



COLORFUL THOUGHTS - Breyer classic Mustang foal retouched by Sarah to a tobiano Pinto (1994)