Sears Special Run
#770198 12-pc Stablemates
As the 1990s progressed, the colours of the Stablemate releases started becoming more and more consistent, but variations still popped up now and again. A fine example of a later-days variation are these 1998 SR G1 Thoroughbred Mares.
Though the picture of the set in the catalogue showed what looked like a steel grey mare with a bald face, the production model turned out a bit different - a liver chestnut-going-grey; her body colour was generally a slightly brown-toned charcoal grey, but could be a shade or two lighter or darker.
Both of my mares are the standard release colour, but there are some small differences, the most noticeable being their facial markings. The far mare has some white on her face, but it looks more like shading while the near mare has a clear bald face like the model shown in the catalogue. The far mare is also darker with less extensive, but more distinct white leg markings, while the near mare's leg markings range higher and gently fade into her body colour.