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Offline Doug em4

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Re: This Town ...
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2018, 03:15:19 PM »
@15saway: thanks for that input. Cacti are a classic Western “meme” (I think that’s the current word of choice) but if we think of the great cattle driving years which inspire so much of Western lore, they would be travelling through mainly cacti-less areas. Similarly the settings for gold-rush themes.

Not that it really matters, the cactus, particularly the type featured in this game, just shout “Western”!

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Offline Vagabond

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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2018, 11:56:29 PM »
You've done a fine job on the mdf. Much better than using the as supplied buildings, although I do like the 4 Ground ones. The cactus is brilliant but I really like the dead tree from your garden, it shows some imagination.
Excellent.

Offline FifteensAway

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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2018, 06:09:46 AM »
Privet hedge?  Hmm.  If you have a good sized sage plant you can come up with great uses for the cuttings.  And if you grow grapes - and better yet if you come across wild grapes - they make great sources for modeling materials.  I've yet to get brave enough to cut into my Oregon wild grape out front, though!  Made a great harvest when the big old sage died and I cut it out.

Offline Ramirez Noname

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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2018, 06:59:55 AM »
You've done a fine job on the mdf. Much better than using the as supplied buildings, although I do like the 4 Ground ones.

Thanks Vagabond - i do enjoying using the pre painted Wild West MDF buildings as a starting point. Painting up the raw edges improves them straightaway and weathering brings them to life. I also paint the window and door frames, as well as the roof brackets, etc - sometimes in different colours to make the building a bit more individual. I've also started looking at adapting existing kits for greater variation, but only if I can get hold of pre-owned ones. New pre-painted MDF is not the cheapest material for kit bashing. Glad you like the dead tree - it's actually had a bit of very light grey drybrush so it matches the buildings.

Privet hedge?  Hmm.  If you have a good sized sage plant you can come up with great uses for the cuttings.  And if you grow grapes - and better yet if you come across wild grapes - they make great sources for modeling materials.  I've yet to get brave enough to cut into my Oregon wild grape out front, though!  Made a great harvest when the big old sage died and I cut it out.
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Thanks for the thoughts on the tree - unfortunately, our sage bush is not a great example of the species, but Privet hedge aplenty, both in our garden and on the estate I live on in general - when the housing estate was built in the early 1920's every garden was divide by said hedge - there's still miles of it, nearly 100 years later. As for grapes, I've not seen wild ones, but we do have a local wine producer here in sunny Gloucestershire ...

RMZ

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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2018, 07:40:04 AM »

 I like a ghost town scenario, it reminds me of the film which I think starred Richard Widmark where the climax was an Indian attack on the bad guys who are holed up in a ghost town. Can't for the life of me remember the name.


You tease !  lol

Offline FifteensAway

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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2018, 03:26:15 PM »
The Law and Jake Wade - shot on the east side of the Sierras so a rather 'barren' desert area, probably mostly tumble weeds and stunted trees.  It's what we call high desert out here in the west.  And, trust me, it gets bloody damned cold in the high desert - at least in southern California.  A bit north of where this was shot is the famed ghost town of Bodie, California.