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Offline Deedles

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Re: Vulture Creek - Western Town
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2012, 07:57:54 PM »
Enjoyed all the eye candy on here , thanks Digits
Cheers
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Offline Elbows

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Re: Vulture Creek - Western Town
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2012, 10:41:26 PM »
Fantastic stuff, absolutely fantastic.  I love the crawling vine on the wood...very slick.



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Offline Mason

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Re: Vulture Creek - Western Town
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2012, 10:52:57 PM »
 :o :o :o

So glad that you resurrected this thread.
I had not seen it before and it is lovely.

Some wonderful buildings, conversions and painting.

Refering to one of your first posts, that 'sepia is better as your painting is not so good' or something like that: Rubbish!
This thread is pure gold!
 :-* :-* :-*

Now I want one of those horses and to start converting some nuns.

Damn you!
 ;)


Offline Digits

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Re: Vulture Creek - Western Town
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2012, 11:40:53 PM »
Cheers fellas, real glad you like it.   :)

I'm planning a few smaller but taller infill buildings which will be up soon.  I'm also of a mind to paint more figures. 
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Offline Marine0846

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Re: Vulture Creek - now with "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas!"
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2012, 08:58:42 AM »
Really love the building.
I really should be painting more of my Western stuff.
The horse is great.
Very fine painting on the Mexicans.
I wish there were mounted figures for those guys.
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Offline The Voivod

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Re: Vulture Creek - now with "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas!"
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2012, 09:44:13 AM »
As much as I like western, I don't think I'll ever need western terrain.
Doesn't stop me from appreciating some beautifully done buildings.
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Offline Digits

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Re: Vulture Creek - now with "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas!"
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2012, 09:50:55 PM »
Cheers fellas.  Marine - me too, that WOULD be something.


Decided to paint some figures.



First up, Pinkertons have been drafted in to protect the cathouse following overtures by two of the areas more notorious gangs to muscle in on the action.











Whilst the brushes were out, I decided to give my original VC gang an overhaul.











And I painted the start of a NEW gang, I love this reaper figure.  Me thinks this gang will be based out of the cathouse!   Pillow companions by night, damned Killers by day!






And I solved my window issue by pulling appart a WIP project that was always going to be too big for the table.  Enough here for a few buildings!




Offline Elbows

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Re: Vulture Creek - now with "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas!"
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2012, 11:46:39 PM »
Slick, where do you get your doors/windows?

I love the mud on the bottom of your dusters - love the Pinkertons!

Offline Digits

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Re: Vulture Creek - now with "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas!"
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2012, 11:53:41 PM »
Cheers Elbows - yes, I was trying for something different with the dusters.  May have slightly overdone it.  ;)

As for the windows, TM Terrain used to sell them but Dave informs me no longer  :(

These will keep me going for a bit, though I also just ordered some from Antenoctis which I will have a play with.  Their Ganht doors look very promising.

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Re: Vulture Creek - now with "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas!"
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2012, 11:58:59 PM »
Brilliant work  :-*  Don't give up on the sepia pics, they look great  8)

Is that an oil wash on the figures or army painter?
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Offline Digits

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Re: Vulture Creek - now with "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas!"
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2012, 12:03:30 AM »
Agrax earthshade over a dry brush of scorched brown at the base. 

After I make the next few buildings, I will set up a few town / in game pics in sepia with a little narrative, cheers.

Offline Digits

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Re: Vulture Creek - now with "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas!"
« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2012, 04:38:56 PM »
Right, my gahnt doors and windows have arrived too.  I have a stack of foamboard and a few sheets of balsa begging to be used so time to build a few more.

First will be a tall end building with three floors as I don't yet have a building with twin balconies (above and below).  I also want this to have side steps / like fire escapes for gaming interest.

Built next to it will be a simple twin story but I'd like a bow window downstairs for interest.

I'll start knocking up the shell tonight for these  me thinks.


The one I'd love to have a go at though, is the clock building from "The quick and the dead" but I'm struggling to find a decent image of it.  Can anyone please help with a picture or two?

Offline Digits

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Re: Vulture Creek - now with "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas!"
« Reply #42 on: December 07, 2012, 11:55:32 PM »
I'll pop up a few WIP pics as I go along.  Here's the first of those buildings.  I've just created the shell and stuck the windows where I want them.



I usually start out by planking in the board walk.  This is simply so I get a good finish at the base of any walls and so I can glue pillars to the top of the boards if necessary.




The awkward part with this build is the balcony platforms.  I use basswood for these as it's a lot stronger than balsa.  They are not particularly level, but then I do most of it by eye - adds to the rustic effect me thinks! ;)




Will be using plastic steps for ease, you get the idea here.



Now for planking in.....
« Last Edit: December 08, 2012, 11:12:24 PM by Digits »

Offline The Voivod

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Re: Vulture Creek - latest feature boarding house walk thru scratch build
« Reply #43 on: December 09, 2012, 10:34:11 AM »
Sweet looking. I always like seeing it build from the ground up like this.
I think one of the problems I have concerning scenery is I'm cheap on it. I always go for the cheapest option (make it all myself).
This makes me think I need to reconsider this.
It never ends up looking this good.

Offline Za Zjurman

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Re: Vulture Creek - latest feature boarding house walk thru scratch build
« Reply #44 on: December 09, 2012, 01:15:42 PM »
Very nice, I'll be following this thread very closely.

Regards,
Za

 

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