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Offline smokezombie

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Re: Vulture Creek - latest feature boarding house walk thru scratch build
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2012, 02:18:37 PM »
You have some seriously amazing buildings there. Love the check waistcoat on the outlaw too.
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Re: Vulture Creek - latest feature boarding house walk thru scratch build
« Reply #46 on: December 09, 2012, 06:39:16 PM »
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.


With the exception of windows, so is mine!  Saying that I agree, pre made windows does make it so much easier.  If you can't get hold of resin windows, I would suggest getting so good highly detailed plastic ones, backing them and make yourself a mold.

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Re: Vulture Creek - latest feature boarding house walk thru scratch build
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2012, 07:30:14 PM »
Superb thread and WIP!  :-*

Offline The Voivod

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Re: Vulture Creek - latest feature boarding house walk thru scratch build
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2012, 08:24:23 PM »
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With the exception of windows, so is mine!  Saying that I agree, pre made windows does make it so much easier.  If you can't get hold of resin windows, I would suggest getting so good highly detailed plastic ones, backing them and make yourself a mold.

Yeah. That's what I meant.
I'm currently getting info (and money) to start casting.
I'll probably get hold of some windows and stuff by then as well.
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Re: Vulture Creek - latest feature boarding house walk thru scratch build
« Reply #49 on: December 10, 2012, 01:44:32 AM »
That last building is just begging for someone to fall over the top balcony! Good job :)

Offline Digits

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Re: Vulture Creek - latest feature boarding house walk thru scratch build
« Reply #50 on: December 10, 2012, 01:58:54 PM »
Believe me, falling off things in Vulture Creek is a common occurence!  We play a bastardised set of "Rules With No Name" which allows much scope for us to add our own flavour.  We start the game for example with a stagecoach Card and a VC Townsfolk card in the deck.   The townsfolk card always yields a random encounter or an NPC including, drunken indians, old timers, doves plying for business, guns at windows, dog bites, thrown out of dodge (including forcible ejection from WHATEVER floor you are currently on!), shotgun weddings, gambling debts, pesky kids and various lawment to name but a few.  The stagecoach on arrival in front of the big hotel, can be carryiying anyone from Black Hearted Jake to siren Calamity Jane!  If she starts singing and you are within earshot, you move the QUICKEST way to her, including flinging yourself off a balcony!

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Re: Vulture Creek - latest feature boarding house walk thru scratch build
« Reply #51 on: December 18, 2012, 08:00:10 PM »
Need building supplies to finish it, so I'll aim to do this over the xmas break.  Meanwhile really crappy pics of the start of my Apache warband  Loco, Nachite and Kaahtenay.


Offline Digits

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Re: Vulture Creek - scratchbuilt town - now with Apaches...
« Reply #52 on: December 20, 2012, 07:22:17 PM »
Maybe you'll like this idea - very simple cemetary.  Nothing fancy in VC - things die - a lot - fact.  I used the bits of balsa on the mat so when I pva'd and sanded over it, it should leave raised displaced ground to show body buried there.    Hanging tree is GW, as is the vulture, taken from a husker riders arm.  When painted, I'll add a little sign that he will be looking at.

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Offline Za Zjurman

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Re: Vulture Creek - scratchbuilt town - now with cemetary
« Reply #53 on: December 20, 2012, 08:01:37 PM »
Nice, I've been thinking about a graveyard for my own project. Consider this idea stolen... uhhh borrowed  ;)

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Offline Elbows

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Re: Vulture Creek - scratchbuilt town - now with cemetary
« Reply #54 on: December 20, 2012, 11:37:11 PM »
Hahaha, yeah a small graveyard has been on my mind - but moreso simply having an undertaker.  I need some coffins really.  Looks great!  What's the grey thing on top of the entry gate post?



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Re: Vulture Creek - scratchbuilt town - now with cemetary
« Reply #55 on: December 20, 2012, 11:44:50 PM »
A vulture!

Offline Elbows

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Re: Vulture Creek - scratchbuilt town - now with cemetary
« Reply #56 on: December 21, 2012, 06:17:27 AM »
Ahhh, okay, now I see it.  :`

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Re: Vulture Creek - scratchbuilt town - now with cemetary
« Reply #57 on: December 21, 2012, 04:44:29 PM »
"Purty faancy buryin' ground! Stone markers? Those are some rich folks dead in there! Most stiff gotta make do with a board with their name scratched on it - if'n anyone knew their name..."

Beautiful work - I'd love to play on this table!
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Offline Digits

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Re: Vulture Creek - scratchbuilt town - now with cemetary
« Reply #58 on: December 22, 2012, 08:58:20 PM »
Finally have my own stagecoach courtesy of Old Glory.  Looking to paint this up over the next few weeks.....






Offline Elbows

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Re: Vulture Creek - scratchbuilt town - now with cemetary
« Reply #59 on: December 23, 2012, 12:47:23 AM »
I want a stagecoach...but I'm also terrified of a stage coach.  lol

PS: I have to say I'm surprised no miniatures company has produced quality kits in plastic for the Old West.  While they would not sell in massed quantities...a nice crisp, easy to assemble plastic coach with horses, and a box of semi-modular cowboys (say 12-15 miniatures which can be custom tailored)..would be tits.

 

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