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Offline Deedles

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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2013, 07:53:56 PM »
@Deedles: your town is absolutely awesome, much eyecandy there!!!  :).

What rules did you use?

thanks

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i have them in pdf if you want them.
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Offline Legionnaire

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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2013, 07:56:43 PM »
Thanks for the link mate, will have a Desmond at some point  lol. I use SGS from THW myself, because they lend themselves well for solo play.
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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2013, 08:32:01 PM »
Very cool town Deedles. I like the building under construction.

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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2013, 08:40:06 PM »
Very cool town Deedles. I like the building under construction.

Thanks , the under construction are by "Products for wargamers"
http://www.productsforwargamers.com/buildings.html , cost is £8.00


Offline Deedles

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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2013, 10:58:09 AM »
A few more pictures of Serenity Flatts taken by Count Belisarious yesterday









Elbows - sorry i seem to have hi-jacked this thread!

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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2013, 12:53:41 PM »


This one is very atmospheric. Very nice pictures. Definitively love your town.

Offline smokezombie

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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2013, 02:59:14 PM »
Love what you did for the cattle. Where did you get them?
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Offline Deedles

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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2013, 03:17:23 PM »
Love what you did for the cattle. Where did you get them?

They are 1/64th scale made by ERTL in scale terms they fit in alright with 28mm, cattle were I believe in general smaller then than now anyway. They are Hereford breed which were found in the west. Based on hexes so the herd or elements can random move on the roll of a d6.

I found them on Ebay from a US site cost $8.99 plus shipping. I bought two sets and in total paid about £18.00 . No import taxes as the original product value (not inc postage) was less than £15 gbp . arrived in 10 days. I was not able to find them at all in the UK.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PACKAGE-of-25-ERTL-HEREFORD-Cows-Calfs-Cattle-NIP-/260777896247?pt=Diecast_Vehicles&hash=item3cb792e937

They are a hard rubber/plastic and come pre coloured , just needed the eye painting in,matt varnish and basing

They have managed to kll a few guys who failed a reaction test when stampeding through town! The cattle rusting scenario I have run in the past was also good fun with the herd proving a real random element!

« Last Edit: March 24, 2013, 03:24:33 PM by Deedles »

Offline smokezombie

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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2013, 03:25:50 PM »
What a top answer. Cheers fella.

Offline Heisler

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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2013, 03:43:50 PM »
Ertl also makes a longhorns but they no longer make the big 24 pack and, apparently, they are now only available in one of the farm sets. You can occasionally find packs of 8 on ebay.
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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2013, 08:39:58 PM »
@Deedles: I think those cattle look right at home in your town, great find.  :)

Ahem, after seeing all the nice creations and takes on a western town by you lot here, I'm a bit hesitant to "show mine". I've always had a very tight budget and not invested a lot in the hobby, hence most scenery is paper craft (Eric Hotz' Whitewash City). BUT there's a change a gonna come! Since I've discovered the MDF buildings I've decided to replace the paper craft ones with MDF's. The paper craft are alright but there are two drawbacks IMHO, they warp easily and the b**ody chimneys come off all the time!!!

Now after all that yakking, I give you a rough outline of Ashbury, Colorado  :)!






Offline Heisler

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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2013, 09:07:55 PM »
Looks pretty good to me! We all start somewhere and you are planning a gradual upgrade of your buildings so it will only get better. As long as you can play a game and have a good time everything else is secondary.

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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2013, 09:30:17 PM »
. As long as you can play a game and have a good time everything else is secondary.

fully agree

Legionnaire, fear not just build up bit by bit as you go, and simple scratchbuild is pretty cost effective too
« Last Edit: March 25, 2013, 08:21:10 AM by Deedles »

Offline Elbows

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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2013, 11:31:54 PM »
Legionnaire - you can also spruce stuff up with some home-made terrain.  Lollipop sticks and bits of wood can be had cheap from the craft store.  Old West stuff is one of the few things where you can get away with simply cutting/hacking and gluing and it'll pass.  My town is all MDF cut stuff for the buildings, but almost everything else is hand-made out of wood bits.

PS: Deedles, I'd been looking at ESCI/ERTL cattle...and I happen to have over 100 mdf hexes sitting in a box.  I may have to steal your D6 scatter idea, pretty slick!
« Last Edit: March 24, 2013, 11:33:26 PM by Elbows »



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Re: Old West Town Roll Call!
« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2013, 02:29:42 AM »
I once looked up real genuinely odd Old West town names and came up with this list.

Cumming
Climax
The mind boggles at some of these.

These two are towns here in Georgia.  Still inhabited.
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