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Offline KD47

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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #165 on: April 20, 2021, 01:02:50 AM »
Hey guys,

I temporarily escaped my confinement the other day and took a trip to the Ace hardware on El Camino.   In their back room on the wall they have some Sactown local interest books with old photos of Sacaramento from the early 20th century.   FYI if you're looking for visual source material.   The midtown book looked pretty good, as did the old restaurant book.   
For former content of mine, search my former user ID kalebdaark:

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=4831

Offline mikos khan

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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #166 on: April 20, 2021, 04:49:33 AM »
Cool, I'll take a look this weekend. 

Offline leadfool

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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #167 on: April 20, 2021, 05:58:06 AM »
I have the one on the Highway patrol and the one of Davis.  They are all old photo collections organized by location or theme.  They sell them in drug stores as well. 
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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #168 on: April 20, 2021, 06:01:57 AM »
Hey, Mikoskhan, weren't my photos good enough?  They show the board set up before the troops arrived. 

Offline mikos khan

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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #169 on: April 21, 2021, 12:43:57 AM »
Well, I didn't want to say anything - just kidding.  Actually, I didn't get any photos.  If you could resend them I'll get them posted 

Offline mikos khan

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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #170 on: April 22, 2021, 02:51:31 AM »
As promised, here are more long lost still photos from the legendary directors cut of the Battle of Rancho Cordova.  Photos by leadfool.  Enjoy.   

Offline mikos khan

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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #171 on: April 22, 2021, 02:53:19 AM »
More photos. 

Offline leadfool

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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #172 on: April 22, 2021, 05:44:16 AM »
The paved road would eventually be called Folsom Blvd.  Because it ends in the foothill town of Folsom CA.  Home of the famous prison. 
The dirt road represents one of the county roads with original names like 7,8,9 etc.

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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #173 on: April 22, 2021, 09:17:21 AM »
Loving the half track/truck.
What is the story behind that?

Offline leadfool

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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #174 on: April 23, 2021, 04:21:29 AM »
has been.
The half track truck was a lucky ebay purchase.  It is a version of a German WWII prime mover.  The Germans made a number of them in WWII it is a Maullitier truck, with a small tank for the tracks.  It is really too late for our period by about 7 years, but it could have been made.  I believe the actual tanks were British tanks captured after Dunkirk.   Maybe Bren carriers. 

I am sure someone who know vehicles knows what I am talking about.  I am more the gun guy.   

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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #175 on: April 23, 2021, 01:27:48 PM »
Thanks for the answer Leadfool.
Don't think it would have been Bren carriers, not big enough,
I too will defer to the 'Tankies' of the world.

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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #176 on: April 23, 2021, 01:55:37 PM »
Typically in these games we grab every vehicle that looks right.  For some reason we have an inordinate amount of Colmans mustard trucks.  We haven't gotten around to painting them to look more Sacramento.  We could have the Glenn dairy or the Markstein beverage company.  Maybe a Wells Fargo armored car.  ....

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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #177 on: April 23, 2021, 05:36:52 PM »
It might be worth asking one of the companies that will do
a small run of transfers. I think most of them (according to a friend)
are USA based. You could get them to do some transfers of
American companies (real or imaginary) & after a repaint stick them
onto the vans & trucks.
By the way my friend had some Mexican police logos done.
They looked very nice on the diecast police cars.

Offline KD47

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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #178 on: April 25, 2021, 08:12:31 PM »
Here's something you may find useful:   Print custom decals on paper: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRgepSBdJLs

Or you could just go "quick and dirty" and just print out the logo on a matching background color, just cut it out and glue it into place.   Looks rough, but sometimes it's "good enuf".

Or use inkjet-capable waterslide decals: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=testors+decal+paper&ref=nb_sb_noss

Quick note about the clear waterslide decals:   your background color should be a very light color, or the print colors will blend to the background and won't look right.   You could get white decal paper but you'll need to take care with the trimming and edge blending.   I learned my lesson with some clear "grafitti" decals.

Those will give your cars and trucks that Sactown feel.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2021, 08:20:03 PM by KD47 »

Offline mikos khan

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Re: ACW II 1933. New Sacramento Campaign
« Reply #179 on: April 26, 2021, 12:50:58 AM »
Photos of the our latest (non campaign game) the Battle of Bryte - now part of West Sacramento.  This was a fight between the Bund and the Silver Legion against a heterogenous force of mercenaries hired by the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce.  The objective was to capture a supply cache hidden in a couple of buildings located in the center of the board.  The forces were pretty evenly matched and the contest quickly degenerated into a close range melee (which the mercenaries were winning) until the nationalist command group made a daring foray which secured the objective and ended the game.  Photos below.       

 

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