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streetline Inactive Member22 Oct 2012 4:16 a.m. PST

Does anyone make town/shop signs in 15mm for the old west? I hate lettering and some bits of paper to glue on would improve my life greatly…. and if they fit the Peter Pig buildings, all the better…

Unrepentant Werewolf at work Inactive Member22 Oct 2012 4:38 a.m. PST

Try these, they are 28mm but that just means that instead of small 28mm signs they are large 15's.

streetline Inactive Member22 Oct 2012 5:12 a.m. PST

Erm, these?

Personal logo Inari7 Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2012 5:26 a.m. PST

Someone forgot to link, anyway. I made my signs.

I got some cheap balsa wood from a hobby store.

Then found some linen paper from another hobby store and printed up a sign I wanted using a western font.
Then I made frames out of the balsa wood using an exacto knife and glue.
I used a brown ink wash on the frame then glued the sign I made to the back like a painting.
I made about 10 signs in one afternoon. It was pretty easy.

Here is a picture of my town, and you can see some of the signs I made.


streetline Inactive Member22 Oct 2012 5:53 a.m. PST

Nice. I had a feeling I'd be making my own but thought I should check….

MajorB22 Oct 2012 6:17 a.m. PST

Maybe some useful stuff here:
TMP link

streetline Inactive Member22 Oct 2012 7:35 a.m. PST

My Google fu is clearly weak. Thanks, Margard.

War In 15MM22 Oct 2012 7:40 a.m. PST

If you have some ability with computers, you can print your own using the different fonts that are available. I did mine years ago and printed them on decal paper. Back in those days my ability with computers was that my daughter had ability with computers. Although I have long since lost the originals/masters, you can see what I did with my Peter Pig building signs at

streetline Inactive Member22 Oct 2012 8:24 a.m. PST

I was looking at those earlier, they're very nice indeed.

Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Oct 2012 1:50 p.m. PST

Whitewash City has some for only $1.50 USD a set. They are very nice.

Unrepentant Werewolf 2 Inactive Member22 Oct 2012 4:14 p.m. PST

Oops! The perils of answering while at work…
was what I meant.

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