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TurnStyle Inactive Member30 Nov 2012 5:53 p.m. PST

I'm taking a break from my Macross project to revisit my Old West stuff, paint some more models, build some more terrain etc.

Here are some pics from the last year and a half, when my buddies and I did a lot of Old West gaming, hosting a couple of games at conventions, and just playing on weekends.

Hope it serves as some motivation. The pictures of the completely Sepia tone were done because we were selling my buddy's line of buildings at the convention so we opted to use all of his demo models – unpainted. He's now selling stuff via Knuckleduster (he works for Tri-City Laser)

Feet up now Inactive Member30 Nov 2012 7:05 p.m. PST

Superb looking set up and look to the game.
I can tell everyone had a good time smiley faces and no trade mark folded arms from the people involved.

These pictures have shown me how laser cut buildings are perfect for wild west terrain.Nice one Turnstyle

TurnStyle Inactive Member30 Nov 2012 7:39 p.m. PST

Aha! Let me prove you wrong!


Yeah, laser cut MDF is fantastic. The ones pictures are early prototypes from Tri-City Laser, and early Sarissa Precision buildings. Both companies have come out with brilliant new designs.

My personal favorite (they don't do Old West) are 4Ground in the UK. Simply beautiful stuff! They also make simply superb wagons. Here are the 4Ground wagons which will be used:

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian01 Dec 2012 6:20 a.m. PST

Fantastic! I am painting some Knuckleduster figs as we speak. Inspirational indeed. One of those cases though where investment in the buildings far outweighs investment in the figs.

Deedles Inactive Member01 Dec 2012 9:30 a.m. PST

Great stuff, is the mat you are using home made or a commercial product?

TurnStyle Inactive Member01 Dec 2012 2:40 p.m. PST

The mat is one of the Hotz Mats. A bit expensive, but I purchased it a while ago. It' just a normal felt mat, but it has a printed street layout. My buddy also has one for when we're feeling like expanding the town (if needed).

I agree – it's a big investment in the buildings, and unfortunately unlike most terrain pieces, Old West buildings are decidedly…Old West. There's not much else you can use them for. But the Old West is as perfect a game setting as you'll find throughout the world.

The huge variety of games you can play is mind-numbing, and it's one of the only times in history where shootouts make sense (even if the number of them has been historically exaggerated).

I'm hoping to gather up some funds to be able to grab up a number of Sarissa's new adobe line (they have some beautiful Cantina models, an old Spanish church, etc.

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