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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 3:23 p.m. PST

"This building is ideal for the Main street or ‘Main Drag' of town. Main Street buildings were very often brightly painted (at least below the eaves of the roof line) and this is no exception even the windows and door frames as well as the porch brackets have been painted to be bright and colourful. The external doors are all hinged and can open and close at any time. Not only is the outside highly detailed, the inside walls are well detailed and white washed. The ridged roof and porch roofs all come away to help with movement of figures during in-game action. The upper storey is accessed from the external staircase that sits on the boardwalk to the side of the building. The first storey sits securely on a raised sub-floor and also included with the kit are raised boardwalks that go beside the sub-floor giving many options of alignment…"
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Question: Anyone had buyed this building?
If the answer is yes, comments?

Many thanks in advance for your guidance.

Amicalement
Armand

sneakgun21 Jun 2013 4:03 p.m. PST

I bought a whole set. The first one you build is kind of fiddly, but after that, they are not that hard to put together. The doors are all separate pieces and open and close. I used clothespins to hold the walls together after gluing. I have all of my cowboys on wooden bases and all look okay next to the buildings. Black Scorpion and Reaper figures tend to look really tall though but still fit under the porch roofs.

They go well with my ERTL cowtown buildings but are small compared to some Old Glory Resin buildings.

Regards,
Brian

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 6:16 p.m. PST

I built my own western town from scratch for under $40.00 USD total. It took a bit of time, but was a pleasant and rewarding task. I can't imagine how anyone could spend $60.00 USD on a single building!

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 10:25 p.m. PST

Hi, I have built and bought my buildings for the Old West. Some folks don't have the skill, tools or time to create their own buildings. But perhaps they have the cash. That's why they buy theirs.

The building posted looks nice. However, I think the floor level separation is pretty noticeable so wouldn't be interested in it.

Old Glory has a particular Saloon that I want to buy. It's quite nice! I like their Old West buildings.

Thanks,

John

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2013 11:03 a.m. PST

Many thanks for your guidance boys!.

Amicalement
ARmand

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