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06 Jun 2017 9:03 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2017 4:49 p.m. PST

Believe it or not, I'm planning to get these three Blue Moon Boxer Rebellion buildings for my adventures with my 15mm Firefly/Serenity crew:


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My first question to you is, are there other historical or fantasy gaming buildings that mix East/West features in a similar manner, but that SF and other gamers could make use of?

For example, didn't someone use to make urban houses and shops for Vietnam? Or perhaps they still do?

Or could you direct me to good photos or sketches of real buildings you have seen (houses and shops) that show such a colorful mix, and that could be scratch-built without too much work?

My other option is to have alternate signs (with an Oriental flair) for what would otherwise be regular Old West town buildings:




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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jun 2017 7:48 p.m. PST

You could add Asian detail to lots of buildings to make them East/West. Doors, railings, lanterns, trim signs, that kind of thing. That and color goes a long way too.

Twoball Cane06 Jun 2017 7:57 p.m. PST

Khurasan has that egg noodle shop…kiosk

Game craft miniatures has those alien houses and catwalks that have an Asian flare to them.

Stealth100006 Jun 2017 10:48 p.m. PST

Dan its Timecast you are after.


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 7:04 a.m. PST

Wow! With all the reshuffling between boards, I lost the thread completely. I actually thought the topic had been deleted by the Editor for some reason. It wasn't in the Scratchbuilding or the 19th Century boards (where the other Boxer Rebellion "European" buildings were being announced). Glad to see it's still around.

Excellent ideas guys! I just ordered some tiny corrugated beads that I hope to turn into lanterns.

And Timecast may be the Vietnam company I saw a while back, though I imagined a completely different front to one of those buildings.

Thanks so much.

PS. If I were to scratchbuild something like this Boxer Rebellion market piece here, what would you use as a low-to-the-ground basing material? Vinyl flooring tile?




Lion in the Stars08 Jun 2017 9:11 a.m. PST

Vinyl floor tile is probably the cheapest option. You can get ~1.5mm sheet styrene by buying "for sale" signs, but the vinyl is probably going to be more durable.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 7:35 p.m. PST


Thanks. I wanted to keep relief to a minimum, but I also didn't want to risk warping.


ScottS12 Jun 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

That Boxer Rebellion terrain is outstanding!

Codsticker12 Jun 2017 10:51 a.m. PST

Lol… may favourite pic form Cacique Caribe's blog:

Who among us has not been there before?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 12:25 p.m. PST

LOL. What? Is that supposed to be me? Is that my house? Are those my figures and my books?

Don't think so. :)

PS. Do I have a blog?

Codsticker12 Jun 2017 1:59 p.m. PST

Well, it's from the link in your post.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 5:42 p.m. PST

Lol. Yes but that wasn't my blog. :)

PS. I wish that it was my blog. The terrain alone is fantastic.

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