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  1. I've backed a previous Blackwater Gulch kickstarter and been pleased with what I received.
  2. I have been working on my wild west town of Calamity for a long time. I have managed to acquire a number of different rules for Wild West miniatures during the course of working through the build. I recently did a review of the different rule sets that I have managed to accumulate over the last couple of years. I thought some of you might be interested in seeing some of the myriad of rules that are out there for the wild west. These posts aren't reviews in the sense of whether I like the rules or not but more of a breakdown on how the game works and its basic mechanics. http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-boot-hill-tsr.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-dead-mans-hand-great.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-desperado-knuckleduster.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-fistful-of-lead.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-legends-of-old-west.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-rules-with-no-name.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-shoot-n-skedaddle.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-gutshot-hawgleg.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-compilation.html I tried not to be biased towards any specific set of rules because I know that people are not necessarily looking for the same thing that I am in a set of rules. For example if I was going to run a campaign more in line with an RPG, I would probably use Gutshot it just provides that extra level of detail that would really make a western RPG really pop. For more general shoot 'em up fun I would personally lean towards Shoot N' Skedaddle or Fistful of Lead; Reloaded. There is a western RPG out there called Aces and Eights by Kenzer Co and I do own it but I didn't include it here as it really is a true RPG Western game and I find that I have difficulty working my way through it. I also left out Deadlands for much the same reason although I'm a huge fan of the original system and still own most of the books for it.
  3. I'm still contemplating exactly what I want my saloons for Calamity to like. In the meantime I decided that something a bit more complicated was called for. This is the "Hardware" store, I'm not sure it will remain a hardware store in the end but for now its a convenient handle. Still in the construction phase but the light at the end of the tunnel is starting to get bigger. Here is a link to the last installment on my blog: http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/01/building-calamity-27-hardware-store.html
  4. I really have far too many miniatures. At least 20, and with a further 20 inbound from the 20 kickstarters I have backed the last few years. So for 2016 I will try to crank out those minis at an elevated pace, and chalk up an even 366 -one for each day - finished by the end of the year. Of course, this means that to avoid spamming the excellent reaper forums with samey, production-line dross nobody really wants to see, I will not be posting each and every one done here even though the rpchallenge says I should. Instead I will post Reaper minis and maybe some other that I find interesting enough. The rest will get pictures linked to the rpchallenge monthly post for anybody who might be interested. so.... I am pushing to finish off the Shadows of Brimstone game sets, and without further ado, here are the Heroes of The Shadows of Brimstone! City of the Ancients: Saloon Girl - Bandido - U S Marshal - Gunslinger Swamps of Death Lawman - Rancher - Indian Scout - Preacher For some reason, I always gravitate towards the monsters and creatures in a game such as this, and I find the heroes to be a bit...meh, I simply do not find them all that interesting. This means I tend to put them off until the end. And that they tend to get somewhat uninspired paint jobs... And it must be said that they do look much better IRL when not magnified like in the pictures. The Preacher is the same one I painted last year, and is in the picture for sake of completeness. This completes the City of the Ancients game set. So, all that is left is the big winged demon thing from Swamps of Death, the one that is so big it needs to squat on its haunches to be able to reach the heroes...but how to paint it? The Heroes from both Shadows of Brimstone game sets Flying Frog Productions HIPS plastic 30mm bases
  5. Heisler

    A Row House for Calamity

    This is the 2nd row house for my western town of Calamity and I finished it off over the weekend. I tried out a couple of different techniques and materials but overall the build is almost the same as the first row house I built. Primary components are; foamed PVC sheets and commercial parts for the doors and windows. I used a wood shingle for the roof which lent itself to slightly different style of weathering than I use on a paper or cardstock shingle. I'm still up in the air on the usefulness of chipping fluid to create chipped paint and a lot of the chips are actually painted on. Another completed build for Calamity. Here are some pictures of the build along with links to the relevant sections of my blog. If you dig a little bit you can find the blog posts for the 1st version of the row house. ] http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/12/building-calamity-9-row-house-2-initial.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/12/building-calamity-10-row-house-2.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/12/building-calamity-11-row-house-2-more.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/12/building-calamity-12-row-house-2-even.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/12/building-calamity-13-row-house-2.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/12/building-calamity-14-row-house-2-roof.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/12/building-calamity-15-row-house-2.html
  6. odinsgrandson

    Latigo Posse

    Here are some Guild minis that I painted up just a little while ago. I really felt that the skin tones should vary among the crew, and here are the results:
  7. So I'm looking to expand my western movie collection. While I know we all have our favorite western films this time around I'm looking for those definitive western films. Along the lines of a director's best western film, an actor or actress' best western film. The only restrictions are: 1) You have to tell me why you picked that film so state whether its for the director or the actor. You can only name a director, actor or actress once.For instance you could name Clint Eastwood twice, once for his best (or defining) western role and once for his best (or defining) western film he directed. He could still appear in other films you have selected. 2) Don't just throw a list out there, I want to know why I should consider hunting down that film. 3) You can name as many movies as you like as long as they fulfill the 1st restriction. Ready......Go!
  8. The is the first of three or four buildings that I'm scratchbuilding for my wild west town of Calamity. The driving concept behind Calamity is a display board to be used at conventions to promote my local miniatures gaming club (The League of Extraordinary Gamers or LEG). I want it to be the kind of board that really draws people in and gets them fired up to learn and play a game and get introduced to miniature games. With that in mind my builds tend to be a bit more involved than you would ordinarily put into a building meant for gaming. That goes for all of my laser cut buildings as well, all will be dressed up when I start building the boards themselves. I opted for styrene plastic as my main material. Its easy to work with, readily available and the core plastic I can pick up for free from one of my friends in the banner printing business. This also allows me to use commercially available doors and windows from the local model railroad store. The Calamity Newspaper Office (although it could serve as anything, even a saloon) is based on plans from one of my model railroad books "Structures of the Early West", 2nd edition 1994, Joseph Crea and Elwood Bell, and is still standing in Crested Butte Colorado (its a restaurant now, another friend has eaten there and says they have great burgers). I don't think that this book is in print anymore but if you can find a copy it has a lot of different buildings in it. This building is built to 1/56th scale, which is about as close to correct as we get for our miniatures. The doors are all O Scale, or 1/48th scale, from Grandt Line as are the windows. I found that the S Scale, or 1/64th scale, doors were a bit to small in most cases but the S Scale windows work quite well. But the building proportions themselves are all set to 1/56th. Here is a picture of the building as it stands right now before any, major, exterior painting has been started. There is some test color for my weathered undercoat on the back wall, which I rather like. I have been covering building the Newspaper Office, and my trials and tribulations, on my blog. Here are the links from prototype to completed model if you would like to see this building's journey from matt board to final assembly. These are in sequence from start to current: http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/12/calamity-prototype-building-newspaper.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/12/calamity-prototype-buildings-moving.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/12/calamity-newspaper-office-cutting-parts.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/12/calamity-newspaper-office-time-for-some.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/12/calamity-newspaper-office-doors-and-more.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/12/calamity-newspaper-office-interior-work.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2014/01/calamity-newspaper-office-final-assembly.html
  9. This is the first building for my western town of Calamity that is scratchbuilt (well mostly, I cheated on doors and windows). I'm referring to this building and the few other scratchbuilt buildings as "Hero" buildings. They will be buildings where I expect a lot of action to take place. The rest of the buildings, which make up the bulk of the town, are "Sidekick" buildings. They are there to further the action and may see some, none or even a lot of action. Some "Sidekick" buildings might be upgraded to "Hero" buildings later on. I have a ton of buildings finished so I'm ready to get started on the board sometime after ReaperCon 2014. Here are a few pictures of the finished buildings and a few links if you want to see the the whole series of posts about the work on this building. The last post: http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2014/01/calamity-newspaper-office-finishedfor.html The series http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/12/calamity-prototype-building-newspaper.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/12/calamity-prototype-buildings-moving.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/12/calamity-newspaper-office-cutting-parts.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/12/calamity-newspaper-office-time-for-some.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/12/calamity-newspaper-office-doors-and-more.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/12/calamity-newspaper-office-interior-work.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2014/01/calamity-newspaper-office-final-assembly.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2014/01/calamity-newspaper-office-few-coats-of.html
  10. My western town of Calamity finally has some new, painted, denizens to populate it. This is the rest of the stuff I managed to finish before the end of the holiday weekend. Although there are 8 minis in the picture only 5 of them count towards the total. That brings me up 22 for the holiday weekend. Here's the group shot: left to right Wargames Foundry Rusty Dimmock, Reaper Female Huckster, Dixon Bystander, Black Scorpion Tombstone 5, Reaper Miss Scarlet, Reaper Female Huckster, Brigade Games Western Characters I (Gambler), Brigade Games Western Characters I (Bartender) Individual pictures are on my blog at: http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/12/citizens-of-calamity-more-new-folks.html
  11. I finally was able to acquire six of 4Ground's Dead Man's Hand buildings and built the first one up the day I arrived back from LA. Fantastic Service from Great Escape Games had them waiting for me on the doorstep (well in the house, one of the boys did bring the package inside). This is Side Street Building #2. I liked the kit and found it fun to build. Naturally I took extensive photos of my first build and noted some spots that I had difficulty with. Here are a couple pictures of the finished structure and if you interested in the trials and tribulations (actually not many) of building this beastie head on over to my blog: http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2013/08/building-4ground-dead-mans-hand-side.html Note that this is a very picture intensive blog post even for me.
  12. I still have some buildings left to build, including the centerpiece which will be scratchbuilt. However, I thought it was time to get some paint on the buildings I have finished. This will be a two step process. Step 1 painting on the undercoat. In most cases this will also be the final color for the sides and backs of most of the buildings. On the front this is the undercoat and will be covered with paint and then partially exposed to create a peeling paint effect. This is definitely a "season to taste technique". There is more detail on my blog: link Here are a couple of shots of the first three buildings to get this treatment.
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