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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
A "Reefer" in railroad parlance is a refrigerator car whether its mechanical (has an air conditioner) or iced (ice bunkers). This particular one is a private label car which features a lot of advertising by the owner (such advertising on these cars was eventually outlawed, mid 1930's I think) so a string of these looked like rolling billboards. I would love to find decals to do a Coors Beer Reefer they are quite striking. I received this car a couple of months ago and I felt the need to do some weathering so out it came. Certainly not my best weathering work but it will look good on the gaming
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, al
I know some of you are thinking does he ever paint anything? I do, I am, but since they are competition pieces I won't show them off yet. However, I did paint up the first official painted miniature for my town of Calamity. This is Reaper's Female Huckster from their Savage Worlds line #59025. She should make a great gambler and if I decide that we will be playing Deadlands, the Weird West, on the Calamity board then she can actually be a Huckster (think wizards with cards as the material component). I actually painted her up for a local painting competition mostly to support the store. Sh