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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Sarissa Precision Old West Buildings

 In preparation for a mate's birthday weekend of gaming, coming up in July, I have decided to put on a couple of games of something Old West.
I put an order in with Sarissa Precision, explained that it was a little urgent, and the wonderful people there (it was Steve I was communicating with) had my order to me in a little over a week's time. Not a bad effort at all considering that's a UK delivery to Australia.
With time against me I jumped in and started painting and designing signage immediately. The buildings paint up very quickly, especially if painted before construction. I simply do a heavy dry-brush of the appropriate colour, followed by another lighter dry-brush of the colour now mixed with brown but only around the edges. I think it looks effective enough.
Windows and doors were quickly dry-brushed an off white and then touched up with a white paint pen.
The Saloon was the most challenging as it's interior is fairly complex. I painted the inside in two colours and also added wallpaper to the bedrooms and on a wall of the common room.
All in all these buildings are great value for money and look good with not too much effort.

 









10 comments:

  1. Great work Furt, instant Wild West Town! Excellent signage and colour selection. You’ve done a good job turning it around so quickly.
    You could even use it to recreate scenes from Blazing Saddle, now where is that tin of beans?
    😃

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  2. Badges? We don't need no stinking badges. Thanks Captain!

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  3. Outstanding work Furt... they really are lovely.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  4. Excellent work! The whole setup looks great, with the extra touches like the horse rails, various bits such as chairs and sacks and stuff, and the dry, dusty looking surface the buildings are sitting on.

    (I'd suggest your town could use a jail/sheriff's office and bank, too... ;) ) :D

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    1. Thanks Fitz-Badger - I'm a strong believer in the little details. And yes a sheriff and bank, amongst others, is planned.

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  5. Lovely work on the buildings
    cheers John

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    1. Thanks John - I might do an Old West game at MOAB in the future.

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