Today we embark on a new period (well not so new as I have been collecting and painting these for over 20 years now), the Wild West. I have been a lifelong fan of all things John Wayne and most other westerns. My Mother, God rest her soul, loved westerns of all types and my brothers and I grew up on the westerns of the 50's and 60's. Have Gun Will Travel, Wagon Train, Cheyenne, Bonanza, The Rifleman and all the others. My Grandmother even took us to see The Alamo with John Wayne when it came out.
Well with the advent of laser cutting and all of the wonderful companies who have been making outstanding western buildings, I have begun to complete my collection. In addition to the town I have assembled I also have cavalry and wild redskins which will be seen at a later date.
So without any more ado, here is the town of Cheyenne Gulch Texas.
I was very impressed with the precision and detail of each of these pieces and strongly recommend that you check them out. Figures are a mix of Knuckleduster, Dixon, Old Glory and Frontier.
Even though these turned out a bit fuzzy you can see the detail offered by this line of buildings. The top picture is the interior of the General Store. The kit comes with the shelving and counter pieces. Other details are barrels from the craft store along with tiny baskets filled with seeds some resin crates and the feed bags are from an old (55 years) Britain's farm set.
Below in the second picture is the Sheriffs Office and Jail. This is how the kit comes and you can see that it is split into the jail cell, office and front section. Very cool for gaming!
I have used scrap booking paper for my wallpaper and with a little patience and imagination you can create some decent Victorian walls and effects.
The bottom is the Livery Barn. The bales of hay are from railroad accessories. This is one of the plainest of the kits but has 3 roofs that come off to allow access to the interior.
Next we have the Millinery Store and the Saloon.
The Saloon kit comes with the bar and the two round tables. I have added the Knuckleduster piano player and the pool table vignette. The bartender is from Dixon. The front of the Saloon has another custom sign with Quincannon as the owner. This is in tribute to Sergeant Major Quincannon from the John Ford western trilogy.