Fistfull of Lead Town

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Fistfull of Lead Town

Postby Whiterook » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:21 pm

These are pictures of a town built by David Grubman for his Fistfull of Lead game. For a more complete description of the game, see his thread on Lead Adventure Forum http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=34974.0

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My faorite piece is the saloon....amazing detail. What I like best about these buildings is, the use of the popsicle sticks relly speak to rough-built structures to me. I think it captures the rough and tumble construction methos reflected in the Old West. With paint and weathering, these are gonna look DYNAMITE!
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Re: Fistfull of Lead Town

Postby Whiterook » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:26 pm

Here's a few pics of how he constructed them:

This is the Doctor's building....

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He drafted out the plan.....

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He cutout some cardboard as the base and then smeared on some glue, after which went on the popsicle sticks.....

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Then gluing the syructure together.....

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This is cool stuff!
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Re: Fistfull of Lead Town

Postby Frank » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:20 am

Great looking town!! Not sure if the popsicle sticks are a bit over sized though, possibly Subway stirring sticks might be better. We have a similar town at our club and used it for a game of Zombies and Cowboys this hallow`een. Played on one of the felt Hotzmat`s it looked really spectacular. There is a bat Rep and flickr stream on the front page of our website

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Re: Fistfull of Lead Town

Postby Whiterook » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:00 am

Frank wrote:Great looking town!! Not sure if the popsicle sticks are a bit over sized though, possibly Subway stirring sticks might be better. We have a similar town at our club and used it for a game of Zombies and Cowboys this hallow`een. Played on one of the felt Hotzmat`s it looked really spectacular. There is a bat Rep and flickr stream on the front page of our website

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Cool stuff that too! I can't believe how big the zombie and vampire market is, LOL!

I was thinking the same thing on the size of the popsicle sticks. I would have used the wooden stirring sticks you find at coffee shops here in the States, as they are more to scale; but that said, I think he captured the rough-hewned look typical of the era quite nicely....and the construction in its very simplicity is superb.
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Re: Fistfull of Lead Town

Postby Frizzenspark » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:21 am

Popsicle sticks..... why didn't I think of that?... blends rustic, folksy, nostalgia and toyish themes all together.... these look great nekkid, but I can visualize them painted.... The fact that everthing is made from popsicle sticks ties everything together quite well....
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