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 Posted: Thu Feb 23rd, 2017 08:19 am
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Steam beer, I learned yet another new thing here! :)



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 Posted: Thu Feb 23rd, 2017 12:21 pm
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Thanks Guys!  Yes, I've researched a few saloons. ;)   I have some bottles from Stewart Dollhouses.  I will be working them up.  And, yes Jose... I have a scatter gun!:cb:  Thank you very much, I'm working up some more stuff and hope to have more in the next few days.  This posting is fun!



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 Posted: Thu Feb 23rd, 2017 07:08 pm
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Steven B wrote:  

Oh My!  Look it worked!  :glad:


GREAT work, how'd you do the seams in the 'canvas'? Did you just alow for the paint to dry to harden and make the shape hold?
I would love to make a few WW2 'wall' tents, using you methods!



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Hi Lee, I think WWII walls would be a bit easier on the framework.  It was easy, sewing 1A, but with CA not thread.  I figured out what size I wanted and I sketched a pattern basically like the one below.  I cut out the pattern and lightly traced it on the napkin material.  I cut the ends out of the material that I used with a razor blade.  I then measured the length of the middle (roof and walls), cut it out.

I folded the roof & walls in half for the ridge, then folded it again to create the walls.  Then I folded the "tabs" on the front and back to 90 degrees and CAed the tabs to the wall and roof sections accordingly.  Bango, you've got the wall tent.  You can then wash it OD to make it military.  Easy peasy.  Obviously with your other hobby you are familiar with the framing of a wall tent.  Good to go.  If you need further clarification, just ask.
 

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 Posted: Fri Feb 24th, 2017 06:11 pm
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Antone has been busy.  Had a freighter come up from Austin and brought a load of refreshments, Champagne, Kentucky Bourbon, Sazarac, and more beer.  There were even seegars!  :mex:


The bar was stocked, a pail of wash water brought in, a clean towel and extra cases of Sarsaparilla and Champagne were stowed underneath.  And yes, Jose, there is a piece ready for come what may.


I didn't fill the shelves, I would have put glasses there, but there is no way anyone could see them.  They would be an invisible version of Lee's corn...$$$$.




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 Posted: Fri Feb 24th, 2017 06:38 pm
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Steven B wrote:





























They would be an invisible version of Lee's corn...$$$$.





I'm sure the Ensor ladies over at the corn field on my layout would be just fine with some of the product of their Victory garden being transported back in time for such a use. My layout takes place where there were a lot of moonshiners, so they can appreciate good, "corn squeezins'" as well as the residents of your layout!

That is amazing work. I'd award you a veritable herd of moose for that, but somehow I'm having problems adding emoticons to my posts, in any of the board themes...
By the way, where did the bottles come from? They look amazing!





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Great stuff Steve. it's looking real user friendly now.



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Congrats!. Great model!
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 Posted: Sun Feb 26th, 2017 08:27 pm
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Thank you very much guys. 
Lee, the bottles come from two sources, the first is like your cornfield and are 3D printed, this also gave us the beer mugs and glasses.  It is called Stewart Dollhouse Creations, they are on the web.  The second, where the barrels and boxes also came from is Black Dog, a military modelers source.  I have bought these off eBay and they are 1/48.  For most of the bottles I searched out labels from my many years of saloon research and used authentic labels, some are too big, but printing them any smaller would make them blobs on paper.  The Stewart bottles some with some labels if you don't want to search.  But it used to be my job to find this stuff and recreate 1:1 scale.
So let's get this thing started, some of the locals are just getting in and are finding the selection rather nice.


Let's take a look inside, shall we?



Looks like business is picking up.  Antone's wife, Juanita, is helping out with the clientele.



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 Posted: Sun Feb 26th, 2017 08:52 pm
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William McIntosh, has come in to camp to buy some flour and other needed provisions for he and Patty Karnahan working their claim on Big Creek.  He stopped in to have a small draught and ran into Johan "Slim" Chance.  Slim is about the tallest feller in camp and skinny as a bean pole, but he likes his beer after washing gravel all day.  Antone is putting up a new stock of Kentucky Bourbon just in from the Transcontinental railway.

Elliot and the boys have taken up a game of cards to while away the afternoon.  Being up this high the sun can be very brutal and the mid afternoon can wear a man down, so many wait until a little later to resume work, when the steep canyon starts to shade the diggin's again.  Elliot is a bit of a cheat, his partners aren't quite yet aware of this.  I didn't model a regular saloon game because space was tight.  I have a larger more permanent building that I will interpret the leased space games like Pharo or Monte.

Charlie Wilson has just come into the saloon for supper, he took a cup of coffee, and has asked Juanita for a shot of something a bit stronger.  Jack Moore never bothered to wash a pan today.  He had a very good day yesterday and has been in the saloon since last night, he is barely on his feet now, and is quite nearly falling down.

Being at nearly 7000', as warm as it is during the day, it gets pretty chilly at night, and Antone brought his stove.  He remembers well the nights on Treasure Hill in White Pine, and swore that he would never be without heat again.  He sewed wool strips around the hole in the tent for the stove pipe to keep it from catching fire.  As much as he likes the camps, he knows that fire can be the death of them, so he fashioned a sandbox underneath the stove to catch cinders too.  That's all from Big Creek for now.  The next wagon hopefully will bring Antone's lamps that he ordered.  The candles scare him, especially when Jack gets in his cups.



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