Monday, August 11, 2014

Gardening in the Old West!


Where have I been, what have I been doing, whats going on? All great questions, well I am still here, been working on models and planning for a large game. But first up is what I was doing over this past weekend.

Well this past Sunday the wife and I went for a little hike here in Phoenix, while out I started looking at Saguaro Cactus and realized that I wanted to do a few for my old west gaming. Also while out hiking, I noticed some Ocotillo cactus and realized I could also model those as well. So when I got home I started on this project. The Ocotillo were the easiest to build, the Saguaro on the other hand took some time. I will be doing a How to articles, but for now here are a few shots of the cactus garden.

Cactus garden

Another shot of Cactus

Pegasus Hobbies cactus kits

Another set of Pegasus Hobbies cactus

Scratch Built Ocotillo

Scratch Built Saguaro Cactus

A Gorgon Miniature for scale
So the cactus are for a large game of Legends of the Old West that I will be running here in a few months as well as with a friend while at Adepticon next year. In fact your going to see a lot of old west projects here in the very near future.


 You see, this past year at Adepticon I was suppose to participate the Guns of April game, well due to a schedule overlap i was not able to play. But one thing that did come from me missing the game, I volunteered to help my buddy Merle run a large participation game for the following year. So my part is to write up some scenarios as well as build a 28mm Gold Mine!

So I will do a test game here in Phoenix and that means I will be adding some terrain as well as painting a few more Old West figures. So stay tuned... 

Adios Amigos...



Bluebear Jeff said...

Great-looking cactus and figures, sir. I particularly enjoyed the "prickly pear" cactus, as well as your painted figures.

-- Jeff

Randy Burnett said...

Those cacti look great!

Jon Halter said...

Fantastic! those look amazing!

Scott Bowman said...

Must admit they look very authentic... Wondering if they might work for a Harad setting? I'll have to do a google and see where exactly cacti grow...

Sincia Liu said...

Hello, These cacti look amazing! My daughter's K-class is doing a desert Diorama project and I was trying to draw some inspirations from the net. Saw you Ocotillo model and was fascinated by it. Were they difficult to make? Do you mind sharing the how-to on that one?