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Title: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: bml87 on November 24, 2018, 23:21:42
About one year ago I made my first Western diorama (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16454.0) and today I started to make a new Western Town. In fact it will be a reboot of the first one, this time with more details, new buildings en extra klickies. :cowboy:

At the moment I’m still waiting for two DS parts orders, I’m planning to make a small hotel in Steck and a blacksmith. I guess I’ll receive everything in two weeks. But don’t worry I got you a little teaser to start...

This time the farm house will have the bedroom upstairs so I have some storage space.
(https://i.imgur.com/x6wpTD3.jpg)

Mice alert!!!
(https://i.imgur.com/aagWcqN.jpg)

Let’s see if this guy can talk...
(https://i.imgur.com/eJDTdS1.jpg)

Speak up and you might get some food...
(https://i.imgur.com/InRObIK.jpg)

I would like to invest my money in this town.
(https://i.imgur.com/62Dna3N.jpg)

Clarice, can you give our guest something to drink?
(https://i.imgur.com/DvD2KNK.jpg)

Well of course, Mr. Banks!
(https://i.imgur.com/82Ksx6v.jpg)

Hmm, I hope Banks doesn’t make a mistake...
(https://i.imgur.com/8m7mXaE.jpg)

To be continued...
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: playmofire on November 25, 2018, 02:20:26
Certainly looking good and a great teaser - hurry up with more, please!
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: tahra on November 25, 2018, 18:34:15
Looks great - LOVE the food in the first pics..  :love:

Also looking forward to more ;)

Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: Macruran on November 26, 2018, 00:01:08
YEE HAW!  :cowboy: :yippee:
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: bml87 on November 27, 2018, 23:04:50
Certainly looking good and a great teaser - hurry up with more, please!

Looks great - LOVE the food in the first pics..  :love:

Also looking forward to more ;)

YEE HAW!  :cowboy: :yippee:

Thanks, glad you like it! Today I got a message of UPS, the parts for the blacksmith will arrive tomorrow! But that didn't stop me of creating other scenes in the meantime. During the next days I will mostly post pictures of interior scenes, because I still have to bake dark soil, to create the exterior scenery.

Today we will visit the restaurant of the Colorado Springs railway station! Please have a seat and enjoy a meal!
(https://i.imgur.com/n3xTmIK.jpg)

Su cerveza, señor. Salud!
(https://i.imgur.com/8mn3nOA.jpg)

You would like some sausages, don't you? My little friend!
(https://i.imgur.com/2olygjK.jpg)

That was an amazing meal! I guess, I'll sleep on the train...
(https://i.imgur.com/tFmt2PG.jpg)

Freddy and his atelier!
(https://i.imgur.com/UOTtkhW.jpg)

He's a true carpenter!
(https://i.imgur.com/54HSKIR.jpg)

I didn't expect the train so late, Mr. O'Malley (the cat)...
(https://i.imgur.com/dBu8WHh.jpg)

Welcome in the Golden Nugget!
(https://i.imgur.com/xSuKJky.jpg)

That was a great beer, Frank!
(https://i.imgur.com/5ZGD2bG.jpg)

Now, that's why they named it the Golden Nugget!
(https://i.imgur.com/X5irEC0.jpg)

Oh, I love this game, James!
(https://i.imgur.com/WnbQ1iQ.jpg)

Is that a real cat, Frank?
(https://i.imgur.com/ohHeMGn.jpg)

No cheaters in my saloon!
(https://i.imgur.com/rPX38NO.jpg)

Molly Brown did it again...
(https://i.imgur.com/Pb44oyg.jpg)

Olé! Let's play El Jarabe Tapatio (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Rqdgna3Yw)!
(https://i.imgur.com/ok32fD5.jpg)

To be continued...
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: Birdie on December 01, 2018, 20:14:14
Loooooooove this!!! Oh the restaurant is spot on, and so are the saloon pictures. The clickies are very well chosen too.
I can't wait to see more  :picsplz:
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: bml87 on December 01, 2018, 21:53:13
Loooooooove this!!! Oh the restaurant is spot on, and so are the saloon pictures. The clickies are very well chosen too.
I can't wait to see more  :picsplz:

Thank you, Birdie ;D ! I remember your Western city (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=13764.0), which I really liked as well! Some of your details served as an inspiration for my diorama!

And it seems you're lucky, because I just finished a new wave of pictures! Today I added the soil, so I was able to take some exterior pictures!

Welcome in town, folks!
(https://i.imgur.com/wv0Qhl3.jpg)

Our blacksmith is ready to take care of your horse after a long trip! After years of working at Snake River Ranch and the P.R.R., he runs his own business now!
(https://i.imgur.com/bWYPYk5.jpg)

It seems the Lebkuchen Schmidt baker was a postman in his early days... After all, you have to start somewhere...
(https://i.imgur.com/7d5JXmD.jpg)

Have a nice holiday! Thank you for using our service!
(https://i.imgur.com/ZGxl8pG.jpg)

- I'd like to buy one of those, they seem delicious Miss!
° Gracias, señor!
(https://i.imgur.com/hN0buWx.jpg)

Hmm, an escape route perhaps...
(https://i.imgur.com/2OO1i3E.jpg)

Does your loc needs water?
(https://i.imgur.com/lkmEmcW.jpg)

Someone should stop visiting the Golden Nugget...
(https://i.imgur.com/Bmvx6D9.jpg)

Snake River Ranch! Let's see if we can buy us a horse here!
(https://i.imgur.com/23Nn9J3.jpg)

After one year, they finally finished the farm house!
(https://i.imgur.com/AQMwELF.jpg)

A young farmer!
(https://i.imgur.com/LSZmCd9.jpg)

Come on, Sheriff! Get those bastards!
(https://i.imgur.com/yby99IE.jpg)

Let's have lunch, Roger!
(https://i.imgur.com/VN2Fvkf.jpg)

To be continued...
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: tahra on December 02, 2018, 20:00:09
Beautiful pics! :)

The soil really makes a difference - looks great :love:
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: bml87 on December 02, 2018, 21:33:28
Beautiful pics! :)

The soil really makes a difference - looks great :love:

Thanks tahra! By the way, one of the little men was inspired by your customs here (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=8205.msg301058#msg301058).
(https://i.imgur.com/lkmEmcW.jpg)

Also another one from my North American desert (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16703.0):
(https://i.imgur.com/EqmOYGp.jpg)
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: tahra on December 03, 2018, 09:07:32
Thanks tahra! By the way, one of the little men was inspired by your customs here (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=8205.msg301058#msg301058).

Also another one from my North American desert (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16703.0):


I saw them ;)

That torso is really really great, isn't it?
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: bml87 on December 04, 2018, 19:33:23
That torso is really really great, isn't it?

Absolutely! Very useful indeed, glad you shared it! Today I got an email of UPS that I will receive my parts order tomorrow. In other words: I’ll be able to build my Western hotel! That will be the final building to my diorama. Now I’m waiting for the release of the new Western sets 70012 (https://www.playmobil.be/nl/meeneem-western-stad/70012.html) and 70013 (https://www.playmobil.be/nl/western-koets/70013.html), should be next week I guess. In the meantime I’m listening to the amazing music of Ennio Morricone (https://youtu.be/dyg1mQ87ILg) to get some inspiration!
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: bml87 on December 06, 2018, 21:45:00
Another day in Colorado Springs!

Bank robbery attempt...
(https://i.imgur.com/2dbC7jj.jpg)

Ambush on the ranch...
(https://i.imgur.com/v6P2yBY.jpg)

(Cat) bedroom of the farmhouse.
(https://i.imgur.com/8GalL0l.jpg)

Cleaning the hallway.
(https://i.imgur.com/e9iXAbs.jpg)

Hôtel Le Trésor d'Or!
(https://i.imgur.com/jZqRYmQ.jpg)

Men with hats...
(https://i.imgur.com/KMun07O.jpg)

Let me serve you a drink!
(https://i.imgur.com/Tc7He8J.jpg)

The game is on!
(https://i.imgur.com/67PqnYH.jpg)

Why spend your money on a card game, guys?
(https://i.imgur.com/fPj0eSB.jpg)

One of you loses anyway...
(https://i.imgur.com/CTeMXng.jpg)

Meanwhile in the blue suite of the hotel...
(https://i.imgur.com/BxLX3sX.jpg)

Before the night takes over...
(https://i.imgur.com/d22uaRh.jpg)

The hallway.
(https://i.imgur.com/LMYPayO.jpg)

The single bedroom.
(https://i.imgur.com/J0D3noX.jpg)

To be continued...
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: tahra on December 07, 2018, 09:30:42
Lovely photos!  :wow:

Especially the cat doing what cats do.. ;D

Excellent posing too - the men gambling, the guy with the bottle and the .. lady on the couch! Great!
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: bml87 on December 07, 2018, 20:26:31
Lovely photos!  :wow:

Especially the cat doing what cats do.. ;D

Excellent posing too - the men gambling, the guy with the bottle and the .. lady on the couch! Great!

Thanks again, tahra! Always nice to get compliments from a Playmobil expert 8-) ! About the cats, I really like to put a lot of cats in this diorama, apart from them, you can spot crows, squirrels, mice, owls, skunks, a mole, raccoons and some bigger animals.

In the next weeks I will add some more details and some klickies, still waiting for those new Western sets...
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: Birdie on April 17, 2019, 21:03:24
I wish you could see the huge smile on my face while watching your pictures  :love: :love: :love:

It's not just the sandy ground or the busy atmosphere or the beautifully arranged and carefully chosen furniture for every room, or the great little scenes everywhere - those make the town really come to life -, or the gorgeous custom buildings (Hôtel Le Trésor d'Or!) and clickies... it's the lighting and the photography that makes it breathtaking.

So yeah I would just love to visit Colorado Springs, like for real  :lol:  Amazing job.
I suppose the best compliment is that this just really makes me itchy to create something new too. Making people happy? Check!
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: bml87 on June 08, 2019, 20:41:50
I wish you could see the huge smile on my face while watching your pictures  :love: :love: :love:

It's not just the sandy ground or the busy atmosphere or the beautifully arranged and carefully chosen furniture for every room, or the great little scenes everywhere - those make the town really come to life -, or the gorgeous custom buildings (Hôtel Le Trésor d'Or!) and clickies... it's the lighting and the photography that makes it breathtaking.

So yeah I would just love to visit Colorado Springs, like for real  :lol:  Amazing job.
I suppose the best compliment is that this just really makes me itchy to create something new too. Making people happy? Check!

Too kind words, Birdie! But thank you a lot! I hope you'll find some time one day to create a new diorama! I'm sure a lot of the members on this forum would like that! Your ideas surely inspired many, including me!

About the diorama, although I have many ideas for a new one, it's still here. I still enjoy watching it and adding small details or new klickies that I collected recently. It's also the diorama that I spent the most time on; searching second hand websites for sets or old klickies, ordering parts on the official website, checking out for ideas, creating custom klickies and buildings, ... A lot of time and probably a lot of money...
Title: Re: Western Town II (bml87)
Post by: Corso on June 28, 2020, 21:05:50
Some of the best Western pics I’ve seen so far. Beautiful interiors, great posing (the clickies almost seem to act) en beautifully photographed. Ever tried to add a big sky-photograph in the background? That would really top these pictures off!