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Colorado Springs - Birdie's western town
« on: March 15, 2014, 14:45:15 »
It's taken a few months, but I finally finished my new project: a western town  :cowboy:

We've been watching the series Deadwood (which is awesome, by the way) and that made me want to turn to western again.




For this project I used a lot of pebbles and sand (cheapest landscaping solution to date: € 2 per bag of 25 kilo's  ;D). I was going for a desert-look at first, but that didn't work, so it turned out more of a northern state town. That means my soldiers are in the correct uniforms, an added bonus  :)

Any western diorama needs a lot of space, which is one thing I don't have, so I've tried to make it work somehow without the feeling of vast, outstreched land. No tumbleweed either...

I've very much enjoyed the hunt of precious sets, the landscaping, some customizing of buildings and clickies and putting it all in place. I love Playmobil  :love:

I hope you like the pictures  :wave:













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Re: Colorado Springs - Birdie's western town
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2014, 15:09:42 »
Behind the mountain there's a hidden goldmine. Difficult to photograph, 'cause there's not much room left behind the table  :)
I've looked everywhere for the old miner's grey soldier hat, but it's gone! I hate it when that happens... It will probably turn up as soon as I've cleared this all away.











That's all of it.

 My clicky native Americans say hello and would like to point out that their village was shamefully discarded because of lack of space   :indian:


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Re: Colorado Springs - Birdie's western town
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2014, 15:57:03 »
This is really, really perfect! I love looking at it. You must be so creative and patient building all these diorama's in different themes.
Every one more impressive than the other.

I loved the 'little house on the prairie' where the mom is sitting in her rocking chair on the porch while the boy plays with his dog. I love the lady feeding the pigs, the gold digger, the drugs store and all the other scenes at the station and the market.

Your lost hat didn't end up on the (also great) graveyard?

Thank you; You make me love Playmobil even more!

Oh and please give your  :indian: a diorama of their own. I'm allready looking forward to that one.
life in plastic it's fantastic

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Re: Colorado Springs - Birdie's western town
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 16:52:00 »
Looks great!