Miniatures gaming is a heck of a lot of fun, but after a while you find yourself wanting to bring more buildings, terrain, and customized pieces to the game table to enhance the Wild West action. Now, neither of us Mikes considers himself to be the handiest man around, but both of us have managed to pull together some interesting projects for our Gutshot games. Here’s a few photos and some commentary on some of our more successful efforts.

Hope you enjoy seeing what we’ve been up to, and if you try anything we describe here, please send us some photos of your efforts (which will probably put our humble efforts to shame).

Mike Mitchell & Mike Murphy

Projects

By the way, although none of these projects are particularly dangerous or require a heckuva lot of skill, nevertheless we don’t think they should be attempted by young 'uns. So, if yer still wet behind the ears, get yer pappy’s help before taking a stab at this stuff, okay? Likewise, whenever possible we mention exactly the brand of tools, supplies and tell ya exactly where we got ‘em and, often, how much we paid. We ain’t necessarily endorsing these products or retailers (unless we actually say we are). We’re just providing this for your information.

FIRST BASE
Adventures with Milliput

Using a two-part epoxy, Mike creates custom bases for 25mm and 28mm Western miniatures.

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HANG 'EM HIGH
The Gallows Project

When miniatures go bad, they gotta face justice. Mike creates a working 25mm gallows with tiny nooses for hanging the wrong-doers.

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GRAVE CONSEQUENCES
Building a Better Boot Hill

After you hang yer minis, yer gonna need a place ta plant 'em. And that, of course, means a shallow grave in a Boot Hill graveyard.

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PAINT THE COW TOWN
Detailing and modifying an
ERTL Cow Town set

For 25mm Wild West gamers, the ERTL Cow Town set is almost the Holy Grail. It's a fantastic toy set that classes up any gaming table. Both Mitchell and Murphy were lucky enough to track some down on ebay, and here's what they did with 'em...

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Casting Call
Mini-review of Amazing Mold Putty & Amazing Casting Resin

Once more,

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