4Ground - Dead Man's Hand Side Street Building 1
- Brand: Great Escape Games
- Product Code: 28s-DMH-101
- Reward Points: 21
- Availability: Restock expected, available to order. Notify me when available
- Price in reward points: 2025
4Ground and Great Escape Games present the Dead Man's Hand Old West building range. Buildings are split into "Main Street" and "Side Street" buildings. All are pre-painted, inside and out, and have hinged external doors. All have boardwalk sections and steps and Main Street buildings have external staircases.
The buildings pictured have had nothing added except for the PVA/wood glue used during construction of the kit. Each building sits on a raised base. These bases may be modelled into a gaming board permanently, allowing you to create a realistically modelled gaming area but still allowing flexibility with the placement of buildings.
Main Street buildings are painted in weathered colour on all sides. Side Street buildings are painted in weathered colour on the front and a distressed wood colour on the sides and back. Some buildings have hinged trap doors in the roof. Buildings feature the option to have some windows boarded up.
This building is from the side streets of town and not as tall or as brightly painted as a main street building, though the windows and door frames as well as the porch brackets have been painted a brighter colour. The external doors are all hinged and can open and close at any time. Not only is the outside highly detailed, the inside walls are well detailed and white washed. The roof and porch both come away to help with movement of figures during in-game action. This building sits securely on a raised sub-floor and also included with the kit are raised boardwalks that go beside the sub-floor giving many options of alignment.
These timber framed buildings often with massive head boards became common place in the midwest during the 1870’s, due mostly to the advent of industrial saw mill manufacture revolutionising lumber milling in North America. Cheap mass produced standard lengths of timber could be delivered by wagon or train almost anywhere even in areas where adobe was the traditional building type. Many of the areas where these buildings sprang up were liable to heavy rain and flash flooding, sub-flooring and external boardwalks created and odd ‘Venetian’esk” landscape but these canals were roads now turned to muddy quagmires. The main street or ‘main drag’ was often bedecked from end to end with boardwalks. If a local ‘big shot’ owned more than a few of the main street buildings, such as saloons, hotels or even ‘ditty bag’ shops and ‘dry goods’ stores, he was said to have a ‘boardwalk empire’!