It started innocently enough, with the winning of a prize draw from Patrick at Dice of Legends for a voucher in the amount of $16.50. Initially I planned on getting just an upright piano with a piano player. I began cruising through their site and within minutes my shopping cart was full of 28mm Wild West goodness.
I got Cowtown Chaos, Sidekicks, Working Men, Singing Cowboys and Cancan Dancers.
I also got a Billiards Vignette and finally the one thing no girl should have to do without-a Gallows.
These figures are just beautiful too. Full of character, well sculpted and well cast with no flash and very few mold lines. A painters dream..
The man who owns the shop and also does all the sculpting, Mr. Forrest Harris, is a fine gentleman. He contacted me by e-mail the day after I placed my order and I ended up getting both the Bank Scene and the Gallows for free. My order arrived in 3 days-excellent service.
I have settled on the American Wild West as my historical period!!! What I'm most interested in is finding out what day to day life was really like. What did people eat, what were their clothes made of, what was the social structure like, what kind of music did they write and play, how did they spend their leisure time, how did they survive in harsh conditions, what was the price of goods, where did supplies come from, what roles did women play, what was the average life-span and on and on.
If any of you have now of reliable source material, let me know. Inexpensive books would be fine and free, but reliable web sources would be great as well.
Tomorrow I will be announcing the winners of my Prize Giveaway, so be sure to tune in.