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Buffalo Bill's Stagecoach by JohnReid - FINISHED


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This is Buffalo Bill's stage as it was returned to the factory where it was built in 1895.This stage has a long and storied history having begun its life as a regular stage on the Deadwood City run.It fought in the Indian Wars out west .Buffalo Bill discovered it rotting away in a river, rescued it and used it in his Wild West shows throughout Europe and North America.Unfortunately, the Smithsonian rebuilt what was left of it, basically some of the undercarriage,and discarded the rest.I guess that at the time they thought it was the right thing to do, they then put it on display.The consequence of all this is that now it is just another re-built stage with nothing left of its former glory.Imagine today if it was sitting in a museum somewhere with just the sign on it and how much interest its story would generate especially for the kids. The model is 1/16th scale and is a highly modified Model Trailways kit.I built this model using only four old photographs.

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