28S-DMH-108 is a ‘28S’ 4Ground model kit, ‘28S’ means it is highly detailed inside and outside with many pre-painted parts.
The level of detail with this kit is great not only the external doors are all hinged and can open and close at any time but also all the cell doors work. The outside cell walls can all be pulled out for those cowboy gangs who want to break out their arrested gang mate. Posters are provided to cut out and place on the notice board and all the building signage is actually laser etched in, with signage options for County or Town, Sheriff included. The second storey can be either more office or accommodation for the sheriff. All comes with boardwalk and stairway as shown in the images.
Though recognised as the law in his town by the people in town, just like a hired marshal, the town sheriff was not recognised by the law outside of town. The only recognised lawmen that sometimes came to these towns were the US. marshals or depending where also the Texas rangers. These men were above the town lawmen and sometimes where even in town to arrest them.
In time an area would become an official county and a county sheriff was then elected and recognised by the state or territory as the official law in that county. A US marshal had no power over a county sheriff in his own county so a county sheriff could arrest a US. Marshal in his own county. It was not unknown for a cattle rancher, or owner of a boardwalk empire, to get all his hired hands to vote for his man as Sheriff, then this ‘big shot’ all but owned the county. If a US. Marshal wanted to go get the county sheriff he had to call in the ultimate law enforcers, a troop of the US. cavalry!
28mm Scale models supplied unassembled. Miniatures not included.
This kit is rated 4Ground skill level 4
1 x 28mm Feature Building 2 Sheriff’s Office
Product Code: 28S-DMH-108