Prior to our visit, Kurt worked on transforming one of his miniature figures (an auto mechanic) into a cowboy by painting and gluing parts from other figures. The holster and the gun came from a policeman, the hat from a gardener. The auto mechanic clothes were painted over and patterns added to the side of his pants. The miniature sheriff was stock.
The temperature was cool and comfortable. We roamed the old western village looking for angles and perspectives. The sun was a challenge at times but Kurt loved the drama added to the scenes by the harsh shadows. Think Old Western, it's hot, it's dry, it's dusty and Old Tucson was all of that and then some.
Kurt had more ideas than we had time. It was a lot of fun being on the set, watching the cowboys stunt shows and listening to the Old Tucson historian's stories about John Wayne. At the end of the day, Kurt's comment was "I don't wanna go!" I think he really liked his Christmas gift!