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**Nerd alert**: 3D Settlers of Catan board. Photo heavy.

Discussion in 'Creative Pursuits' started by Pesqueeb, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    After mass production at the house over my weekend I brought everything into work. It was blissfully slow, airplane wise, so I got to work on personal projects. I believe I have more than enough pieces to make all the sets I initially was looking to make. Though I lost 3 pieces and some blood to the belt sander. The water and port pieces just really don't have anything to hang on to while sanding. :panic:


    Cleaning up with Iso.


    Primer all the things!







     
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  2. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    I now finally had the last of the wood, and ocean and port pieces I needed to finish my first set. Water pieces went as documented before (though I think they came out better, my dry brush technique seems to have improved) and then I did the last 3 wood.





     
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    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    The lighting is not great, but these are the only two pics I took last night with the completed board. I'll take more/better pictures when I get a chance with some natural light. We haven't played on it yet, probably wont until Friday, but I got to say, pretty fucking happy by how it turned out.



    Now I just need to paint 2 more sets. :dead:
     
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    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    Damn Squeeb, color me impressed. You could probably sell molded pieces.
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    this is amazing. well done!

    how well do the settlements and cities sit at the nexus of the pieces?
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    fuuuuuuuuuuuuck......and i have no idea what game this is.
     
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    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Thanks fellas!

    Cities and settlements sit okay. Not flat by any means but they also don't tip over. I think if I were to do it over I might build little flat spots on to each hex point for them. I'll admit that it had not occurred to me that that might be an issue until I had most of the pieces already built, but it's livable the way they are.

    I still have two more sets to finish but all the incoming new aircraft have really put a damper on my painting time, and I just can't seem to find time at home. After that I might just try building some new pieces, I'd do some things different for sure next time around.
     
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    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    GOLD!!!!
    For Pirates and Explorers expansion.

    Translucent clay. When baked it takes on the color of the dye, and is vaguely "see through". I'd like to try a different brand. Internet has shown me after the fact that this brand is pretty much the worst when it comes to post oven clarity.







    "gold leaf".



    This layer is a glow in the dark clay. Not that it does much for play, but they look cool as shit glowing in the dark.




     
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    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Finished products. Pretty much same process, just used a couple other color dyes, and didn't mix the clay so much. I feel like the "gems" look more realistic with less mixing of colors.








     
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  12. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Srsly, though - why the fuck are you fixing airplanes when you could be doing this shit for work? :thumb:
     
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    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Because there is no way I could make a living on these things. They are way too time consuming. I could probably sell some sets on the side to some white collar nerds for some fancy beer money, but as a full blown job? I doubt it very much.

    Thanks though. :D
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Perhaps make one amazing set, sell it for half a million to some Silicon Valley nerd, and retire?
     
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