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  1. Thread: 3D Coastline

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    Hmmm, I like this magnet idea. I think I'll...

    Hmmm, I like this magnet idea. I think I'll insert a magnet on the left of each piece and a screw on the right. That way I don't have to worry about polarity.
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    Alternative Movement Method

    Here's a little something I've been experimenting with:


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    This is a Straight ruler.


    We've talked about how there's no way to go slow or for dissimilar ships to sail in line ahead...
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    52486 52487 I'm really happy with my...

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    I'm really happy with my progress so far. All that remains is adding shrubbery and maybe roads. I'm torn on roads, because if I have them go off a connecting edge, I have to have...
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    I just saw this Rob. We're at the very top. You...

    I just saw this Rob. We're at the very top. You can see the mouth of the Susquehanna from our community beach. Where we are is really freshwater. Where you were in Virginia is basically ocean...
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    Call me cheap, but I'd use a washer instead of a...

    Call me cheap, but I'd use a washer instead of a coin. :happy:
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    I think you're doing a great job, Henry. It...

    I think you're doing a great job, Henry. It seems to me that you're right on schedule or ahead. It makes sense that in order to make a living doing this sort of thing, one needs to have multiple...
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    You are right about the lower Chesapeake, Rob. ...

    You are right about the lower Chesapeake, Rob. The water down there almost looks like ocean water sometimes. 150 miles to the north, however, it has days when it looks like coffee with too much...
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    :happy: That's why I feel so comfortable playing...

    :happy: That's why I feel so comfortable playing on the table on Grace with no mat. I feel it captures the color.

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    Thanks, Vol! Suzanne and I picked it because it...

    Thanks, Vol! Suzanne and I picked it because it reminds us of sailing in the Caribbean. That's the color ocean should be!:happy:
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    :happy: I can't wait till we can use them...

    :happy: I can't wait till we can use them together! Here's the latest developments:

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    Suzanne suggested blue felt as a playing surface. She thought it might be less slippery than vinyl. ...
  11. I've placed my bid and got my fingers crossed for...

    I've placed my bid and got my fingers crossed for your Tunstall!
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    I'll post as soon as I can. It may be a few...

    I'll post as soon as I can. It may be a few days. I have to go through and edit it so as to make sure it makes sense if I'm not there. Of course, if you have any questions just ask.
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    An instant gratification test. 52221 ...

    An instant gratification test.

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    :happy: I thought about making the cliffs white, Bill, but decided to go understated instead.
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    52155 The sod farm delivered today and now I...

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    The sod farm delivered today and now I have grass! Next up, a delivery of sand and rocks from the quarry...
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    I'm glad you like them, Zythe. Mainly what I was...

    I'm glad you like them, Zythe. Mainly what I was trying to convey is that, as a ship receives damage, you mark it off on the side hit row by row from top to bottom. If a single chit exceeds the...
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    I was a beginner before your posts, Rob. I had...

    I was a beginner before your posts, Rob. I had never made terrain before. Thanks to your guidance I have expanded my hobby skills.
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    Sticky: WooHoo! I suppose champagne is in order since it...

    WooHoo! I suppose champagne is in order since it is a new year!:medal::clap:
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    For keeping your 1/1000 ships similar to the Ares...

    For keeping your 1/1000 ships similar to the Ares ones, having the headsails and spanker drawing as though the ship is on a port tack would be good. Heck, there might be a market for new headsails...
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    Thank you, gentlemen. It is foam, Vol. I use...

    Thank you, gentlemen. It is foam, Vol. I use home insulation foam. I believe that's 3/4" thick. The bases are 2mm styrene from Evergreen.

    It's all Bligh's fault. Here's the link to his...
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    52116 The first of three waves of new land is...

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    The first of three waves of new land is making slow progress, but I'm excited!
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    It's interesting that the RN didn't stick with...

    It's interesting that the RN didn't stick with the big carronade ships for long. I wonder why?
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    David, that's a pretty ship, but I think she...

    David, that's a pretty ship, but I think she predates our period.
    I think this is the 1795 Glatton:

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    Did Egmont ever get used for anything...

    Did Egmont ever get used for anything historically? I'm thinking that your plan of a conventional ship to wound and then let her chew is what the Admiralty had in mind.

    She's definitely an...
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    Carronades Revisited

    It has bugged me that carronades were fairly common throughout our period, but not well reflected in the game.

    After a bit of research, it seems to me that, other than vessels with primarily...
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    I signed up for the core set of 1/1000 printed...

    I signed up for the core set of 1/1000 printed ships. I assumed that they came with masts and sails. Does anyone know if this is true?

    I don't quite follow the stretch goals. Am I eligible for...
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