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    Default My Newest Islands

    My computer start-up screen had this cool picture of two islands. I thought, "I want to sail there."

    Now, I can, albeit on a small scale.

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    HMS Neptune discovers the new islands.

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    No I can't see it either Dobbs.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I think I fixed it.

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    Fixed it you did! Yes it does look like an undiscovered island in a continent far away!
    What did you use to make it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElRafa View Post
    Fixed it you did! Yes it does look like an undiscovered island in a continent far away!
    What did you use to make it?
    2" insulation foam, stood on end allows for a narrow but tall and craggy island. I then sealed it with white glue, as per Bligh's instructions. This allows it to be painted without dissolving the foam.

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    The grass is model railroad grass. The sand and rocks are sand and pebbles.

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    Really like your islands. Has lots of character.
    I found another material to skip the cutting and painting - children's air dried clay. Easy to sculpt and pre-colored. Dries light and sturdy. You may want to try it out sometime.

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    Looks like Pyramid- and Gorilla Island.

    Nice ones.

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    I just googled it. My inspiration was Wharariki Beach, in New Zealand.

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    Need to make these!

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    I can also see them now Dobbs, aand yes they need making for myself also as soon as I get time.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Nice islands, Dobbs!

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    Thanks David, and thanks for the rep!

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    Nicely done, inspirational.

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    Dobbs,
    VERY cool islands -- enjoy them ! When I was young I once thought I would buy myself an island, but...(well that's along story...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wentworth View Post
    Dobbs,
    VERY cool islands -- enjoy them ! When I was young I once thought I would buy myself an island, but...(well that's along story...)
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    Boy, the upkeep for an island! And I thought mowing the lawn was a pain!

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    Here's some more inspiring pictures.

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    Yes, those are pretty inspiring!

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    Very rugged Jonas.
    That's an entirely new challenge.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Those islands look fantastic, Dobbs!

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