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    Watertown, New York
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    15mm Frederick the Great
    15mm Napoleonics
    54mm Vikings (Retinue)
    Star Fleet Battles in Miniatures 1/3788
    Micro Armor 1/285
    Waterline Naval 1/700 (Fletcher Pratt}
    Micro Naval 1/2400
    MAATAC
    Battle Droids
    Battle Mech
    Chess
    CAV 1 & 2
    Ace of Aces series
    Board Games (SPI, AH, etc.)
    HO Scale Trains
    Star Trek Attack Wing
    Star Wars X-Wing
    Star Wars Armada
    Wings of War/Wings of Glory
    Sails of Glory

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  1. Watchman

    3D Terrain Boards

    252-260 Completed. Here we have an H-6 Scurrg Bomber peering out of the darkness, but by applying the Bright Eye Scope shows us what is really present, six H-6s on their way for a training mission. Same shot with and without the Bright Eye Scope. Once again there is a Kikyu of the 11th. Armored Cavalry Regiment coming out of the shadows but once again the Bright Eye Scope shows more than the eye could see. There are six Kikyus, a Badger, (Same shot with and without the Bright Eye Scope.) a Merlin, a Ghast, and a Baron on their way out to bring Shock and Awe to some one, some where. Sorry guys no plastic here, all True Scale, Heavy Metal. ;O}
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    3D Terrain Boards

    245-249 Nearing the end. About three or four times I went to do something else and when I returned, spots would show up where just painted. Half the light areas are bare spots. Every time more spot revealed. Tomorrow in the Sun light I will probably see more. I will be painting the backside just in case I want to match up a mountain that does not quite cover each other, so it will not look too obvious.
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    3D Terrain Boards

    Here is a shot of all the structures to date. This is two sets of mountains built as modular, the high peaks the dividing line on the left and the bridge is over the gorge between the other two. There are ten different structures, the closest being one large maintenance barn. The last shot is of a single mountain and another plant of some sort.
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    3D Terrain Boards

    236-237 Okay, 350’ is reached. This turned out to be the heaviest mountain to date, even with the gaps from the piece work in the upper third. Now to the finish work… painting, or should I say Landscaping? Alas this may be all for naught with changing situations, from job and work schedule changes and the loss of the area gaming store has severely curtailed gaming, I mean battle options. Time will tell whether I go ahead with the other three mountains.
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    3D Terrain Boards

    220-221 I am at the 330’ level and I will do only four more levels, bringing it to 350’ instead, and stopping there. Anyone daring enough to attempt this kind of project will find with this type of foam insulation, long narrow strips will warp. It is easy enough to correct so do not worry if you see it happen. I gently counter bend it until I hear a small cracking sound. If it is long enough then I do it in two places so it is gradual in correcting it. Once it is glued down and weighted, all is well.
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    3D Terrain Boards

    217-218 Here is the 310’ level and I have 10” left before reaching the ceiling. I plan to go up half that distance, which will be the 370’ mark and no peak at this point in time. If I were to move the gaming/work table into the Sewing room I could easily have 6 ‘– 8’ peaks.
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    3D Terrain Boards

    215-216 I am at the 285’ level and running out of clearance for my glue bottle weight, but the other weights will suffice. I added a slight overhang in the upper right.
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    3D Terrain Boards

    212, 214 I am only to level 54, to date. It is slow going with everything being piecemeal now. I do not want to get another sheet with so much in leftover pieces. I need to glue more often so as to not lose track of where everything goes on each level. There can be up to ten pieces on a level. I will be stopping at the 70th. level (350’) due to ceiling restrictions. I am not sure it will peak out in 16 more levels, may end up with a flat top.
  9. Watchman

    X-Wing Adventures

    Just a side note. I am building an Excel Spread Sheet of the X-Wing factions covering 1.0 ships I have access to their Data. An Empire, Rebel, and Scum & Villainy sheets. Details covered will be Nomenclature, Combat Stats, Pilot, Skill Level, Cost, and number of upgrades allowed. I know nothing of 2.0, so I do not know if some ambitious enough could expand on this work. So if anyone would be interested in a copy just let me know.
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    3D Terrain Boards

    209-210 I am at level 50, which equates to only 250 feet high. Radical mountains but not very high.
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    3D Terrain Boards

    Easy to do in both cases. Easy to modify the entrance and easy to forget something in a hidden spot such as this one.
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    3D Terrain Boards

    205-208 Here are some shots of scrap usage. Also here is a Cave entrance as mentioned in the prior report. I am at level 44 of the main mountain.
  13. Watchman

    3D Terrain Boards

    196-204 These layers are all pieced from scraps. Using the fence and a strip of wood to make usable strips of various widths and not necessarily perfect if the areas are hidden. Also sections such as this can be used to form caves or clefts in the mountain side. Continuing on.
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    3D Terrain Boards

    168-171 WARNING! Do not attempt this type of project in your home… unless you have a bit of patience. I had mentioned it previously, one of the peaks was from a prior project that I screwed up by not maintaining awareness of the proper orientation of the base piece. I almost repeated the same error. As you see here how easy it is to loose track of which direction your orientation is meant to be. Check twice, or more, before you glue it down. It is possible to undo your mistake if the glue has not set too long. Peak two is done and glued into place. The main peak has another level added. I am starting to piece it together where ever possible to use up leftover pieces.
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    3D Terrain Boards

    166-167 Here is another level of overhang. Next will be to continue on completing the peak. Here is the front peak almost completed. I want to add one more level to the base to blend it in better with the base structure.
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