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I am only to level 54, to date.DSCI0212.thumb.JPG.a34adc43430064427459a0627d96a211.JPG  It is slow going with everything being piecemeal now.DSCI0214.thumb.JPG.a97da50bfe6b2a7f741d55fab1d0b8ca.JPG  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.

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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.DSCI0215.thumb.JPG.ebd37c6e18a88f07d5a3889a24430773.JPGDSCI0216.thumb.JPG.339dd9d0252ada2ee981f9c62caa4d4e.JPG

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Here is the 310’ level and I have 10” left before reaching the ceiling.
DSCI0217.thumb.JPG.22606a973d5486a9a9b2c28cf3a296f9.JPGDSCI0218.thumb.JPG.1024240382a76b8fbdfa678371d30721.JPG  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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I am at the 330’ levelDSCI0220.thumb.JPG.f9bfcfdc55a3782c19c52b5a1628a0bd.JPGDSCI0221.thumb.JPG.0e00da004d1af961e619a44f8edad274.JPG 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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Okay, 350’ is reached.DSCI0236.thumb.JPG.578be66b0fe1d873f604234bf6fc2cf8.JPGDSCI0237.thumb.JPG.a84059f4ce29925d0277a5cad1a73168.JPG 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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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.DSCI0242.thumb.JPG.c9fafeab2ed8f61ae9c090c7bb41a6d3.JPG

There are ten different structures, the closest being one large maintenance barn.DSCI0243.thumb.JPG.832a436e218546cc49b854f348cb35de.JPG

The last shot is of a single mountain and another plant of some sort.     DSCI0244.thumb.JPG.321de1b9330a03566971b782afceabed.JPG

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Nearing the end.DSCI0247.thumb.JPG.9580f3e313cb7103a3ee8eb17eb011dc.JPG About three or four times I went to do something else and when I returned, spots would show up where just painted.DSCI0245.thumb.JPG.390318527a901f140ca82df384e944d0.JPG  Half the light areas are bare spots.  Every time more spot revealed.DSCI0246.thumb.JPG.6a8a8ae90491ee7099e791ff5a97c566.JPG Tomorrow in the Sun light I will probably see more.DSCI0248.thumb.JPG.e2b2c4dcf6ececcd745a0976be3dd233.JPGDSCI0249.thumb.JPG.45fa63b2037a2be8a7de1c4e03f75953.JPG  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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Completed.  Here we have an H-6 Scurrg Bomber peering out of the darkness,DSCI0253.thumb.JPG.1445fcc4dd84e066154966414f1a6931.JPG but by applying the Bright Eye Scope shows us what is really present,DSCI0252.thumb.JPG.24ac45752c1053b0c16e7b0eb3f00503.JPG six H-6s on their way for a training mission. Same shot with and without the Bright Eye Scope.DSCI0255.thumb.JPG.c77fb5f9c47687dbf55bbf16b7e091d8.JPGDSCI0254.thumb.JPG.e62498cd1144ea87758389113cd103b7.JPG

Once again there is a Kikyu of the 11th. Armored Cavalry Regiment coming out of the shadowsDSCI0259.thumb.JPG.59017be8d0a3f6ff18ef8205fbd752e6.JPG but once again the Bright Eye Scope shows more than the eye could see.DSCI0258.thumb.JPG.169d08e1042c30b9d49533243df23ac9.JPG There are six Kikyus, a Badger, (Same shot with and without the Bright Eye Scope.)DSCI0256.thumb.JPG.20585c5d8fefbcb3042039ec16d175e6.JPGDSCI0257.thumb.JPG.9ce8fbabf3068133e0c21e7d3d60b0ee.JPG a Merlin, a Ghast, and a BaronDSCI0260.thumb.JPG.2f22c1529ba7b29aa509ffaa5d66411c.JPG 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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Here are two projects I slipped in between mundane house hold duties, like replacing a roof of all things.  DSCI0175.thumb.JPG.6052ff5433dd66575e8d62ab3aab4bfb.JPGThe first is without flash and the CAV color is spot on but the rest are not. DSCI0176.thumb.JPG.1d1f9f7e696576dba120651155dea1f3.JPGThe second, with flash shows the correct color for everything else... rather odd.  These will be more components for static installations.  I was thinking of working out stats for the defense guns but by their size, they look like the can take out anything they hit.  Beware all aircraft, these will need to be ground assaulted... or nuked... if the missile can get through.   The Outpost Attica Hallway will eventually tie into a CAV warehouse.  I am constantly looking for more ways to bring more variety to the CAV 3D world. 

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Still at it.  First here is a better shot on size comparison of the big guns, at their maximum elevation.DSCI0180.thumb.JPG.a634e7a662b9074266246d823977d5a4.JPG  Landing pad complete.    DSCI0178.thumb.JPG.c72d247e68715a5c93061fb4ba9339a0.JPG                        Another hallway complete. DSCI0177.thumb.JPG.a1e434bc3dd675b1ae1c1d6e810f405e.JPG

I have not decided to punch out the inserts on the top veils as yet.  I was planning to treat them as communication antennas.                           

 

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So what do you think, leave them intact or punch out the inserts?   More to follow.

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Here are two static gun kits I decided to make somewhat functional. I have Chrome wire from a cannibalized toaster I cut up for axles for the turn table and the Weapon/sensor assembly. I attempted to get as close as possible to the center of the mounting points for drilling with my X-Acto pin drill.  I used a size just a hair less than the size of the Chrome wire and used needle nose pliers to force the wire in and cut off the excess. Then eventually painting.  They remind me of the German 88s.  More weapons CAV aviation will face, as well as ground pounders if necessary. DSCI0181.thumb.JPG.d72e9da86ea5adabaf6124b10b2f528b.JPGDSCI0182.thumb.JPG.7ad17312617f0faddde8f0e65752d206.JPGDSCI0183.thumb.JPG.40dbc976f3bc5643482ed83644006db1.JPGDSCI0184.thumb.JPG.6f3713f0f93583214b1bbfd33d86513f.JPG

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Still building more defense infrastructure.  Satcom dishDSCI0239.thumb.JPG.b57eb4d74bdd469ff69412799b790ea6.JPG, tracking RADARDSCI0240.thumb.JPG.808407cdc739ea641fb391a027010e8f.JPG, and bigger guns (both in another Galaxy far, far, away)DSCI0241.thumb.JPG.c3803d6cafdab74167781d5335a96c6d.JPG, and More guns (you can never have too many)DSCI0242.thumb.JPG.fbba5e5c2aceaee9a90b08646ac40710.JPGDSCI0243.thumb.JPG.5bd69500ea0cc1d65bc6d51c8911e571.JPG.  A rather interesting effect with no flash you cannot see in the shadows like the Moon, and with flash the background is hidden.  This makes four grey gun mounts and two blue.  The small black item in the first photo is from a Kitchen Sink Stopper being repaired, just so you know I do actually do other things than just gaming... Two reports will be forth coming on two, Wings of Glory WWI battles.

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Well, I did it again. I just do not like non-functioning props, soooo, I drilled out the Satellite base and the pedestal and added an axle so the dish can rotate and I did not glue the dish to the base.

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  It is hard to see but the upper curved part is crenelated so the Dish can sit on the base from 0° to 45°  With these pictures you can see the Forest Green color better.

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So the SatCom and A/A guns are ready for action.

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  Now on to the next Wings of Glory WWI report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Honest, I really do have a job...  An experiment with a cupcake holder. It was all the same color but was transparent at the bottom.  I sprayed the inside with Almond colored paint and resulted in a two tone color.DSCI0254.thumb.JPG.c76049008d51cf492f36dd90b1d34914.JPG I will think of some function for it.  So this is as far as I intend to assemble the "RADAR Tracking Tower" for the "Planetary Defense Guns."DSCI0255.thumb.JPG.c6a0dc736bc292452af05c28c59583e6.JPGDSCI0256.thumb.JPG.ed597bfb158e0ab744faf8117d1c29af.JPG  Hmmmmmmmmmmmm... both are supposed to be turret mounts... I was just thinking...DSCI0257.thumb.JPG.bfa127e65089033c0d73d77f320a675c.JPG

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