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Project "Turret Enable" has started.  The top flange of the gun tower was cut off flush with the tower proper.DSCI0260.thumb.JPG.e856dc59c5073574033ebc96a25ecb00.JPG The RADAR tower flange was shortened to 3/4".DSCI0263a.thumb.JPG.f0efae6886df58174a5d3a16e4d8fd0f.JPG  The tube shown in the last posting was cut in half and positioned over the respective towers for tracing the tube shape on the top edge of both towers for trimming.DSCI0265.thumb.JPG.623e5989eb648fc44ac813a9a12a6dc4.JPG  A fortunate find at work, was ready to toss the tube out, thought it would make a good storage tank.DSCI0261.thumb.JPG.2a5a7e0afeca488df912a2a0983071eb.JPG Once the tubes were fitted they were glued to the bases instead of the turrets. Here i am letting it dry upside down, allowing the extra glue to run down the tube and tower forming a larger bonding area.DSCI0262a.thumb.JPG.e45c3df07faf3fb44d493eb73cb5e69f.JPG  Here the scrap cut off will be used to fill in the corner gaps:DSCI0264.thumb.JPG.6fb4e330aa424c5501f6da7b7d435a75.JPG   DSCI0266.thumb.JPG.20ef2a7047fcb90d82ba2ef1879f9177.JPGMore when completed.

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More trash picking... ah, excess material reserve stock.  I located more heavy duty tubes, much smaller than the one for the turrets.  So some construction paper, the tubes, and a malfunctioning dash compass components.  let's see what I can come up with.DSCI0268.thumb.JPG.84007f4c74be6f22dd7a96278e937a66.JPG

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Here is where I am at for the moment.  The compass is rotating but not fast enough for the camera to show it.  This could be an omni-directional IFF/SIF (Identification Friend or Foe/Selective Identification Feature) RADAR unit verses the old Earth directional rotating beam RADAR.

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More projects in progress with stuff I keep finding.  Here another type of, maybe an HVAC, structure (a cat food container.)DSCI0273.JPG.b733de9a360af125dda4bcb1b746ed49.JPG  Possibly Command and Control structures (from mask packages... you know... the ones that say "will not protect you from covid.")DSCI0274.thumb.JPG.fe92b1c6445833bcbbfafdb006aa1276.JPG   Antennas (tooth picks that hold sandwiches together.)DSCI0275.thumb.JPG.c1a5de07c1bae03191e8aada158bb0a2.JPG  The tower being glued and an alert warning beacon (cap from revolution flea treatment for cats.)DSCI0276.thumb.JPG.ad90877b06a61bd6027c0fdaa9be6de7.JPG  Also found two more generator sets (cupcake holders currently in the Kitchen sink being washed.)  I now watch everything being tossed when I visit friends and family. You just never know, the next structure could be just around the corner.

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This is the result of haste:DSCI0284.thumb.JPG.2feceda449fa7bac9812e6b76a948af3.JPG   The paint used, says to shake vigorously for one to two minutes. DSCI0285.thumb.JPG.eba0afc0128a6439cacd20024dc3a87a.JPG The first time I used the two minutes and the coating went on perfectly.  The second time I did one minute and the plastic melted.  Haste makes waste, although I may be able to use them as battle damaged Generator units.

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The containers are from cat food, cocktail sauce containers (Command & Control centers?) with cover (Missile Silo covers?) from take out.DSCI0289.thumb.JPG.da8b92143047547de467215315764002.JPGDSCI0290.thumb.JPG.d74fcfc2e96a27cc6dcec94e0bcab4eb.JPG  Added a SatCom dish, left over from the Shield Generator Tower, the back ring is where the surface radio antennas will be mounted. Mask packages (Classified).DSCI0291.thumb.JPG.ff73697850a1b86fd94690143e14a72d.JPGDSCI0292.thumb.JPG.77f0c5e2cac18911621ac1d8e729fab9.JPG A cookie container, looks like a bunker of sorts.DSCI0294.thumb.JPG.035971e4d66a62f23ea31136312e36d9.JPG  I will mount four more SatCom dishes on it.

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Newest additions: More HVAC(?) structures, and missile silo hatches... a rather hugh one for that bottom hatch.DSCI0311.thumb.JPG.adc598d55df9ccd3d6bd5d6e3a9e6dc0.JPG Some Ammo Bunkers (Suet containers that has an end shaped like a door when it gets added later) and another ATC/ADC command structure (Fig Newton container).DSCI0313.thumb.JPG.654230c5ee1a3b634dd91063552c36ab.JPG  These are from Nobel Knight Games clearance section and look more impressive as Ammo Bunkers.DSCI0309.thumb.JPG.6405a0eba18ca4571d19d6104e5cfd64.JPG  Maybe the others could be Maintenance structures or whatever, any ideas out there?

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We are planning to create more terrain modules.  I have the foam insulating boards cut length wise up the middle,DSCI0001.thumb.JPG.8b36b4eb186546326bf868d4c8a24a97.JPG the photocopied board sections to be cut up for the terrain features,DSCI0002.thumb.JPG.ad96e836c9216cd83eb6c03ae77ef293.JPG and the base panels, doing double duty as a staging area for CAV awaiting camo paint jobs.DSCI0004.thumb.JPG.103d990b1ea391f67967179785080a7f.JPG.

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Sooo, Black Cutlass showed up to day and wanted to learn how to build 3D modules for his house.  It has been a while, a long while, since the last one and I had to relearn the proper steps involved to facilitate a smooth assembly as you will see.

Base panel:DSCI0001.thumb.JPG.f126469a887c8d9ad9c838f1831a6d90.JPG

Map print to be cut up:DSCI0003.thumb.JPG.26e036ddf4c41cf6bad2af811638dfb9.JPG

Testing largest CAV to the terrain features to determine what plan to use in cutting out the features; by contour or hex side:DSCI0004.thumb.JPG.b7d0fe2e994ed7495f034343bccaf668.JPG

Cutting out the terrain features.  This is what had to be relearned; cut out the largest feature first and not all the different features all at once.  It causes confusion with many pieces and makes more work.  Get the biggest pieces of foam-board cut out first, then the next size down and repeat.DSCI0005.thumb.JPG.7a1fec9b217467f33fcd8cc4b7ebecd7.JPGDSCI0007.thumb.JPG.4c2f30a478212be3c7e76c289d123a08.JPG

Using as many scrap pieces as possible from prior projects:DSCI0006.thumb.JPG.fc47548716077226716605703a7d13c8.JPGDSCI0008.thumb.JPG.b053749d4e49df1adc0ae2caa8bf2025.JPGDSCI0014.thumb.JPG.f885d502642a533d2c158b12b9f22ff1.JPG

Once all terrain features are cut out, take what remains and trace the removed parts on the base material for a pattern for glue placement: next time we will cut the remaining map into smaller sections to hopefully reduce the amount of stretching when wet from the glue.DSCI0009.thumb.JPG.e8378550212f1d395cad296bf50e7f1d.JPG

Put down the glue, like Elmers:DSCI0011.thumb.JPG.4c4e0b8c67b5a17c9f218539016309af.JPGDSCI0012.thumb.JPG.0dc3016beafec53fd6f8e7e55d318998.JPG

Put down the Map remainder:

Tracing parts to be cut out with the foam cutter:DSCI0013.thumb.JPG.9779ad6e4ccf5167322ff35604f06ce9.JPGDSCI0016.thumb.JPG.d662688327e035edd8d59ba0de62048d.JPGDSCI0017.thumb.JPG.447f887affe89c3be5be32fa46b22068.JPG

Some completed pieces set on the base panel:DSCI0018.thumb.JPG.57acbf12481df88a6d54cda6506dbcd2.JPGDSCI0019.thumb.JPG.0fb251e21982dfee3195050bb3f46ab4.JPG

In the mean time I will paint the vertical walls with browns and tans, until we get together again.

 

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Black Cutlass dropped in today to continue his first 3D terrain module, which he completed.DSCI0002a.thumb.JPG.0c7fdc9a09fc580dbdf86c5dc044ba6c.JPGDSCI0002b.thumb.JPG.bdd5d6ac539a0e574fcde0c5730ab1eb.JPGDSCI0003.thumb.JPG.d88e48f977b096092a37c1a0f1ceceb6.JPGDSCI0003.thumb.JPG.d88e48f977b096092a37c1a0f1ceceb6.JPG  Phase2 is his second module, which is almost complete.  All of his modules will not have the 3D components glued to the board, due to space limitations.  All of the boards can be stacked and the terrain can be put in a bag for easier storage.DSCI0004.thumb.JPG.9760fc54d1293e3fb93f642f7b1543c5.JPGDSCI0005.thumb.JPG.ae0ab8d2226f0f93f4d1853ca7018119.JPGDSCI0006.thumb.JPG.69254480a9f015140e863dde626bb5ef.JPGDSCI0009.thumb.JPG.fa8a3f93eaf73a69a08f48e99556636b.JPGDSCI0010.thumb.JPG.df641c375e112022911aa01a0b419abe.JPGDSCI0011.thumb.JPG.9d4182e8629dd6c73d9ad7c25244ac60.JPGDSCI0012.thumb.JPG.4e28422cfb750eabceb6a86346e73a15.JPGDSCI0014.thumb.JPG.707850bb5efc2a96a7e46135ac530efb.JPGDSCI0015.thumb.JPG.b2c2b2c6f0951ce1b8d2621ed3c5863e.JPG

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