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As my players are going to be floating around the Darklake in the Underdark for the next few sessions, after drawing it the first night, I thought about trying to build it instead.  We use the grid and my players floundered when we tried to do away with it so trying different ways to incorporate it into the build. 

 

Playing with wood texture.  My one cut was horrible and it ripped more than it cut. 

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Used chipboard templates to guide the curved cuts. 

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2 different grid options on the front and back.   Like the front but it’s a bit more confusing than just using the “nail holes”.  Will see how the middle goes. 

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Thanks for looking. 

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Seeing you LOVELY in the works creation got me wondering what had happened to my own foam smugglers. That in turn got be going & I found them.

See...your work is already a source of inspiration. OUTSTANDING WORK!

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1 hour ago, malefactus said:

Seeing you LOVELY in the works creation got me wondering what had happened to my own foam smugglers. That in turn got be going & I found them.

See...your work is already a source of inspiration. OUTSTANDING WORK!

So happy you found them!  Thank you for your kind words.  

 

Ive plodded along, made some mistakes and kept on going.  Key mistakes are: forgetting to texture the back side of some foam that is visible, but rather hard to texture now, and the big one, getting the nozzle of the glue gun too close to the foam.   Oops!  Oh well, it’s a Orc-run vessel, I’m sure it’s far from perfect.  

 

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glue-gun damage. 

 

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side piece was not textured on the back side. 

 

 

All this said, for a text piece, it has been very educational this far.  Have 3 options for the grid on the piece so I can see what works best with the boys, and it’s starting to look like a boat.  Was hoping to get the other side done tonight, but this is the gaming table and it’s got to be clean for the game tomorrow night, so they get to play on an unfinished boat this week.  More progress over the weekend. 

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Thanks for looking. 

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My muddling along has continued.  Knowing nothing about boats other than they are supposed to float, I think it’s coming along.  We used it on Friday’s session and the players were quite impressed, though there were several comments about heading back to town and heading out on land instead... <_<

 

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second side is on and I’ve started adding supports for railings. Took a stab at something to represent stairs up onto the top deck, but as I want then wide enough to place a character on, I felt they were too low.  Back to the drawing board...

 

stuff is is being put away as we’re playing Xwing tonight but maybe I’ll be able to get a mast and steps added by next Friday.  

 

This is what was hiding inside the table (the top comes off). 

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Thanks for looking. 

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