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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:19 pm    Post subject: Gavutu/ Tanambogo ASL WIP updated 1-14-08 Reply with quote

We have embarked on another ASL in 20mm project, this time headed to the PTO to do the landings by the Paramarines and other USMC forces on Gavutu and Tanamobogo, off the coast of Guadalcanal.

Here Watson has just started painting Tanambogo, the smaller of the 2 islands...


Both islands have been made out of sheets of insulation rather than individual hexes to speed setup and ease of transport. Here's a closeup of the "choppy" seas prior to painting...


Here are the 3 main sections, including both islands. A 4th piece will be made to accomadate the small islet of Gaomi and include extra sea hexes for the Marine landing craft to come in on...


More to follow with painted water, flocking, sand, etc.

-Hayes


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Epic Hayes. Dougie.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very cool .. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, very nice.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked

BTW, Watson looks to be quite skilled and helpful. I must get to teaching my dog to do stuff like that. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great project- like the look of that already
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very interesting, I'd never manage to get the hexes cut out neatly enough to fit back together, did you use a large template?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff...

And can I borrow your dog next time I need some terrain please?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great. There is nothing better than a well put together battlefield and this looks like it will be fantastic.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That has the potential to look well cool when its done
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised Surprised Surprised Shocked Shocked wow large enough to include that many islands....fantastic work!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys...I can't take credit for Watson, Robert has him well trained! To make the hexes we just lay out the 4" GHQ hexes and outline them to create our boards. Cut the edges with a hot foam knife, and lightly score the hex lines onto the board. The only drawback of the hex pattern is running it across hills, especially steep ones like on the islands. In order to keep the hex pattern, the hex lines themselves get a little skewed. I'm not a geometry professor, but putting a 1 dimensional pattern onto a 3-D surface can be a little tricky! Otherwise, all goes pretty quickly.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:08 pm    Post subject: Gavutu and Tanambogo WIP updated 1-14-2008 Reply with quote

Some more updates from the South Pacific...

close-up of the spackled and painted water


long-view before beaches and groundwork


and from the other end


laying on the groundwork, a mix of dirt, flock, and sand


close-up of beach and land transition


after flocking Tanambogo


with a host of Pegasus Palms (sorry for the pic)


and from the back


Gavutu dirted up. You'll notice "Shuggy" or "Shugfree" the cat just off the photo at the top, perusing her work. Watson likes the cutting and sculpting whereas Shuggy likes the "artistic" work like flocking. She will also be providing the terrain for the causeway still seen unfinished.


thanks for looking guys, am finally starting on the figs as well, so will keep you posted.

-Hayes


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good - but i do wonder how you are going to stand figs on some of that
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob,

Thanks. Should be no problem on the figs as we use larger round stands with 2 or 3 figs to a base. When in doubt we will stick a small pin in the foam behind the stand.

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