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    Last Tuesday night our group had decided to take a break from the rigours of the aerial battles over the trenches and, as a bit of light relief, relive the glory days of Hollywood via a King Kong scenario.

    I got all inspired and whipped up a more substantial base for Kong on my 3D printer. But as it turned out the night was a bust with Doug having a prior engagement and me being confined to quarters with a nasty cold.

    Oh well at least we will be prepared for next time!

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    This was a ‘quick & dirty’ design and print so I haven’t put the .stl file up on Thingaverse and I don’t think the files section here can handle that file type (yet).
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    Brings up a memory of Ken the Cowman and his KK epic Empire State Building.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Looks fairly similar to the base I contructed for my Origins scenario a couple of years ago, except mine was pentagonal instead of hexagonal... You can see a picture from my album on this url...https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/at...2&d=1492213366

    Nice job on the 3D printing option!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Looks fairly similar to the base I contructed for my Origins scenario a couple of years ago, except mine was pentagonal instead of hexagonal... You can see a picture from my album on this url...https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/at...2&d=1492213366

    Nice job on the 3D printing option!

    All the best,
    Matt
    Oh Matt that is a great base and one mean gorilla. If I ever revisit my print I will have to investigate a way of bringing textures into a Tinkercad model.

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    Nice Job there Wayne. I have a cold myself which put Mark off as well so no game took place last Tuesday. Looking forward to playing that base. Your last pic looks like KK has stopped for lunch. Meanwhille I might check out King Kong movies on the tube.

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    Matt, I was wondering how you got your Kong to stand on that sloping roof line and then I noticed the 2 small holes in each roof segment - inspirationaly clever!!

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    There is a small brass rod in his left hand and right foot - the holes are drilled based on a template of the same so that he can be moved around the top of the building based on a die roll each turn. I roll two six-sided dice - one black, one white - the black one determines whether he moves clockwise or counter-clockwise (evens CW, odds CCW) - the white one determines how many sections he moves (1-4 is that number of sections, 5 or 6 means he remains in place). It works pretty well - I have players plot their three-card move for the turn and then roll to determine where Kong goes. He is a wily ape...

    I look forward to reportage of your scenario when you're able to get the gang together and play!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Matt,
    Could you bring your King Kong out for battle this summer?

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    Dan, I am sure he could climb his way out of the display case and stow away in my planes box for a trip to Epic Loot...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Ahhh the Great Kong revival .......

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    And you could call the AAR ‘Monkey Business’

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    "Aping About" may be more appropriate Wayne !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Well, after seeing Matt's photos, I decided to revisit my Kong roof print and try for a tiled effect on the roof. After more than several false starts, I decided that the best way would be to print 6 equilateral triangles with a 'tile effect' embossed on each section. This meant that I only had to design one triangle and print it 6 times to form a completed roof.

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    I did this for 2 reasons - it was the only way that I could see (in Tinkercad) to get the tile effect correctly orientated and it mean I could glue 2 sections together which would make for easier, more compact storage. The complete roof section could then be 'assembled' on a mat for use in a game.

    Here are the completed sections laid out but not glued. I will need to make an expedition to the local hobby shop for some plastic strip to glue over the joins plus add a few other bits and pieces. Why oh why do I plunge into a new project before completing the previous one??

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    Happy to supply the stl file to anyone who wants it.
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    I love what you have created here, Wayne! I can't wait to see it painted and finished for your game

    All the best,
    Matt

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    That looks really cool, please post pics when its finished.

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    Well, I finally made time to proceed to the next build phase. I glued my roof segments in pairs and then added some plasticard strips in the middle of each pair to simulate ridges:

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    I then trimmed the ridges and glued more strips along one edge so that the strip would overlap with the next pair. Hopefully my photos explain it better than my words!

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    The final stage was to cut a small hexagonal shape from plasticard and glue it over one set of pairs so that it covers the (dodgy) joins when they are pushed together on the game mat:

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    Now it’s off to the paint shop...

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    Excellent! Love to see the design and building process!

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    Or the links to the item on thingiverse would be great too.

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    This morning I was all set to head to my paint booth when I looked again at my structure. Damn that centre small plasticard hexagon looks horrible! Then I had one of those light-bulb moments: why not print something and why didn't I do that in the first place??

    So, off to Tinkercad where I whipped up a truncated cone with a 2.5mm hole through the centre , fired up my printer and wallah - a much nicer centre piece complete with a hole for a flag pole!

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    A mapping pin slid nicely into the plastic rod and, we're done:

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    I have just stood the centre spire on top of the roof segments to make for easy storage but if that is too fiddly on the gaming table, I'll probably glue the spire to one of the segments and leave the flagpole a push fit.

    Next step is to upload my files to Thingaverse. I'll post the link in this thread when I have put together my stl files, my photos and a halfway decent description. I'll also include a link back to this thread = you never know it might encourage a newbie to give Wings of Glory a go!

    Now, finally, it's off to the paint booth!
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    This is looking wonderful, Wayne! I look forward to the painted version...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Well, the big moment has arrived - the paint shop all set up ready for action after tea:

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    And what a bust that was - the motor on my compressor died about 5 minutes after making a start so it was back to the work bench, break out a brush and use a hair dryer to dry between coats. Not the best job I have ever done but we need for our regular Tuesday night of mayhem - our long overdue King Kong battle:

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    And here it is all set up prior to the rest of the gang arriving:

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    Damn how do we rotate photos?

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    This looks great, Wayne - I imagine it will work out just fine! I look forward to seeing how it works in the game...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Here are a few photos from our Tuesday night game - full AAR yet to come in the appropriate forum but I thought these might wet your appetite:

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    Looks really awesome! Nice work! Thanks for sharing this.

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    I look forward to reading the AAR Wayne.
    After all your work It deserves to be good.
    Hope your compressor problem was not too expensive.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Hope your compressor problem was not too expensive.
    Rob.
    Well as I only have to replace the compressor, not the tank and regulator, it's only going to cost $83 (not sure how much that is in your money) plus the time spent in fabricating a new mount and altering the 'plumbing'

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    I have now uploaded the stl files to Thingiverse. You can down load them here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3706548

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    Everything turned out wonderfully, Wayne! The rooftop and Kong look great. And the AAR is wonderful, too. So glad you had fun coming up with the rooftop and playing with The Beast

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Wonderful AAR Wayne. Rooftop is great too. Kong lives on....for now.



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