But either way, I think you may be breaking the rules and may get a take down notice.
Haven’t had a takedown notice in 21 years. <knock on wood>
I’m wondering if “downloading” means a software download that allows you to download the images. Some of these companies used to use software like that for transferring large files before “the cloud” was more ubiquitous.
IIRC, a few years back WotC sent me some image assets and I had to download some software to get them.
Can any1 measure with caliper what are dimensions (L & W) in mm of ANZAC (Warspite) battleship and Italian (Littorio) battleship. I am doing desk decals but i dont owe europe and pacific 1940 to try. Tnx
@Cloudesley This looks beautiful and easy to reference; do I assume correctly that you designed these to match the dimensions of the OOB 1940 unit pieces boxes? Will you make these available for download or purchase?
@coedewa What specific questions about camo do you have?
Here is a process I provided earlier in the thread re: a German woodland camo for armor. I’ll reiterate that you want to go light to dark when applying colors.
The woodland camo is a 3 step process. First of all, I painted a dark khaki color, based off of a photograph or drawing. Then I painted a burnt sienna brown in stripes and an occasional “splotch”, to simulate the camo. Then I painted a dark forest green overlapping the brown, making sure to cover most of the piece. There are many different kinds of camo, but as a general rule, it looks better when it overlaps, when it’s not a predictable pattern (you don’t want parallel stripes running along the length of the piece :-)), and when you cover the entire piece, then paint details over it. This makes it look more authentic in my opinion.
Got some facelift for my gaming table:
In addition there’s a steel panel below the map, needed for the new created flight stands and other magnetic stuff: 20210606_204515_1.jpg
Whew….been a long time yeah? Think I have some time again to meander around here a bit 😉 I have nearly completed overhauling the whole of the AAA edition of mine - was trying again to start posting…
Later edit: Yeah…I have posted a photo of some artillery, but it may be that it’s my camera…really bad detail when it comes to using it (a phone) that close. But I have an idea or two - will try again soon~
Thanks for the help in creating my original enlarged map board. I found an original scan of a board online (I cannot remember the original creator, but I searched for “High Res Axis Allies Map.” If you were the creator of this, thank you very much! Kudos!
I wanted to do a 4 foot by 6 foot enlargement. The original file wasn’t high res enough for that, so I worked on it in Photo Shop by increasing the size and dpi. I’m pretty much a novice to Photo Shop, but it wasn’t that difficult after some google queries on how to do it.
Once I had it enlarged to the size and resolution I needed (beware, this apparently can bog down your computer if you are using a basic MacBook), I then went about finding a print shop. I ended up going to BannerBuzz.com. I’d never heard of them before, but their website was easy to use and the price was good.
I put my 4x6 map on vinyl, had it laminated, and had it shipped to me for about $50 total. The process took roughly ten days from me uploading the file, choosing the options, proofing it, and having it created and delivered.
The map looks great. in retrospect, I might have increased the resolution just a touch more, but I’m pretty pleased with it. If anyone wants the file, I can upload it or send it to you - Remember, it is a 4’ by 6’ version of the 1984-87 map, as in the original Milton Bradley version, and if you are a newbie to this, I can answer questions that I learned through the process.
@general-5-stars yep, very similar concept. Bad thing is, I have blank dice at home that I bought to make these. I just picked up a copy of conquest of nerath and was thinking the dice system would be neat to use in A&A, got caught up in trying to think about how it would work that I completely forgot about these dice lol.
@lt-dan is their any chance that a version that has the starting areas of each faction have its own color ( e.g Germany: ghosted grey)?
I prefer that much more than swastikas and empire sun. The colors in all respects would presumably be light opacity so as to not interfere with the details underneath.
Happy days (maybe) everyone in the group’s been jabbed, and there’s been talk of resuming gaming. I’m hopeful. Anyway, here’s a few new pieces they’re going to see…
Some injection molded Pzkfw VI b.
A replacement Sharnhorst.
And the last I have finished, USS Colorado.
I removed the radar from Sharnhorst as a nod to his last sortie. Our cat donated a whisker for Gneisenau’s mast. In hindsight, I should have removed the cranes from the German ships then reinstalled them in a better position after painting.