Nation- (and City-) Specific Victory City Markers



  • @CWO:

    @P-Unit:

    I don’t know if this is relevant, but we use two different colored flags for capital city control in Global games

    I like your concept of having joint-nation flags (US/USSR and Japan/Germany), which are potentially usable in various ways, so for the fun of it I’ve just made a couple of them using a different design, based on the five major powers of the classic A&A games.  One is a US/UK/USSR flag and one is a Germany/Japan flag.  I’ve posted them below:

    Wow, those are nice. I may upgrade mine to use yours, thanks.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @P-Unit:

    Wow, those are nice. I may upgrade mine to use yours, thanks.

    Feel free to do so.  Making them was a fun little project, but if they can be put to actual use then so much the better.  🙂


  • Customizer

    Guys,

    ––I’ve been quite busy of late. Is there any new “City Marker” news? IMHO this is not only an exciting but worthwhile project!

    Tall Paul


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    @Tall:

    Guys,
    –-I’ve been quite busy of late. Is there any new “City Marker” news? IMHO this is not only an exciting but worthwhile project!
    Tall PaulÂ

    The latest information that I’m aware of dates back to May 16, when Ossel posted the Warsaw marker and said that he hasn’t been able to work on the markers as rapidly as was the case previously because is real-life work had gotten busier.  I don’t know anything else at this point.  Perhaps Ossel can give us an update.



  • I have been monitoring this thread as well.  Ossel has blown my mind with his victory city renditions. I too hope we hear from him soon.


  • Customizer

    Hello All! Things have been fairly busy in my life lately; I usually model these pieces in my down time at work, and frankly there hasn’t been any!

    That being said, I’m going to try and knock out the rest of these, as I am anxious to get them out to you guys (and admittedly I want a set for myself as well :-D).

    As a reward for your patience, I give you…SHANGHAI!!

    Thanks to all of you for your continued support and encouragement. I couldn’t even have gotten as far as I have without your interest and input.

    Shanghai1.PNG
    Shanghai2.PNG


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @ossel:

    Hello All! Things have been fairly busy in my life lately; I usually model these pieces in my down time at work, and frankly there hasn’t been any!

    That being said, I’m going to try and knock out the rest of these, as I am anxious to get them out to you guys (and admittedly I want a set for myself as well :-D).

    As a reward for your patience, I give you…SHANGHAI!!

    Thanks to all of you for your continued support and encouragement. I couldn’t even have gotten as far as I have without your interest and input.

    Ossel, that is one, sweet, looking piece. Very nice, my friend! Good to hear from you again. 😄


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    I love the new marker!  I assume it’s the Square Pagoda of Songjiang?  (The other contender, Longhua Pagoda, has octogonal stories rather than square ones, so the marker is either a great representation of the Square Pagoda of Songjiang or a less-than-great representation of the Longhua Pagoda – LOL).  Thanks for the new treat!


  • Customizer

    ossel,

    ––Great work on your latest “City Marker”. I’m glad to see this very worthwhile project is continuing, even at a slowed pace. Those “4-letter” words sometimes interfere with stuff,….words like:
    Work, Life, Wife, Kids, TIME, etc., etc., etc. haha. Again, good work and I’ll buy a set when there’re all ready whenever that is,….NO PRESSURE!

    Tall Paul


  • Sponsor 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer

    Looking good.  Thanks for the update


  • '13

    These are amazing, great job!!


  • '14 Customizer

    This is brilliant ossel.  Incredible detail and I love the choices you made for the cities.  If your going to sell on Shapeways please include me on the list. I will definitely buy a set.


  • Customizer

    @Tall:

    ossel,

    ––Great work on your latest “City Marker”. I’m glad to see this very worthwhile project is continuing, even at a slowed pace. Those “4-letter” words sometimes interfere with stuff,….words like:
    Work, Life, Wife, Kids, TIME, etc., etc., etc. haha. Again, good work and I’ll buy a set when there’re all ready whenever that is,….NO PRESSURE!

    Tall Paul


  • Customizer


    I SHALL RETURN


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    AWESOME! 😄


  • 2017 2015

    Glad to see that this project is active again, as like everyone else I am very interested on gaining a set of these. I have purchased stuff from Shapeways in the past and paid to get the frosted ultra details pieces. As they were clear pieces, I used grey spray paint on them, and they turned out fantastic. Look forward to any progress on this project


  • Customizer

    Hello All!

    I wanted to provide a quick update on the project, as I’ve been AWOL for a few months…I apologize to everyone who has been patiently waiting. I promise your patience will be rewarded!

    As you all probably know, the models for the Victory Cities themselves are nearly complete, I only have a few more to go!

    Manufacturability is something I am looking into, however. You see, for every material choice on Shapeways, there is a different design requirement. So, for instance, Shanghai can be printed in “Frosted Ultra Detail” but not in the much less expensive “Polished White Plastic”. I would like to have a good balance between quality and affordability, and be able to offer a wide range of materials for those that want them.

    So, to address this concern, I’ve ordered some sample pieces of the cities I’ve designed so far in various materials that Shapeways offers. I hope to receive this by around Christmas time, and I will post comparison pictures of the same pieces in different materials.

    In the mean time, I will continue to crank out designs for cities, so that I can make them active for sale ASAP.

    Thanks again to everyone who is continuing to follow this project, and hopefully we will see these beautiful cities gracing our G40 boards soon!


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    Excellent news!  Welcome back!  Greatly looking forward to seeing the six remaining designs (Calcutta, Hong Kong, Leningrad, Manila, Ottawa and Sydney) and to the production of the actual units.



  • This is truely exciting ! Ossel you have just made my Christmas! Haha can’t wait too see these !


  • Customizer

    Ok all, samples are here! Overall, I was very happy with how these came out, with a few caveats.

    Before I get into posting pictures, let me make a point out a few things:

    Camera
    Some of the pictures aren’t the best quality…I’m not a professional photographer and these things are VERY small. The camera had particular trouble with the Warsaw marker; the detail is very fine on this piece.

    Polished vs. Unpolished
    I made the mistake of ordering most of these in a “polished” variety of plastic…what this ended up doing for many of them was destroying many of the fine features and making some of them look like melted snow. I now know to only use the “unpolished” selection for strong and flexible plastic. The Honolulu marker is a great example of polished vs. unpolished.

    Detail Plastic vs. Strong & Flexible Plastic
    These samples have determined that I will offer two materials for the pieces: 1) Strong and Flexible Plastic, which is a white material and is the cheapest option, and 2) Detail Plastic, which is a clear plastic with better detail, but about double the cost. This should meet my goal of offering different price points for those who want better detail. The London marker is a great example of Strong & Flexible vs. Detail.

    Without further ado…here we go!


  • Customizer

    **City: Paris

    Material: Strong & Flexible Plastic, Polished

    Notes: This one didn’t fare too badly with the polished option; this was the first one out of the box, and I was very pleased with how it came out.**

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    **City: London

    Material: Strong & Flexible Plastic, Polished (Left) and Detail Plastic (Right)

    Notes: As you can see, this one got a little mushy looking with the polished option. The detail plastic looks great.**

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  • Customizer

    **City: Honolulu

    Material: Strong & Flexible Plastic, Polished (Left) and Strong & Flexible Plastic (Right).

    Notes: You can definitely see the difference between polished and unpolished here. I think going with unpolished will solve many of the issues some of the following markers have.**

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  • Customizer

    **City: Washington D.C.

    Material: Strong & Flexible Plastic, Polished.

    Notes: Pretty disappointed with how the polished variety affected this one. Think Detail and Unpolished will be much better.**

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  • Customizer

    **City: Berlin

    Material: Strong & Flexible Plastic, Polished.

    Notes: Really like how this one came out, even though it’s a little mushy looking.**

    IMG_1202.JPG


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