Custom Facilities Project


  • 2017 2016 Customizer

    @LHoffman:

    Awesome! Those are sweet!

    Thanks LHoffman! Im not 100% sold on the Naval base (the others im sure), but I know it will be a crane thing with a dock.


  • 2019 Sponsor 2018 2017 2016 '12

    @siredblood:

    @LHoffman:

    Awesome! Those are sweet!

    Thanks LHoffman! Im not 100% sold on the Naval base (the others im sure), but I know it will be a crane thing with a dock.

    Definitely have to work on the crane. Looks far too breakable and hard to mold for sure.


  • 2018 2017 2016

    I think it should be a motorized working crane that can lift my battleships off the board. There should be blinking lights too. And longshoremen who take long breaks.
    Actually no, I like those docks the way they are. I liked the old style too that pokes out into the water, it reminds me of my dock at the cottage which I always miss in the dead of winter and can’t wait to get back there.


  • 2017 2016 Customizer

    Its actually a hard piece (naval), I don’t know what it is, but I cant seem to get it…. I think its the lack of an idea for it lol… got the train station on the first try, literally took less the 5 min to make the 3d model, and im happy with it 100%.


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    I love the idea of 3d pieces to replace the cardboard tokens. I like your airfield, naval base (first design with two docks) and major factor. I’m okay with the minor factory although to me the dimensions don’t really work when you remove one ‘roof triangle’.

    Your second option for the naval base (the crane) got me confused. It seems not to resemble what you want to depict in the first place. Might be just me.


  • 2017 2016 Customizer

    @Tjoek:

    I love the idea of 3d pieces to replace the cardboard tokens. I like your airfield, naval base (first design with two docks) and major factor. I’m okay with the minor factory although to me the dimensions don’t really work when you remove one ‘roof triangle’.

    Your second option for the naval base (the crane) got me confused. It seems not to resemble what you want to depict in the first place. Might be just me.

    when you play AAA online, the naval base is a crane, why I was toying with it. Looking at era naval bases, its just a grip of docks… I thought maybe a crane thing would make it easier to grab. I don’t quit things till Im happy, so well get it 🙂

    Im actually going to see about molds tomorrow. They want me to take some classes, but I found someone there who will do it for me for 50 bucks + plus material (super small mold). That’s cheaper then the classes I would have to take.


  • 2019 Sponsor 2018 2017 2016 '12

    @Tjoek:

    I love the idea of 3d pieces to replace the cardboard tokens. I like your airfield, naval base (first design with two docks) and major factor. I’m okay with the minor factory although to me the dimensions don’t really work when you remove one ‘roof triangle’.

    Your second option for the naval base (the crane) got me confused. It seems not to resemble what you want to depict in the first place. Might be just me.

    I agree with Tjoek.

    Perhaps for the Minor IC use a simple peaked roof instead of the double triangle? That might solve proportion issues and quick recognition.

    The naval base, IMO, looked better without the crane as well. 2 or 3 docks would look better to me vs the single dock and crane (which I honestly think would break and/or not be able to be pulled from a mold very easily/cleanly).

    Looking good though! I like the creativity and work being put into these.


  • 2017 2016 Customizer

    Thanks for the feedback guys, im on it, would like to wrap this up today, so we can start tooling


  • 2017 2016 Customizer

    I agree changing the roof on one, makes it easier to distinguish. Went back to old dock style, and added track rails on the station (im sure the station is just pretty much for me lol). This is the first time im happy with all of them.

    Hopefully we can move on and get some tooling done 😛

    Im happy to take more crit, crit is what gives us better ideas! … but if you have something to say, say it soon, would like to get this rolling.

    Thanks for all your input, they have gotten better imo.


  • 2019 Sponsor 2018 2017 2016 '12

    Looks great to me!


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    That’s impressive! Your minor factory looks like a real factory now. I would consider to do a complete redesign of the major factory as well. This now looks a bit more like a ‘toy’ compared to the other more realistic models.


  • 2019 Sponsor 2018 2017 2016 '12

    @Tjoek:

    That’s impressive! Your minor factory looks like a real factory now. I would consider to do a complete redesign of the major factory as well. This now looks a bit more like a ‘toy’ compared to the other more realistic models.

    A lot of larger factories, especially in Europe, in the 30’s and 40’s had those peaked roofs with windows in them to let the light in. That’s why they were designed that way in the first place for the original A&A and have carried on through.

    I say keep it for that reason alone.


  • 2017 2016 Customizer

    Im starting the CAD file now, so hopefully this time next week we are ready to tool, then after that, its BAM… Facilities galore 😛



  • I couldnt find your pieces on iwngu. How did the final ones come out? Im interested in getting a set of naval and air facilities if its doable.


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