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JohnDDW
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 11:02 pm    Post subject: 7000-scale project Reply with quote

I've never really had enough space for a 6'x4' gaming table, with the addition of the 7000 scale miniatures and the suggestion that you could play using centimeters instead of inches. A 72cm x 48cm gaming board is certainly doable.



Right now I've got a white border marking off the "gaming" area of the board, i've painted on stars and some whatnot for background, and plan on adding grid lines every 6cm to help mark off deployment zones and whatnot.

Plan on painting up some 7000 scale minis play with later on. Also some planets, asteroids, black holes and whatnot for terrain features.

https://i.imgur.com/swbPCuo.jpg?1
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would this be to play A Call to Arms Star Fleet?
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JohnDDW
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, indeed. The other games use hex maps, right? Or at least.. have not as well translated "free movement & measurement" rules as ACTA does.
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would take about five minutes to change ACTA to hexes. I'm just sayin'...
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JohnDDW
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, i thought I'd at least get a "nice game board" to cheer me on for this project, hehe.
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the background for the map is certainly quite beautiful.

If you're interested, there are adapters on ADB's Shapeways page to convert the 1/2-inch hexagonal bases of the 1/7000-scale minis (made to fit a standard 5/8" hex SFB map) into the larger 1-inch hex stand-base size common on many minis and also to a round base compatible with ACTA-SF.
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JohnDDW
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Managed to "finish" my board recently, or rather. I'm satisfied with it as it is even though there's a lot more I feel like I could do.

https://imgur.com/gallery/hcXRpJo

Painted the grid lines, glued some cork board to the bottom to keep it from sliding around on tables. Sprayed the top layer with a gloss coat finish and then a matte finish.

Learned some interesting things about the process, thinking about how I might do it differently if/when I make a second board.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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