I used semi-gloss paper to bring out the colors, and sprayed each sheet with Matte finish spray. The lava "fountain" was printed with the lines layer turned off. I also made the cut-files with the interior segments cut apart instead of scored (my experience building interiors told me that perfs glued to perfs == tears) which works great, especially hiding internal tabs. That was the only (very minor) mod. The base is mat board and the floor has foam-core in it.
It turned out wonderful, and I highly recommend using a cutter for this model - with literally dozens of parts-with-backs the precise cutting helps tremendously. Even then, this was a challenging model that was worth the effort. My plan for this model is to use it with my D&D 4e campaign that has now reached Paragon level and the characters are about to do a bunch of planar travel! This 4-elements portal will be in a remote location and require a ritual to activate each portal. I'm thinking about what I'm going to do for a kitbash of what appears on the "other side" when each of the four portals is used.
gothique: Family is certainly a great analogy. I am always delighted by the amount of support and exchange of ideas in tis extended family
Jul 31, 2021 10:03:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: There has been a lot of talk lately about 'community'. I do think we are more like 'family' here than 'community'. Not that community is bad, but family is better
Jul 29, 2021 17:45:53 GMT -9
ignatious: I don't know Glenn personally, but somehow we are all family (at least to me)
Jul 28, 2021 21:44:03 GMT -9
creyates: I don't know Glenn, but my thoughts are with him and his family + friends. Hope he gets better soon.
Jul 28, 2021 16:44:10 GMT -9
Vermin King: Thoughts and prayers, folks. Thoughts and prayers
Jul 28, 2021 6:44:26 GMT -9
okumarts: I haven't heard much except that his wife said that they are looking to see if there is any lasting damage or if it is hospital dementia after coming out of the surgery. I'll have another look around. Ugh, this is just awful.
Jul 28, 2021 6:01:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: I haven't seen anything new
Jul 26, 2021 4:41:08 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I just noticed this now. Any news on Glenn?
Jul 25, 2021 16:30:50 GMT -9
gothique: I hope Glenn gets better soon. We became friends through this hobby and his models have formed the basis of many of my projects
Jul 24, 2021 6:19:45 GMT -9
ignatious: upon reading this thoughts were immediately sent as well as anything positive left in my soul.
Jul 24, 2021 6:06:00 GMT -9
squirmydad: My heart just sank, thoughts and prayers indeed.
Jul 23, 2021 6:02:52 GMT -9
Vermin King: I saw on Facebook that glennwilliams coded on the table while he was having surgery and is now in ICU on a ventilator. Thoughts and prayers would be appreciated
Jul 23, 2021 5:02:11 GMT -9
squirmydad: The minis are...out there...
Jun 22, 2021 16:59:45 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Thanks to squirmydad for continuing to make the forgotten cool stuff easy to find.
Jun 22, 2021 6:36:07 GMT -9
Vermin King: Got to see Jeff Beck at one of those. Pretty cool. Only time I saw Adrian Belew was at a club gig in KC. Now, I am trying to get Mom up and running on Pandora for old country music. It's her first smart phone
Jun 13, 2021 15:10:20 GMT -9
Vermin King: I think I have it going now, Barbara Streisand hasn't come up on Willie Nelson in over 48 hours. Back when I was in Cleveland, a disc jockey was formerly with Peter Frampton's band. He set up club gigs for folks
Jun 13, 2021 15:07:48 GMT -9
senkosmos: I'm a fan of every artist you mentioned, particularly Jeff Beck (Beck, Boggart & Appice being among my top 3 heavy blues albums, I'ts certainly a pity that Pandora is given you such a hard time to listen to Belew
Jun 12, 2021 8:02:20 GMT -9
Vermin King: I then did another search and started a new Adrian Belew station. It did have 'Artist Only', but the Thumbs Playlist would only go to eight songs. If I added a song, it deleted another. I think I now have it fixed. Didn't have that problem with others
Jun 11, 2021 14:41:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Back to Pandora. I doubt that there are many Adrian Belew fans here, but on Pandora he is jinxed. I deleted the radio station since it did not offer 'Artist Only' mode, and the Adrian Belew Radio Thumbs Playlist never existed.
Jun 11, 2021 14:38:57 GMT -9