As for this afternoon, I had mentioned before in previous posts that I would finish off my review of laser cut buildings. I have came across some things to return to that review. My mission for today was to finish off some buildings, but due to slight anger, I decided to switch missions. I went for my fifth mat to make for this tournament. Within and month and a week, I made five 5' x 6' mats for this event. If it was not for working retail and the whole holiday of Christmas, I could have finished my projects in two weeks, if I pushed myself. So here are some examples of my recent work, which are mostly in previous posts. I would take note that this does not give away any tournament map advantage, since that will be set up differently.
Mat 1: Danny's Normandy Farm Country
This is a commission job I did for my friend who wanted a farm like atmosphere, but he purchased some 4Ground row homes. Since row homes are not really farm like and I did not want him to have wasted money, I designed it for row homes and a farm house.
This was a mat designed for Impudent Mortals who are sponsors for our tournament. They were nice effort to give us buildings! Out of guilt and desire, I will probably end up with some of their factory buildings. Though, they will be part of the continued review of laser cut buildings, their presence on the table speaks for themselves.
This mat was somewhat inspired by a Russian war Film that I cannot type due to the Greek alphabet, but it takes place in the Balkans and Ukraine! I only mentioned the Lord of the Rings, because it reminds me of some shots in the movie based in New Zealand. I sold this in ten minutes, but I am allowed to use it for our event.
Mat 4: The River Crossing.
I wanted a natural river running through a board. For years, I have seen rivers as blue strips of color running across the board. Anyone who have been around a river knows it is rarely blue. I grew up around water my whole life whether it was creeks, rivers, swamps, or the ocean. Only the ocean did I ever see blue, which was south Florida. This was my attempt at a natural river. Besides, it gave me an excuse to use my Miniature Building Authority bridge!