Roadmonkeytj

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    Custom train bogies/trucks

    Not sure if you can do this with MAC but it's possible with windows ... Use a bigger thumb drive and you can install apps on the drive as well. https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-run-windows-10-from-a-usb-drive Used to do this with XP so I didn't have to carry two laptops ... Just booted my personal system on the company laptop when traveling. Since it wasn't a remote log they had no log of what I was doing.
  2. Lol all in good fun
  3. There fixed that for you, there was a clerical error.
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    Custom train bogies/trucks

    If using LDD, blue render or povray can be downloaded to give some nice looking renders. From what I can tell the design looks promising as long as you don't have wheel rub!
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    [MOC] Its time for Battle

    Check it out
  6. Love the way you did the loose wedge's to look like fresh turned sand in the dig!
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    Brick Train Awards Prizes

    There are several listings for $10 so you even buy three and only be $5 out of pocket? As far as the prizes I believe they are trying to source "local" prizes as international shipping can be delayed 2 months right now.
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    Sea Rats: Sign-up and Discussion, ERA II

    @TitusV As far as I know all replies to this thread should bring it current ...
  9. Colony Name: New Nassau Ownership: Sea Rats Location: Island #21 Blond Beach, Mud Beach Island Map: Geographical Features: Just a finger's depth beneath the soil of this island is a foul-smelling yellow loam, for which it is named. The island's beaches are stained yellow as the soil is eroded into the sea. On the interior of the island, amidst great tropical trees, can be found mud pits of the self-same yellow earth, dug out by boars, or other beasts. The Island's southern side has several fresh-water lakes. Island Rumors: It is said that the natives wear this mud to prevent getting bitten by the island's insects. Who can own property in New Nassau: Anyone - who wishes to live free from tyranny and control of any crown. This is a Pirate Haven. Who can freebuild in New Nassau: Anyone 
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    About the Islanders

    I too always viewed them as hostile towards the imperialism government and sympathetic towards the pirates who trade their wares
  11. To whom it may concern - By order of Governor of Charlatan Bay. A reward of 150DBs for the capture and return of the private trade ship known as Rahab's Gambit has been issued along with an additional bounty of 200DBs for the capture and hanging of Independent Pirate known as The Dragon. Please note that Gustaf Vonbricktin has captured the former black pirate ship known as Odin's Scorn. This warship will be leading a hunting party for the formentioned pirate The Dragon. Should you have any greivence with the former captain of Odin's Scorn he is being held in chains until he can be returned to Charlatan Bay or any nation that wishes to try him. Anyone is encouraged to join the hunt for Independent Pirates. Rewards will be paid out of the personal Treasury of Gustaf Vonbricktin. Signed Gustaf Vonbricktin Governor Charlatan Bay
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    Eslandola Colonial Council, 620, IN SESSION

    A courier entered the room and motioned to Guilder. It was addressed to the general council. To whom it may concern - By order of Governor of Charlatan Bay. A reward of 150DBs for the capture and return of the private trade ship known as Rahab's Gambit has been issued along with an additional bounty of 200DBs for the capture and hanging of Independent Pirate known as The Dragon. Please note that Gustaf Vonbricktin has captured the former black pirate ship known as Odin's Scorn. This warship will be leading a hunting party for the formentioned pirate The Dragon. Should you have any greivence with the former captain of Odin's Scorn he is being held in chains until he can be returned to Charlatan Bay or any nation that wishes to try him. Anyone is encouraged to join the hunt for Independent Pirates. Rewards will be paid out of the personal Treasury of Gustaf Vonbricktin. Signed Gustaf Vonbricktin Governor Charlatan Bay
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    Does anyone use decals instead of stickers?

    I know a guy who uses O scale water slide ... They work great ... If you don't handle them too often or model doesn't ever come apart. Based on his experience I wouldn't recommend using them if you pack them around for shows ... He tried a clear sealer and even clear packing tape ... They look ok but the vinyl decals are far superior in durability and handling ... If careful enough you can even "repair" a torn decal. As far as paper based stickers ... I hate them they leave adhesive and generally degrade easily
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    A pamphlet from Nola Mar

    Brilliant render and even better story ... Look forward to the next chapter!
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    The road from Breshaun to Eltina

    You've captured almost all stages of construction in one scene ... It's really well done!
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    [SR-MCRA] Pirates have gone too far

    Thank you ... I do plan to licence it ... The office began while working on another project ... The stairs is the same trick I've used before copy paste rotate repeat lol step by step until you reach the desired height ... Then rotate into place. It is ... If I recall is just over 2w x 6l 32x32 baseplates but all custom plate so sections can be removed for better angles. The shrouds were a last minute change ... Lol the picture of the historic rope walk I was working off just had the twisting machines across the yard and had an elevated office at the back . Thank you sir! I hope to continue the story with the hunt of the npc pirate the Dragon ... But the powers that be say he is one of the hardest to hunt so should make for good stories!
  17. Gustaf read the KPA to see how his ships cargo traded when they reached Fatu Hiva. However it had not been good news. Gustaf was furious but his status as Governor allowed him certain liberties. Wanted posters were drawn up and a bounty for the return of Rahabs Gambit along with a second poster drawn up for the Capture and delivery of the Pirate known as "The Dragon". Good news had come later that day though … Odin's Scorn had been stranded in Jameston on the far side of the Island a month ago and had been repairing its damaged rigging. He immediately departed for Jameston. Upon his arrival Gustaf went straight away to the ropeworks as where else would you obtain new rigging for a ship the size of Odin's Scorn. Gustaf asked around and was happy to find the owner knew him well and was not sympathetic to Pirates. The owner explained that he would have never sold them anything had he known they were pirates - however he said they were not dressed as any Pirate he had never seen - they acted like regular sailors and had a certain air of military training behind them. He remembered the day well as it was the last time the shepherds had brought the goats through town to trade their goods. He knew exactly what they had purchased as he read the log to Gustaf - it was enough rigging for the foremast and also enough rope to re-hoist a lanteen sail. Gustaf knew from his time at sea the ship had only sailed a mere two days ago based on a repair of that size. He asked if he recalled the captains appearance - to which the owner obliged a description - an older captain with patch over his eye but dressed as a gentleman would not that of a normal pirate. Gustaf knew immediately who it was … Wardel Gustaf knew right where to find his ship . . . and a few days later he was returning with Captain Mason Wardel in chains to be tried for Piracy and he now had his war ship back so the hunt for the Dragon could begin. __________________________________ OoC This is the start of the story for the hunt for the Pirate known as The Dragon. @ESL, @COR The former pirate captain Mason Wardel is ready to be tried for his crimes at sea this is his mini fig head.
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    [SR - Ch III - Cat E] The Last Stand

    Normally I don't condone modifications however you've made a historical accurate change ... So I'm conflicted but I like it
  19. It's a fun build ... It's been some time since I build a set this large ... Took a couple nights of building.
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    [SR - FB] Class 2 Sloop Nymeria

    Don't fret mate I have a whole box of nothing but ship hulls like these lol. The ship works ... Might I suggest swapping the hull sections ... The black/grey can be swapped with the grey/brown to net you a black/brown and a grey/grey hull! Forgive me I'm not finding the link to this currently