So, with time off this time of year I finally go to do some of the larger projects that I normally don’t have time for. (Of course they are gifts for others…)
I thought this would be easy. I have a template to start from and had previously made modifications to it. I had just finished up a topographic map and thought this would be much easier.
The base layer 1/8" Baltic Birch and the top layer is 1/16" Basswood plywood. I couldn’t get my masking to stick to the Basswood; it was so strange.
The Catan board ended up using more wood than the map, but I really like how it turned out.
The reason I went with this design is because I like the way it created holding spaces for the towns/cities and the roads.
I look forward to giving it to my friends. I also plan on eventually adding the expansion pieces.
[Edit: Finally finished the box!]
[Edit: Information about the original author!]
This is modified from a design by “katton” at Imgur:
That is absolutely amazing! Fabulous job!
I like the way you reimagined the tiles. Very nice from an aesthetic as well as a practical point of view.
That looks great. My wife bought me the game last Friday (but not for Christmas) and that is my next project. I have been looking at different designs for ideas the last few days. Now you have raised the bar for me.
Wow! This will be such a pleasure to use, love your colour choices as well.
I love the layered designs! Very nice job on it.
Wow! It looks great! Sorry you don’t get to keep it for yourself.
Really nice design work on that! Needs a custom box for it (with the artists signature)!
I am still working on the box. It is drying.
Very nicely done and especially the way you made it your own with unique tiles.
I keep thinking about making one of these, I keep looking at some others work for inspiration but have not seen one I really like, until now, I really like the way you have created this. I may now try and complete this long put off project. Thank you much for this share.
really neat layout for the tiles. We loved making ours last season and I know how much work goes into this project. Congrats on a great outcome. I still need to make one for myself.
Fantastic outcome. Very nice indeed.
I finally finished the box. It is not perfect, but I am sure my friends will still love it.
What program or system did you use to create the interlocking hexes ?
the layout looks great!
Welcome to the community!
The original design was referenced in this post:
I thought I found the initial design on thingiverse, but I cannot find it now. I did not come up with the initial design. I cannot find the original right now, but I did not create it (just modified it).
Edit: I think I found the original (took a lot of effort to find it).
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It was a design posted by someone else. It was so unique I knew I wanted to give it a try! I didn’t like everything about it so I did make a few a changes for my version, but it turned out beautiful!
Now that it is done, if/when I do it again I would make more changes to the box. (Mainly I would probably build in a drawer for the tokens and make sure it is big enough to hold the expansion.)
I have updated the original post with the information about the original I modified, for those that find this thread in the future!
The box is beautiful. love the wa yet holds the pieces.