CBS - Tips, Tricks and Modifications

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Re: CBS - Tips, Tricks and Modifications

Post by Runeweaver » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:40 pm

I like it, and it looks simple, but I think many know that it truly isn't because u need an exact cut. That takes guts, William. I'll admire it from afar, as I don't have the intestinal fortitude to hack these apart. Funny, I'm a modder and I don't think I'll undertake this project.

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Re: CBS - Tips, Tricks and Modifications

Post by jchunick » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:14 pm

There are a lot of wonderful mods here. I'd love to try some out myself. I did cut the corner off one of the floor tiles, but it kind of needs some custom walls with corners now :-)

I really like your corner posts with the 1/2 cut vee so that the posts look nice and square, and the vee is only needed for the railing.
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Re: CBS - Tips, Tricks and Modifications

Post by William » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:00 pm

I've lied, I will be doing the signage post next. There is a reason I have to show this mod first and I will point it out as we go.

Edit - I would have posted pictures of these proccesses, but my computer died awhile back and I lost the photos. Remember to BACK UP YOUR SYSTEM...

Tip/Mod #3 - Shed, 1/2 Roof -

I wanted a way to cover a 40' (or wider) floor with something that would slope up to the next level. I've seen large roofs done with an upside down roof over two side by side then the final roof covers the one fliped upsidedown. What a waste of roofs. I also wanted to use the space upstairs, so I cut a roof down the ridge to cover the 10' area to each side of the upstairs.
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When I removed the plastic plate set into the bottom of the roofs and 1/2 roofs I noticed the metal plates for the magnetics was just glued in place under the two roof planes. It's fairly easy to avoid the plates when only cutting down the ridge with an X-Acto or utility knife. To fit the new shed roof under the eave above, you will need to shave/cut down top the about 3/16" or so. Then it should slide under without picking up that side of the roof above it. The Gable End Walls are pretty thick, but just rock back and forth on them and it will work. Good Luck if you try.
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I also cut Four Tudor walls and 2 Wood Floors in half to mix things up. I couldn't wait for the new CBS coming in the Castle KS and upcoming KS's. I needed the flexability in design. :geek:
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I also made a half railing for other reasons,...
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...but it fit here nicely.
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Edit - "Yes, I trimmed four posts for just railings. I've got a serious problem here!"

On these two 1/2 roofs and one full roof I have removed the metal plates to cut those into hip pieces (I've not had the guts to try it yet, but I will get them done someday.)
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Difference - with or without.
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Now that I have shown you where these metal plates have come from, I'll get back to the signage post. Next time................................................. ;)
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Re: CBS - Tips, Tricks and Modifications

Post by Vegomatic » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:38 pm

Excellent tips!

Looking forward to more!!!

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Re: CBS - Tips, Tricks and Modifications

Post by Runeweaver » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:58 pm

Very easy to do. I may have to do that. Keep them coming, William!

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Re: CBS - Tips, Tricks and Modifications

Post by William » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:52 am

Thanks guys, I just love sharing the ideas I see or come up with (I love seeing your ideas too). Kitenerd, you're always so good with story side of things, you must be a veracious reader. Great story line there, the Bronze Lion - Protector of Valoria. I was just thinking of a baddie, but a goodie works too.

Anyway -
TIP #2 - Adding PUNCH to the interior lighting of your buildings, when viewing from outside.
Paint the underside (CEILING) of the Floors and Roofs to relfect more light. I used Pokorny White and Pokorny Cardboard on the underside of Ceilings that might be exposed if viewed from below like a deck or balcony. As you will see in the photos I screwed up with one open area below two floors, one is white and the other is cardboard. Oops :lol: This is a project anyone can do and with any type paint. These took two coats to look decent, but it's not really for viewing anyway.

Floor Ceilings - (Yes, some are modified, I'll get into those at a later date.)
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Roof Ceilings - (Yes, ...)
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Partial Roofs (Cut down ridgeline) still have metal plate inside for magnetics and reflection of light, no paint. I'll show these in use soon.
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Baseline - Two rooms similar walls for reflection of lighting.
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Examples of open light on ceilings with and without white paint.
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Money-Shot of the difference - TADA ... ;)
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Some examples of lighting.
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Where I missed the two different colored ceilings, I think it matters for brightness.
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Next post on Signage, some easy ideas for various ways to mount your magnetic signs.
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Re: CBS - Tips, Tricks and Modifications

Post by AnimeSensei » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:29 am

Well done! :D
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Re: CBS - Tips, Tricks and Modifications

Post by Runeweaver » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:24 pm

I love the modification. Simple and yet very clever. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: CBS - Tips, Tricks and Modifications

Post by kitenerd » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:44 pm

Holy story line...

You can drop hints in songs and stories of how the Lion of Valoria will always protect the city.

Then when they least expect it, the Lion can leap off its pedestal and attack the invaders! You get to help the PC's when they are about to be overwhelmed and the story gets a huge boon.

Alternatively, seedier elements of the population could be turning up dead with strange claw marks... Perhaps the Lion is championing the meek and protecting the citizenry whilst everyone is asleep. Can the PC's figure out hpw the bad guys are dying? What do they do once they know?

The statue is gorgeous, the story potential even more awesome!
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Re: CBS - Tips, Tricks and Modifications

Post by Oldent » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:34 pm

I always enjoy your modifications. Well done. :!:
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