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« on: December 16, 2011, 12:55:13 PM »

This year’s 7TV Salute Participation game is inspired by the Piz Gloria assault from On Her Majesties Secret Service and is tentatively titled 7TV: Where Angels Dare. Build duties are being undertaken by David Marshall of TM Terrain. I've been posting progress on the Crooked Dice Forum, but thought I'd share here.

Here's the original DK cutaway of Piz Gloria:



Obviously it needed a bit of rethink to make it playable and practical in terms of build and storage. Below is my initial sketch. I've added an outside fortress wall and gatehouse to make it seem more of a villain lair - also see Inception. That also gives some nice gantries and walkways for goons to throws themselves off of.



One thing I decided to get rid of was the iconic rotunda. Whilst pretty, it ate up a lot of space and created a barrier between the outside and internal space which I thought would slow down play. So we decided on a chalet style building for the main villains lair and really opened this whole area up. We've been working on some roof designs, but these will be fairly simple and thing will be open during play anyway.

There will also be a supporting pylon tower for the cable car (not sketched) to give it extra stability.

Here's my reverse skecth of the gate house and exterior walls.



BASE BOARDS – Structure – Gatehouse and Bunker
This is the right side of the board. The main structure is coming together.



The gatehouse


Bunker






BASEBOARDS – LAIR and CABLE CAR
So most of the major construction now complete. The two small buildings are Pardulon Concrete bunkers as the external walls will also have a concrete for finish. The Cable Car can be seen here too - although that still needs to be weathered.





















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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 01:04:25 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 01:28:41 PM »

It's looking great! Can't wait to see the finished board.

Eventually I might actually get down to Salute (it is too far away normally)..
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 01:33:33 PM »

Looks already great!  Shocked Cool
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 02:15:21 PM »

Very, very, very promising start!! Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 02:27:54 PM »

Really nice and promising start.  Cool

I spotted the cablecar, and all of a sudden I'm gripped by the urge to make something looking like Castle Wolfenstein... Cheesy

And I really love those buildings in the last picture that seem to be so casually shoved aside. Another project I'm hoping to get done some day... Roll Eyes

++EDIT++ On second look; the front one is a dead ringer for the building I rented a studio in when I lived in Antwerp as a student! 3rd floor, corner room  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2011, 02:28:29 PM »

A most ingenious scheme... Mr Bond.
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2011, 02:42:35 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked

WOW!

Great start!

Watching with much anticipation....

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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2011, 02:55:38 PM »

Wonderful stuff – the other 7TV stuff has looked so great on the actual table, I hope I get to see this at some point!

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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2011, 03:10:20 PM »

Looks good so far  Cool

It'll be a corker when it's done  Cheesy

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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2011, 03:35:40 PM »

Cheers all. I'll bring it along to BLAM next year if it helps... Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2011, 03:40:20 PM »

Here’s Andy’s render of the Cable Car too.



And some shots of it finished but unweathered.




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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2011, 05:56:16 PM »

Promising, very promising  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2011, 06:23:45 PM »

 This looks amazing.Cant wait for more updates to this project.The first table was great and this is shaping up to be even better.
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2011, 07:21:43 PM »

I love these 7tv gaming tables  Love
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