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Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2016 6:13 p.m. PST

So my adult sons and I are getting together later in January for a game day, one of said games being Canvas Eagles. I have had my stuff rattling round in plastic tackle cases for ages so I decided to splurge on some new cases, pluck foam and some new bases to go with my new 3 inch hex game mat. The cases come from Michaels, IRIS slim craft case. They come out to about $4 USD each with applicable coupons. Foam from the Foam Factory, 1.5" thick. The bases are 2.5" hole cutouts from 1/2" plywood I had handy. All in all a good productive day.

I have two scales. 1/144th and 1/285th. The bigger planes use brass tubing marked at various altitude levels which can fit inside each other to mark changes in elevation. The planes attach to the rod with an alligator clip holding a round pin head attached to the bottom of the plane. The smaller guys use Lego pieces for stands and magnets for attaching.

We will probably warm up with the bigger fighters and then do a bombing escort scenario using the Staaken or the Handleys. Who knows maybe I will even work my Taubes into the mix.

Now just to get my decals in the mail and finish up the 24 Shapeways models I have on my paint desk.

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1/144
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All nice and tidy
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phssthpok30 Dec 2016 6:30 p.m. PST

Yeah the IRIS boxes are great. Spray the bottom with PlastiDip to give them better grip when stacked.

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member30 Dec 2016 6:44 p.m. PST

Looks like a great collection.

We use those rules at the local club, with 1/144th scale aircraft, and 3-D stands for gaming.

Great fun!

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