Yes, I know it had been done and done pretty well, but I had to add my own style to this wonderful game.
Instead of making cookie cutter pieces that would be molded and mass produced I decided to make each piece completely unique.
I also did not want to stick to wheat, sheep, brick, wood, and ore, but expand out to encompass a variety of tile designs. Sorry about the early posting but I would like to enter this in a few contests and this new voting system seems to favour the early birds.  Please stay tuned for the completion of this instructable.  I just added the docks, boats and black widow robber, check them out!!   Led powered Settlements and Magnetized Roads coming soon!

Step 1: Materials

White Oven-Bake Clay- 3.75lbs
Various Clay Working Tools
Paint Brushes
Heavy Duty Aluminium Foil
Various Acrylic Paints
Various Resin Dyes
Mod Podge
Foam Board
Disposable Cups
Stir Sticks
Fake Grass (for models)
Sand Paper
Small Rasps
Exacto Knife
4'x4' hard board
8' chair rail
350 magnets

<p>Awesome cool</p>
<p>awesome job!!!!</p>
will fiberglass resin do for the robber?
This is incredible. Can't wait to see the LEDs and cards
I've never played it myself, but it looks like a very similar concept to the Sid Meier's Civilisation Pentalogy.
Thanks for the inspiration, I am in the progress of building my own. Mine is made out of clay also, it seems though that a lot of people are using resin for theirs, so I ask what is better clay, or resin? PS thanks for such a good guide, its hard to find anything this good online for Settlers of Catan.
Wow! That's impressive. I'm a huge fan of settlers and this is the most impressive 3D board I've seen.
good luck.. impressive
This looks so awesome!
Very very nice, and inspiring enough for me to try it. I'm using these heavy duty ultra embossing bead things that you melt into goo instead of resin (since I really have no clue where I could get or how to use resin). I'll post pics when I'm finished.
Hobbby lobby carries resin, so does micheals. I have never used embossing beads before, I will have to look into that. Can't wait to see pictures! Thanks for reading!
If you're interested, I could send you pics of the actual &quot;3d&quot; game. My roommate has it at home and I've played with it.
Thanks, I have seen some pictures of the real one online as well.
Is that Crater lake? (Mt Mazama)
Nice job! I was losing hope that anyone would recognize it.
I wasn't sure if it qualified...guess it did! thanks again!
Ah, good to see the UT fans on the page!!! Love your tiles they are pretty detailed indeed.
Is that Bevo?
Ha ha! I only knew that because your team had a great second half on Saturday, and mine had a miserable one! <br><br>I love Settlers, by the way. That is a very detailed board you've got there. Nice work!

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