Step 17: Boats and Docks


Computer paper
Mod podge
Paper clips


The boats act as my ports for the resources so there are five boats in total.  The picture on the sail denotes which resource the boat will be associated with.

I started all my boats as a mostly shapeless blobs with a magnet in the bottom.  The final shaping was all done after then clay was baked in the oven.
Make sure your magnets match up with the magnets already on your board!!

Shape your boats with an exacto and glue in the magnets.
You can use a nail or in my case a drill bit to hold your boats as you paint them.
Now onto the sails.  
Just paint a few circles of color onto your page, let dry and repeat on the other side of the page as well.
Use a detail brush and paint your resources in the middle of the color.
Let the paint dry and cover with a thin layer of Mod Podge.
After everything is dry cut your sails to size.
Grab your paper clips and straighten out.
Cut the paper clip leaving enough to attach to the boat.
Glue the paper clip onto the sail and let dry.
Make a small hole in the inside of your boat for your sail.
Use super glue to attach the sail to the boat.

Four docks will be needed to represent the 3:1 ports on the game.
Once again just form basic shapes with magnets in the bottom and bake the clay.
Shape and paint.
Glue on the magnet and your docks are ready.

<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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