Step 4: Cut the Foamboard.

There is a half inch space for the roads to be placed in-between the tiles  The foam board needs to be cut to act as a base for the clay.
Start by finding the middle of your board.  I find that drawing two diagonal lines from corner to corner is the easiest.  Place one hex tile from the game centred on the board and trace around it. 
Offset another hex a half inch from the orginal.
Draw straight lines out from the top and bottom of the hex.
Where those lines intersect with the others is where the corners of your next hex will be.
After you draw out that hex you will need to offset another half inch to form your next corners.
Continue until you have laid out your full board.
Add a 1-1/2 inch offset to the outside of your hexes to form the edge of your board.
Cut out all of the hexes and the main board from the foam board piece using an exacto knife.
I found that the foam board cuts easiest with a slow saw like motion.  Just pulling it though leaves the foam very rough and holes where you don't want them.  Be sure to cut the paper on both sides before trying to remove the pieces all the way.
<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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