Each hex was cut from pink foam insulation board. I found a hex shape to use as a stencil, traced the hexes on the foam board, then used a foam cutter to cut out each one. My foam cutter is a cheap one, so this took a while, and smelled quite bad. You should probably cut the foam outside if possible!
|pink foam insulation and foam cutter|
|brick, wheat, and ore|
|wood, desert, sheep|
|settlement and city marker bases|
|settlement and city tops drying|
The roads are made from big popsicle sticks I bought at a dollar store. I cut each down to size, and then painted them.
|cutting down the popsicle sticks|
|roads ready to be painted|
Wheat - I stripped the top layer from some corrugated cardboard so it looked like crop rows. I then glued rows of twine upright so it looked like wheat. Once that was dry, I cut the twine so it was shorter, then cut the cardboard into sections for each tile. Glued that to the painted hex. The dirt around the wheat is used coffee grounds.
|wheat and ore drying|
|nearly finished wheat tiles - just needs a second coat of coffee|
Desert - beige painted hex covered in two coats of coarse sand bought at a dollar store.
Sheep - green painted hexes covered in two coats of green flock. I bought a package of plastic sheep at a model railroad store.
Brick - red painted hexes, and hirst arts bricks painted dark red with grey drybrush.
|cutting the Gary Oak twig|
|tree ready to assemble|
|water tiles and spray template|
|inverted bridge, drying|
|bridge glued to water tile|
|additional dock plank added to edge|
The rest of this post will be photos of the player pieces and the completed board:
|wheat 2:1 marker|
|brick 2:1 marker|
|ore 2:1 marker|
|sheep 2:1 marker|
|wood 2:1 marker|
|close up of the Robber and the desert tile|