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    Default Almost done - just 3 days work so far...

    Corners are done - I plan to place a compass rose and scale bar in that open bottom righthand corner. All left to do after that is the inset regional map - then I"m done.

    @ Ghostman - I found the seam problem (thought I fixed it before) I fixed it this time.

    Getting real close, if not tomorrow then I'll finish this on Sunday.

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    Default Not sure of the compass rose colors

    Done with the bottom right corner - placed a compass rose and scale bar. I played around with different color combinations, but this the best I could come up with. Any better color ideas for a rose?

    Next to do the inset regional then I'll be done.

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    I think the colors are fine but I wonder if the 'stroke' around the compass rose isn't a little heavy.
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    fantastic - really like the small details, the riverbank, snow on the roof and so forth. Agree with Steel General about the stroke on the compass - and the red/orange gate looks a little crooked (but perhaps thats on purpose?) - great map
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    I was pondering compasses earlier today and what a good compass would look like for this project. The one you created is very interesting and attractive, but it has a heavy Roman feel to it. It may be historically authentic--I don't know--but it doesn't feel Oriental.
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    The seam issue still exists. It's not as bad as it was in the original, but the one on the lower of the two houses is still quite noticeable(the top one blends in enough that it's not that bad if the other was removed). See screenshot:March Entry: Snow Country-screenshot1..png
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    Quote Originally Posted by Immolate View Post
    I was pondering compasses earlier today and what a good compass would look like for this project. The one you created is very interesting and attractive, but it has a heavy Roman feel to it. It may be historically authentic--I don't know--but it doesn't feel Oriental.
    Sadly it's not easy to find pictures of historical Japanese compasses. A Chinese compass would be a readily available model, but might not be accurate, nor make for a particularly pretty symbol

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    I used a Japanese Kamen - family crest symbol, like the Genpei Map - Feb 09 Challenge... This kamen symbol is a fern like plant - as most Japanese kamen depict flowers and plants. Maybe its the gold color, and I should replace that something more Japanese, perhaps white on indigo? I know it looks like a Roman eagle crest, but thats a plant.

    The stroke maybe heavy, but I tryed it at its original size and it seemed too small. Enlarging it enlarged the stroke.

    At Ghostman, I'll try to tweak that roofline seam, but... we'll see.

    So its authentic Japanese.

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    PS: there may be mistakes in these posts - but I can't see the text as I am typing it - my monitor is too dark, maybe using a lighter color font for entering posts?
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    Default Snow Country map done - I think...

    Not that there's not a chance to yet tweak this map if I have to, but for all other intents and purposes, I think I'm done!

    I once again played with the houses with the visible seam - I think I got it this time...

    The torii gate, I slightly rotatied, then shortened the column on the east side - looks better.

    I changed colors on the compass rose - still not happy, but it works.

    And I completed my regional map - so I think I'm done. I thought about doing the regional in snow white, but settled for summer green - ain't too sure which way to go on that.

    Errors, problems, point them out. I'll still tweak if I must...

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    GP: your scale for the inset replicated and sent its progeny off to the southwest corner of your town square.
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