No problem switching to 8 bricks for cliffs, I like the 3 inches thing (never occurred to me and could be quite useful). I will update the article before I post the web version.
We can include a CCC in the Base8 display, in fact I'd like to. All you gotta do is move your walls 4 studs in or out, or if everyone is mortally opposed to that we can leave them as is and build the display around them. It's Tom's call being he's the official coordinator.
8cre is just what I'm calling an 8x8 square. Clever huh? I explain it all in the doc I posted above.
Your MOC is an island, correct? So your water is made of blue plates rather than blue baseplates? Hmm. If so it's still doable I should think. Can you send me a pic? In fact...
If you can post/send me/Tom overall shots of the MOCs you want to put in the display, or draw out the footprints in NWMap (has anyone tried downloading it yet?) so we can get a feel for how this thing might come together, that would be great. I'm thinking that since, other than my ship, I don't have any MOCs I'm married to already built, my main role here is going to be making in-between modules to link everybody together, hopefully with Base8 but possibly otherwise. Landscaping is my "thing," in case it wasn't obvious, and I can put stuff together pretty quickly. I've got a decent number of baseplates and I don't have a problem hitting TRU for a few more if necessary.
While that's being chewed on, though, if everyone contributing could post the following we can start working on ideas for the rest of the layout:
Email and/or other contact:
Choose a flag to identify you in NWMap/fly above your MOCs
Flag #1 (red blue green white or yellow):
Flag #2 (red blue green white yellow or none):
Footprints of MOCs/modules you already have made:
Rate on a scale of 1-5 how much time/effort you have available in the next 4 weeks to build up your baseplates into Base8 compatible modules, 1 being none 5 being plenty:
Whether or not you would be willing/able to build BPB supports for each of the modules you create (see last page of the Base8 .doc):
How many 32x32, 32x16, 16x16, and 16x8 baseplates do you have available that are...
How many 8cres of Roads/Shorelines would you estimate you can build (Tan plates):
How many 8cres of Cliffs you estimate you could build (4x8x8 dark/light grey bricks):
About how many 8cres worth of blue baseplates you could convert to rivers/streams using green and grey bricks/plates:
How many CCC Walls you have built, how many of those you could convert to Base8, and about how many new ones you could put together:
How many CCC houses you could bring to put within the walls:
Here's a link to the Base8 article again just for good measure (sorry I don't have the web version ready yet) http://www.copernicanstudios.com/Base8.doc