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#25738
DF temple add-on listing on e-bay 7 Years, 4 Months ago  


Has anyone gotten one of these sets yet? Are they worth it? Whats the quality like? Seems to me $75 is WAY too expensive for less 10 pieces of plastic.
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#25739
DF temple add-on listing on e-bay 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
I saw that auction as well and was following it's progress. No bids yet and it ends in a few hours. It looks cool but, like you , I think it's a lot of money when not getting a hands-on inspection before spending it.
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#25740
DF temple add-on listing on e-bay 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
The guy selling them is on these boards. I think they look really cool but as you said 75$ is steep. Even the starting price of 50$ is a little high. I would pay 30$ but I would prefer to buy a larger set so you can make a sizeable room. He should sell them in DF sized increments.
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#25741
DF temple add-on listing on e-bay 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
The guy selling them is on these boards.
REALLY???

Well - let him speak up then!

Why do you charge the $75 for 10 pieces of plastic that DF charges $89 for 31 pieces of WELL DONE resin???
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#25742
DF temple add-on listing on e-bay 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Just as an fyi... resin IS a form of plastic. The seller does state these are resin. Technically, DF items are plastic also.

As for the price- it woulld depend on what he is using and his set up. If these are done with decent mold rubber and he invested in a vacuum chamber/pressure pot to ensure bubble free pours along with one of the real high end resins (i.e. $80+ gallon) this could explain the price. Plus if its a garage set-up that he is doing on the side that is a fairly heavy investment in time. Add in the fact that whover is doing this is also painting them, with your choice of column colors indicating a semi-custom paint job, and the price may not be so bad.

From what I can see this stuff is also high quality- stones picked out in different shades, etc. ALso this stuff looks pressure cast- no air bubbles in the areas I know would be natural traps for air in a simple gravity pour.

I do a lot of custom modeling, props, and sculpting at my house as a hobby. I dropped about $1200 on a vacuum chamber, pressure pot, and dual use air compressor (it switches from pressure to vaccuum at the flip of a switch). I decided to stop using single mold, gravity drop pours and am now experimenting with much harder multi-part molds using pressure pours. This also forced me to switch to the more expensive resin with a 20 minute pot life and water like consistency at about $90/gallon after shipping.

To put things in some perspective I am looking at my DF Ogres Den consisting of one room thats about 6x6, a portcullis, a door, and a treasure chest still with the MSRP sticker of $60 on it-which I know if I dropped on Ebay I may get double that since its way OOP. DF now has the luxury of economy of scale combined with a fairly healthy initial pre-order of items from all of us DF fanatics to keep prices reasonable.

ANd no- this stuff is not mine but I figured I would just give you a perspective from someone who does do resin casting.
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#25743
DF temple add-on listing on e-bay 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Blackhawk,

Do you do some custom moldings? Would you take a commision? I would not complain about a fair price for materials and your time. Let me know. My email is dm 'underscore' horn 'at' hot mail 'dot' com. If the answer is no just reply to the forum.

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DF temple add-on listing on e-bay 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
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#25745
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Has anyone gotten this stuff?

Anyone....?

Bueller?
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#25746
DF temple add-on listing on e-bay 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Harneloot,

I will have the temple set shortly, and I will update you.

I have talked with him at length several times.
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#25747
DF temple add-on listing on e-bay 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Cool!
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#25748
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They look great and I would love to have a couple sets.
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#25749
DF temple add-on listing on e-bay 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
They look great and I would love to have a couple sets.
At $75 a set?
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