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#30088
Small Tease for Gen Con Indy 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Looks more like a lived-in old building than a ruin to me. Works well as a sorcerer's study, a monastery or a bathhouse. It's very old architecture, but its the product of an advanced civilization so it lasts the centuries. ROTA looks liek it could work for SW to me.
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#30089
Small Tease for Gen Con Indy 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
GS,

I love the ruin factor myself. I can see how a "pretty" and new looking set could be quite nifty too. But I think that the more aged appearance will serve very well for a lot of gaming environs and settings.

Blair,

Yeah, I can see the RotA stuff fulfilling a Naboo-ish niche in the SW universe... Perhaps a once grand culture, very old, and on the decline, or the ruins of one. But then hey, it's 3D, brilliantly designed, and DF... I'll find a use...*Chuckle*...

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#30090
Small Tease for Gen Con Indy 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
We have tried to sculpt and paint it so that it could go either way: as an Ancient Ruin that is abandoned...OR as a used building/temple that is really old and perhaps a little worn...also I must sheepishly admit, after I so painstakingly painted the mosaics I didn't have the heart to totally scrub and fade them out...of course, you will be able to weather them yourselves pretty easily if you wish them to look much older and more ruined...........however you may also find it hard to do:) he,he,he....
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#30091
Small Tease for Gen Con Indy 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Wow--so I saw this stuff at GenCon and it looks amazing. I got to pick it up and handle it to get a close look at the pieces. Stefan really did a fantastic job on these (as always!). The detail on those teeny-tiny little mosaics is simply mind boggling. My head was spinning trying to imagine the people who have to actually paint those things once they go full swing into production!

Can't wait to see more of these pieces. In the meantime, I'll be happy to study the close-up shots I took of the display samples. ;-}~
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#30092
Small Tease for Gen Con Indy 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
blairgb, MyLordVoid and Stefen i'm not saying i don't like it, and yeah its not so ruined that it has holes in the walls and loose bricks everywhere where it would be a death trap to walk in. It's just such a "pretty" set that it would be great to see it at it's height like walking into the parthenon/Acropolis of Athena in this form upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/89/Parthenon.at.Nashville.Tenenssee.01.jpg/800px-Parthenon.at.Nashville.Tenenssee.01.jpg and not this form upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/Parthenon-2008.jpg/800px-Parthenon-2008.jpg
I know it's not that bad, now it's more like the Pantheon, or the Baths of Bath. Very well preserved so it's not an utter ruin, but still not prestine.

And oh i can think of a few uses for it in SW (and hey i'm not SW obssesed i do play other games ;) ) where it would be great for, it's just i personally like the shows on tv where you can see the creations of the stuff at it's height. The Ruins are great, but the models and recreations of the whole are stunning.
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#30093
Small Tease for Gen Con Indy 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Stefan;

Warpage? Hmm. As you know, I've (ah-hmm) copied several DF designs over to larger sizes, most notably floors that you didn't make in large, econo-sizes, for personal use only. I even went all the way to 10x10.
I did several 2x8's, some 1x6's, and of course, my monster 10x10, and I never got any warped floors. Now, it's true, I'm not cranking out High-Volume production, either. I mean, I pour ONE or TWO pieces, and I'm using the water-clear resin that Micro-Mark sells, their 300 or 600 line, I forget which, and I DO add some colorant (which also retards cure times) and I give it extra cure time in a relatively cool basement. So maybe those variables contribute to low warp and reject rates. Because I've NEVER had to throw one away because of warpage. Screwed up pours - oh YEAH! Slipped molds - In A Heartbeat! But no warps.
Maybe I'm just lucky. It was surprising to read that you've gotten warp rejects on the line - I'd think the pros over in China would have it down to a fine science, with all the resin work THEY do for the world!
Oh, well.

Keep on keeping on, guys!
We'll keep on buying the goodies (and They ARE goodies, too!)
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#30094
Small Tease for Gen Con Indy 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Jim

The issue might be the extra cure time (or lack thereof). A company which makes casts for a living wants to get them out of the mold as quickly as possible to get the mold filled again.

Just my 2p worth of suggestion.

Thod

PS: Yes - I have seen warpage myself. I'm just not as patient as you are.
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#30095
Small Tease for Gen Con Indy 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Yes, speed is allways a factor for big factories.....also, we have a really unique product as far as most factories are concerned because we are modular...most resinwares they do are stand alone pieces, like baseball stadium replicas or Lighthouses...these are easy pieces for them to do, and if they warp or shrink a tiny bit it is not a problem. For us, shrinkage can also be a huge issue, particularily since the pieces will not shrink equally on every part but may depend on the shape...The bigger you get and the more shrinkage you get, the harder it becomes to fit them together with other pieces as well...all our pieces are cast by hand not machine, the time of year, and moisture in the air can play a role as well...

All in all it is really kind of incredible that we can continue to find factories willing to handle our business and all the headaches involved for such a small profit...
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#30096
Small Tease for Gen Con Indy 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Thod -

Who ever told you I was patient?

I want it ALL - and I want it RIGHT NOW!!!!!
Outcth, I jutht bit my tongue; cometh from having it in my theek all the time. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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#30097
Small Tease for Gen Con Indy 5 Years, 8 Months ago  
Wow! These are really nice. I just bought my wife over to the computer and we will be in for a half dozen sets when they are available. For whatever it is worth, I like the large carven pieces a lot. I also like the large floors and the large room and passages. It's very nice to be able to put together some large areas quickly although the flexibility of design with the smaller pieces is not something I would altogether give up readily.
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#30098
Small Tease for Gen Con Indy 5 Years, 8 Months ago  
Welcome pipswich to the group, collectors anonymous, and enjoy.

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