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#8996
Unpainted pieces 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Have you ever considered selling unpainted pieces for those who would like to paint their own?
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#8997
Unpainted pieces 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
You Know that Came up in a Previous Thread around about the Time of the Inseption of the Boards... The Arguement From Fans (Not DF, Who Never Commented), Was that the Whole Point of DF was that it was Pre-painted... I Have to Kinda' Agree, though it might be Easier to Get inspired to paint those Odd Ball Color Schemes that Would make for Unique Set ups... But Personally I Would Rather Buy the Stuff ready to Go...
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#8998
Unpainted pieces 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
In the last thread I heard one argument that was cost. Hmm - I just got finally my first order (apart of the DOE) off.

If you buy some heavy stuff at the moment (Dungeon pieces) which are reduced in prize you pay already now nearly as much postage as you pay for the piece - painted.

Unpainted shipping might be more.

An example - the 4 way cavern passage is approx. 650g - without packaging. Cost for USPS is $3 per pound to the UK (after the first 6 pounds which are more expansive).

Therefore the total saving - at least for outside the US - would be neglectable. And in this case you can as well take a painted piece and repaint it.

Just my thoughts

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#8999
Unpainted pieces 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
I think the idea, as willypold is trying to put forward here, is the option of individual choice.
Some gamers might be playing in non-Terrestrial settings where doing their own paint scheme may contribute greatly to their gaming experience.
With the set-up Jeff & Co. have with the Chinese, I do not see any great difficulty except the available assets (which actually appears as a major difficulty) for an additional sea freight container of unpainted DF MM.
Otherwise, there should be no real problem for the unpainted series especially since DF has gone on-line only.
The fulfillment center in Knoxville should have the available room and "Tom the Computer Guy" should be able add the section to the WEB page without great difficulty.
Maybe admin can step in here and help us with this idea, yes?
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SF: Starter(3), Passage(2), Alpha(7), Beta(2) someday soon;
Cavern: Cavern, Cavernous Passages, many individual pieces, Cavernous River & Wall and Cavernous Lake someday soon;
Fantasy: Room & Passages, Room, Octagonal Room, Wicked Additions I&II, Adv. Builder, Diagonal Walls Set, Dungeon Accessories, Medieval Furniture, many individual pieces.
 
#9000
Unpainted pieces 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Why bother with painted/unpainted sets?
Buy what you wnat, paint 'em in tempera-style colors, and when the scenario is done, clean 'em up with warm water and a good bristle brush, and you're back to DF grey!! 8)
If you want a more permanent color change, use acrylics or enamels.
C'mon, guys, let's give Jeff, Stefan, & Co. a break!! it's tough enough making this stuff in ONE color scheme!

Geez; some people are NEVER happy! :evil: :evil:

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#9001
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Jim,

Have you Ever Tried the Temporary Paint Method? I'd be Curious how that would work, and How well it would Clean up... (Not Sure I would Try it myself though)...
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#9002
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MLV,

In all honesty, no, not yet. I've thought about it, but I haven't had a call for non-DF colors.
However, now that you've given me a semi-challenge, I may go try it tonight.
No wait a minute, I don't HAVE any tempera paints at home!
EEEEK!! :shock:
Oh well, there's an A.C Moore at White Marsh, and a Michael's at Nottingham Square, and I have to go to Lowe's tonight anyway...
Oaky, check back here often, especially after the weekend. I hope to have a full report by next week.

See Ya! :D

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#9003
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Roger that... Let's see those Pics! (After the Weekend)... Course I would be Curious about the Clean up more than anything...
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#9004
Unpainted pieces 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Okay, NOW I can speak from authoritative experience!

I did a test over the weekend of tempera paint (a VIRULENT GREEN!!) on a section of MM Fantasy dungeon that I cut up (SHOCK!!! :shock: :shock: )(Oh, the HORROR!! HE CUT IT UP!!).
Anyway, now that we've done the theatrical exposition, let's get to the meat of the article.
Using both lacquer and acrylic clear coats, I did outside walls in flat, insides in gloss, one cover per wall.
The results are shown in the pictures attached below. In case you can't see them, all 4 walls were covered liberally in nasty green paint and allowed to dry overnight. After photos were taken wit hthe paint on (the next night after!), I used warm tap water and a scrub brush to clean off the paint. It came off all 4 walls as if it weren't even there. The only exception was that a slight amount of green remains in some ofthe mortar joints; I believe that warmer water, or some soap, or perhaps a more energetic brush arm, would have removed the left-over paint.
With this capability in mind, there is no reason to require unpainted MM pieces; just buy as much MM as you can scrape up, beg, borrow, or steal cash or credit for, and paint it with tempera any time you need something otherworldly!! Talk about a great deal? :P :P

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#9005
Unpainted pieces 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Oops, it only allows 3 attachments per post, and I have 4 pics. Here's #4.

FYI: If you look REAL CLOSE at the top edges of the De-Greened pictures, you can see a little green in the mortar joints.

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#9006
Unpainted pieces 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
My wife, who is an artist, says that the tempera should come out of the mortar joints if you soak the piece in a warm soap solution and then scrub.
Hope that helps.
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SF: Starter(3), Passage(2), Alpha(7), Beta(2) someday soon;
Cavern: Cavern, Cavernous Passages, many individual pieces, Cavernous River & Wall and Cavernous Lake someday soon;
Fantasy: Room & Passages, Room, Octagonal Room, Wicked Additions I&II, Adv. Builder, Diagonal Walls Set, Dungeon Accessories, Medieval Furniture, many individual pieces.
 
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