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#57112
Re:Game Tiles Review 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I beleive the right hand picture is from the Gen-Con pre-sale.


Edit: Went looking for the picutre I thought I saw of the Gen-Con pre-sale that had the tiles looking that color, but cannot now find it.

I think the right hand picutre looks better, but also looks too much like the original Master Maze paint scheme, so I will/can appreciate the GameTiles having a different shading since I have so much of the original Master Maze.
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#57115
Re:Game Tiles Review 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I don't have an issue with the paint job quality but I have to admit there is a fair colour variance in the pieces.

This I made last night" imgur.com/a/ZCtlC

While the photos are not great, you can see the changing tone between all the pieces (all are painted sets).

Not sure if it bothers me yet, it does give contrast I guess and breaks up the colour scheme.
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#57124
Re:Game Tiles Review 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
wildhunt wrote:
I don't have an issue with the paint job quality but I have to admit there is a fair colour variance in the pieces.

This I made last night" imgur.com/a/ZCtlC

While the photos are not great, you can see the changing tone between all the pieces (all are painted sets).

Not sure if it bothers me yet, it does give contrast I guess and breaks up the colour scheme.


Great setup!

And I kind like the way there is variation - it actually helps to break things up rather than if they were all painted exactly the same like a machine would do...
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#57134
Re:Game Tiles Review 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Yeah, I agree. One thing that can be tricky with DF is the inadvertent "pattern creation" that can happen if you build a large layout with the same basic wall element repeated. I think a little minor variation in the colors helps make a layout look organic and natural, in ways that unvaried repetition of precisely the same color pattern would not.
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#57141
Re:Game Tiles Review 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I think the layout looks great. The slight variation allows for a much more aesthetically pleasing look.

I actually avoided prepainted precisely because I didn't like the exact same "variations" in the small brown stones etc. For me, if I have a structure built out of varied stone materials, then they are going to be varied.

But now that I see the painted sets in action, I feel that it is actually varied, enough to render my concerns about uniformity fairly mute.

Now I have a ton of painting to do! I will still enjoy putting variances in the floor stones, and wall stones etc...

Once I finally get my tiles that is.
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#57229
Re:Game Tiles Review 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
wildhunt wrote:
I don't have an issue with the paint job quality but I have to admit there is a fair colour variance in the pieces.

This I made last night" imgur.com/a/ZCtlC

While the photos are not great, you can see the changing tone between all the pieces (all are painted sets).

Not sure if it bothers me yet, it does give contrast I guess and breaks up the colour scheme.


Wildhunt, it may be my imagination or the lighting of the photograph, but your tiles seem to actually have the grayness I was expecting in mine.

The "dungeon gray" dwarvenite color looks dark brown, and my tiles only have the brown highlights and a tan drybrushing on top of that, so they look a dingy brown, and not really like stone at all:



At this point I'm wondering if they used different manufacturers, and one of them didn't do the paint steps properly. Either that, or they rushed later batches to make their deadline, and skipped the gray drybrushing on some...
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#57230
Re:Game Tiles Review 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I agree with you. Yours do not have any greyness at all to them.
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#57235
Re:Game Tiles Review 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Himajin,

I am really sorry if you don't like the color....I think they match what we showed very well...your photo of your game tiles looks very good to me...of course, everyone has different tastes....

We used the same factory to paint all the Tiles, and I assure you nothing was "rushed" to make deadlines...everything was checked to make sure of quality control and i feel they have all been hand painted to a very high level...

If you really dislike the color, I can of course, offer you a refund...just ship them back to us and we will do so, no worries...

PS
Or, you may wish to brush them yourself with a light drybrush of gray, such a simple customization would not take long as it would be one coat and would need to be done just very, very slightly on each piece?
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#57240
Re:Game Tiles Review 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Thank you for the offer, Stefan, but I like the tiles themselves far too much to part with them. I still think you've made a fantastic product, and I'm sure I'll be using them for years to come. My confusion lies with the fact that the gray paint step seems to me missing from my tiles. Was I wrong to assume that the "Expertly Painted" tiles would be painted using the same three colors you demonstrated in your first painting video? My tiles only seem to have been painted with two.

I guess I'll wait a while longer to see if the coloring grows on me, then work through adjusting the paint job to my liking if it doesn't.
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#57252
Re:Game Tiles Review 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Himajin,

Thank you for your understanding and compliments...sometimes the gray step gets covered over by the 3rd step of olive brown because both steps are brushed over the same area's and catch the same "tops" It's really a matter of slight differences in how much you drybrush each phase...please remember that each step has been hand painted not done by machines:)
The following may be a bit complicated to explain but i will try: the factory has their own way of copying my "look".... My video demonstration was meant for folks who wanted to paint their "own" tiles and is showing the way I personally paint the tiles to try to match the original resin mastermaze pieces...the factory in turn decided the best way for them to also match the resin line AND my prototype pieces that I sent them...but they have their own methods of doing it and I do not dictate to them how to paint the tiles, just I look at the results and see if it matches in colors what I did....which I believe it does...i have gotten some tiles here and am very happy with how they match up with the older resin sets and with their "look"

Anyway,

hope you are happy, please feel free to customize anything you wish but keep in mind that future releases of Game Tiles will be trying to match the look of these tiles so that everything can be mixed in together...anything you customize will be awesome but (might) be out of place if mixed together with our "look" just a thought to keep in mind...you might also make it work both ways anyway:)

Sincerely,
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#57265
Re:Game Tiles Review 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Thank you for taking the time to make that reply Stefan. I have to disagree that the gray paint has simply been "covered over". In my experience, there would at least be some places with the gray paint showing through, and this is simply not the case with my tiles. In my opinion the lack of a gray tone makes them look quite different from the mastermaze sets I have seen first hand, although the examples you painted are much closer.

If this is the look that game tiles will have going forward, I guess I'll learn to live with it. I would encourage you to switch the images on the store and your Facebook page, etc., with actual production tiles, though, to avoid others being disappointed.
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#57323
Re:Game Tiles Review 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
Himajin wrote:
Here's a side-by-side of the tiles I received (left) and the "Expertly Painted" version image from the kickstarter (right).



I may be crazy, but I can't see any of the first gray dry-brushing layer. Come to think of it, the pictures from the factory that were posted in an early update seemed to show them skipping straight to painting the brown highlight stones as well. This results in a much darker look overall, which isn't quite what I'd hoped for.

That said, I do love the tiles themselves. It's just a shame that the paint scheme wasn't what was advertised.


Humm, the pieces do look different. Your pieces do seem to be missing a color. But at the same time, the other piece looks less "stoney" in terms of texture, as more of its detail has been blotted out by the extra layer of paint. I actually do prefer the look of your piece over the KS piece, at least as what I can see in your picture.

Personally, from day one of the KS I did not like the light color of the tiles, like the one in your example from the KS page. However, in the KS video the tiles appeared to be much darker, which made me think that the example pictures were appearing lighter than what they actually would when sitting on my table at home. I guess at the end it is a matter of taste, but I like how your set up looks more than the example set ups in the kickstarter (but again, from a picture, its hard for me to really know).

The big thing that I see in the pictures is that the example piece was much more carefully painted than what you got (And, that kind of makes sense. The DnD pre-painted minis were the same way). But at any rate, when I am not zooming as much as possible to look at one wall section, but look at your example set up, all those little details vanish and are not really noticeable. But again, this is all from pictures. I for one am excited to get these and to start using them in my games :)
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