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#57096
Very happy with my tiles 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
My three sets plus add-ons arrived yesterday. This was a surprise because according to DF they hadn't yet shipped as of the night before. A good surprise it was, however!

I ordered the unpainted sets and add-on paints. After playing around with the tiles I have to say I am considering not painting them. I kind of like the dark, minimal quality of these tiles, and how my minis and dungeon dressing look on them as is. We'll see.

Some notes:

- heavy box!
- the pieces are weightier than expected, which I like
- as mentioned above, the "unpainted" version is quite attractive
- all my doors work smoothly
- no noticeable imperfections on any of my pieces
- they arrived sooner than expected

Can't wait to use them in my next Pathfinder session in 2 weeks.

I'm including a couple of shots here.

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#57099
Re:Very happy with my tiles 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Thanks for the pictures, Golthanon! I agree, I am loving the look of the unpainted tiles.
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#57102
Re:Very happy with my tiles 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Good to hear about the doors! Yeah, that stock dungeon grey is looking quite excellent.

Thanks for sharing!
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#57104
Re:Very happy with my tiles 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
You know, If you just do a 1 color drybrush on all your stones it would be very minimal and dark...maybe just step 3...olive drybrush...the thing with leaving them dark is that your miniatures REALLY stand out more...so if you prefer to highlight your mini's leaving them unpainted or just doing a really light brushing (to bring out the details) may be an idea:)

I would have experimented with some other styles/colors more, but my priority was to make sure they matched the older resin stuff as well, so they could be intermixed with them in building....

I might try some darker seedy tones on some of MY unpainted Tiles...when I get MINE:)

Looking forward to seeing what some real mini painters out there do....
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#57106
Re:Very happy with my tiles 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Thanks for your suggestion Stefan. I will definitely try a light drybrush first and then decide. I know you said in the game tiles promo that the "unpainted" tiles were usable as is, but I was still surprised that they really are! :)

And thank you for an affordable, quality product and very easy Kickstarter experience. I've been drooling over other people's DF pieces for ages now and am so happy to finally have some of my own. I'm looking forward to ordering your next game tile offerings when they become available.
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#57128
Re:Very happy with my tiles 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Thanks for sharing!
I, too, went with the unpainted 'dungeon gray' and I'll be painting them with my son. Once I get them. I'm still hopeful I'll get them while my other son is home on leave from the navy. I'd love to give him a set. I know he'd positively crap himself.
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#57184
Re:Very happy with my tiles 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Thank you for the info and kickstarting the painting discussion.
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#57192
Re:Very happy with my tiles 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Wow... I also ordered unpainted and I see that the accessories and minis really pop when they are in their original dark color.

That's really quite impressive, and it looks nice. I am sure for my first session they will run unpainted, but I'll try to get some of those accessories done ahead of time now that I see this.
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#57238
Re:Very happy with my tiles 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Stefan's painting technique is really easy. It's surprising how much better they look with some paint on them. I am probably going to be making mine a bit lighter by dry brushing more ivory color on them in the final step. Heck, I was going to start with them with a medium grey primer and wash black, and Stefan's technique actually looks better. One thing I changed to make it easier is that I use a sponge brush to do the DK grey undercoat Wetish Drybrush (see the Video he explains it pretty well there). The Sponge brush is a more controllable than the big dry brush and only takes a couple of strokes to get the surfaces coated correctly.
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#57241
Re:Very happy with my tiles 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Tasha wrote:
The Sponge brush is a more controllable than the big dry brush and only takes a couple of strokes to get the surfaces coated correctly.


Tasha, that's an interesting tip. I've painted a lot of terrrain but never thought to use a sponge brush for drybrushing. Brilliant idea, thanks for sharing it!
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#58579
Re:Very happy with my tiles 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
SO I went ahead and painted about 2/3 of my 3 sets following Stefan's technique (and using his paints) as closely as possible. I have to say, they do look much better! Here they are now!

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