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#57248
Washing Game Tiles 1 Year ago  
I was one of the lucky shipping testers. I haven't been able to really sit down with them as I'm moving across the country. Yesterday I had some down time and decided to get them out and prep them for painting this weekend.

Because of the nature of the plastic washing the game tiles becomes readily important to remove any residual mold release since priming isn't necessary. But I didn't want to have to wash all those tiles and accessories by hand. Then I realized I could just put them in my dishwasher.

So I lined the bottom rack with cooling racks and used a colander to lay out pieces and to prevent any pieces from going into the bottom and possibly melting on the heading element. For the really tiny accessories I put them in my utensil holder to keep them from flying around.

For the top rack I laid out my walls, corners, and round corners. I did have to lay out more cooling racks so that the tiles weren't stacked too thick on top of each other.

All said I was able to barely got two sets plus ask the add-ons but mostly because I have quite a few cooling racks, we like to bake. Plus side all the pieces were washed and mostly dried in an hourish. Warning, I did turn off the heated drying time as I didn't want to chance that a piece did fall into the heating element. Also it appears that any slight warping of the corners were fixed by the hot water.

Today I start painting them and work report back the results.
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#57249
Re:Washing Game Tiles 1 Year ago  
Just as a heads up - Stefan posted here that there are no mold release agents used on Game Tiles. The material doesn't require it.

http://www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=518&id=56954&limit=12&start=12#57163
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#57250
Re:Washing Game Tiles 1 Year ago  
Well sweet. I got in on Reaper's bones kickstarter and washing was necessary on many of the pieces so I just washed them all first.

Now if I can remember this trick when the second kickstarter arrives I can save myself a ton of time.
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#57253
Re:Washing Game Tiles 1 Year ago  
Ohhh....I would not recommend putting the tiles in a dishwasher, we have not tested that...hope they are OK...washing is not needed, they take the paint really well...If you really wanted to wash them I would just throw them in the shower/bath tub with soap and water being careful to not to let any little pieces go down the drain...
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#57276
Re:Washing Game Tiles 1 Year ago  
They came out fine. No warping or loss of detail.
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#57350
Re:Washing Game Tiles 1 Year ago  
I can't help but feel an urge to wash the tiles JIC. Some spots on my tiles' seem slightly more smooth or slick than other areas.
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#57369
Re:Washing Game Tiles 1 Year ago  
scopio616 wrote:
I can't help but feel an urge to wash the tiles JIC. Some spots on my tiles' seem slightly more smooth or slick than other areas.


I've noticed this as well, but it's had no noticeable effect on painting them, so I've stopped worrying about it.
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#57370
Re:Washing Game Tiles 1 Year ago  
scopio616 wrote:
I can't help but feel an urge to wash the tiles JIC. Some spots on my tiles' seem slightly more smooth or slick than other areas.
I think that's part of the sculpture. I have painted my pieces and can confirm that's not a problem.
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#57372
Re:Washing Game Tiles 1 Year ago  
GX.Sigma wrote:
It's part of the sculpture. I have painted my pieces and can confirm that's not a problem.Seems kinda easy for me to get the paint to flake off the back, but it is cheap paint.
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#57373
Re:Washing Game Tiles 1 Year ago  
Ok, got an image that shows how some areas are glossy, yet others are straight up Dullcote level matt.
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