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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby phoenixcinder » Tuesday March 12th, 2019 6:16pm

Hoping for some thoughts on color/pattern still.

I sent the lid off to a trophy engraving place to have "HeroQuest" engraved on the lid via laser burner
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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby arch8ngel » Tuesday March 12th, 2019 8:03pm

Do you have a vector file that you gave them for the engraving? Or are they doing that as part of the job?

If you have a vector logo for HeroQuest I would be very interested in a copy to use on my office laser cutter/engraver.
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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby phoenixcinder » Tuesday March 12th, 2019 10:09pm

Yeah I do but honestly just download the heroquest font and type it out and there is your vector. That is all I did and then gave it a bit of an arc

http://www.heroscribe.org/fonts.html
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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby phoenixcinder » Thursday March 14th, 2019 7:11pm

Picked up my etched lid today :)

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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby arch8ngel » Thursday March 14th, 2019 7:31pm

That turned out nicely!

For some reason when I read your other comment I was envisioning the title/logo from the retail box.

But it doesn't seem like it would be too tough to split the difference and spend some time stylizing the typed/font-based logo with some kind of outline.
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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby phoenixcinder » Thursday March 14th, 2019 7:49pm

Originally I was going to do an outline or a border but I ordered some metal hardware for this box and the corner pieces for the lid will frame the etch nicely.
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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby Daedalus » Tuesday April 2nd, 2019 1:03am

phoenixcinder wrote:Debating on interior stain for the wood borders I put in (and separators I will be putting in later). Curious on peoples thoughts on the color they like and why. Have 8 different stains shown.

In the bottom right pic I also tried a couple of patterns of vertical and horizontal slabs of wood. Find the vertical ones look too home and garden. Curious on thoughts on other possible patterns.

I'd go with the off white. I'd think it would make a nice contrast with the black bottom. White would also work as the best available color for the support pillars, which should be coordinated with the partitions.

As for a pattern, I'd skip it altogether . . . however, that's just my opinion. Since you asked for an alternative pattern, what about using the faces of the combat die? I imagine you'd need some kind of stamp to pull it off. I believe Shapeways has a 3D HQ die that might work.
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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby Anderas » Tuesday April 2nd, 2019 5:26am

Wow it is on the best way to become a real beauty!

Did you think of some kind of transport solution, a way to hold the minis in place in case your car encounters a pothole? Or if the box meets a door frame, accidentally?


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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby phoenixcinder » Thursday April 4th, 2019 11:45pm

Daedalus wrote:I'd go with the off white. I'd think it would make a nice contrast with the black bottom. White would also work as the best available color for the support pillars, which should be coordinated with the partitions.

As for a pattern, I'd skip it altogether . . . however, that's just my opinion. Since you asked for an alternative pattern, what about using the faces of the combat die? I imagine you'd need some kind of stamp to pull it off. I believe Shapeways has a 3D HQ die that might work.


I was thinking the white for a bit as well, but its too new feeling, not old like a dungeon or a castle. Coordinating the pillars never crossed my mind but that's a really good point. I am leaning towards just a solid color. But something light and contrasts well with the blue velvet on the bottom. Something in the yellow/brown/ wooden color like maybe.
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Re: Building a furniture/mini case

Postby phoenixcinder » Thursday April 4th, 2019 11:47pm

Anderas wrote:Wow it is on the best way to become a real beauty!

Did you think of some kind of transport solution, a way to hold the minis in place in case your car encounters a pothole? Or if the box meets a door frame, accidentally?


I am not sure of ideas on that, Its also going to be really dependent on how all the minis will fit in that upper section once that kickstarter things gets running and I get the minis I am missing.

Any suggestions?
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