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Re: Those Colored German Dice

Postby fskn » Thursday February 11th, 2021 8:46am

Hey, everybody. It's been a long time since my last post.

There are HQ dice to sell up on my Shapeways shop.
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/fskn

I have modeled them myself so they're a bit different from those on Thingiverse, but I think the symbols have a better balance, visually speaking. On the one on Thingiverse, the white shield is a tad too small for my tastes.

The dice unfortunately are not very cheap (because Shapeways), but they're available in a wide variety of materials that you guys can choose from.
A customer bought a set printed in Polished Nickel Steel one of these days, I'm hoping he'll upload some photos there. But so far I have one photo of a few I printed in their (then) finest detail plastic, and I think they look great. The detail is very sharp.

They're available in 2 sizes: 16mm and 13mm, the latter being the size of the original dice.

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EDIT: Just snapped a photo so you guys can hopefully see the quality of the print:

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Again, this is their "Smoothest Fine Detail Plastic", and it's the 16mm (5/8 of an inch) version.
It's actually an outdated model, the one that's up on the shop now has a bit of a curved fillet on the faces (not on the symbols of course). The 13mm one still has sharp edges. I haven't updated that one because I personally prefer the 16mm, but could update the 13mm one of you guys would prefer that instead.
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Re: Those Colored German Dice

Postby lestodante » Thursday February 11th, 2021 2:23pm

but are the original Heroquest dice 13 mm?
I was measuring them and was not sure because it is an uncommon size.


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Re: Those Colored German Dice

Postby fskn » Thursday February 11th, 2021 4:30pm

lestodante wrote:but are the original Heroquest dice 13 mm?
I was measuring them and was not sure because it is an uncommon size.


Huh. I was pretty sure when I measured them last time, but I have just now checked with calipers and to my surprise, they're actually 14mm!

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Welp, guess I have to enlarge those on my shop.

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EDIT: Done.

And here for comparison sake are the original HQ combat die, alongside my 16mm 3D printed and a Koplow 16mm die... Which is just short of 16mm.

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Re: Those Colored German Dice

Postby Kurgan » Thursday February 11th, 2021 7:47pm

I wonder if its possible to 3d print the plastic dice with the print lines following what would be the natural wood grain of the original dice?
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Re: Those Colored German Dice

Postby fskn » Friday February 12th, 2021 6:24am

Kurgan wrote:I wonder if its possible to 3d print the plastic dice with the print lines following what would be the natural wood grain of the original dice?


I don't think we could have any control over that, at least not working with a third party printer, only if you own a printer yourself (like an SLA printer)... But then the lines are perfectly straight, so they look very mechanical.
The above die was printed in 2017, maybe they have better equipment now, I don't know. But if they do, those lines should be even fainter. I would order some metal dice from them if I had the money to do so, those should come out really pretty.
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Re: Those Colored German Dice

Postby j_dean80 » Saturday February 13th, 2021 8:04am

My order is now over 2 months old, so I sent him a message. We’ll see what happens now.
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Re: Those Colored German Dice

Postby Kurgan » Sunday February 14th, 2021 6:15pm

Yeah I haven't tried to contact since the message above. I know mail is still really delayed in the US, I'm sure other countries too.
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Re: Those Colored German Dice

Postby lestodante » Sunday February 14th, 2021 7:53pm

fskn wrote:but I have just now checked with calipers and to my surprise, they're actually 14mm!


Thank you ... I saved some money because I wanted to appositely buy a calipers!! :D


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Re: Those Colored German Dice

Postby BStewart80 » Sunday February 14th, 2021 9:30pm

j_dean80 wrote:My order is now over 2 months old, so I sent him a message. We’ll see what happens now.


I can tell you from experience, I would be shocked if you get a response. But, I can also tell you based on the timing you described, you should receice them within a week or so. That's what happened with me. All that said, I hope he responds and I hope you get them in a day or two. I know how it feels to wait for them.
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Re: Those Colored German Dice

Postby j_dean80 » Sunday February 14th, 2021 9:37pm

BStewart80 wrote:
j_dean80 wrote:My order is now over 2 months old, so I sent him a message. We’ll see what happens now.


I can tell you from experience, I would be shocked if you get a response. But, I can also tell you based on the timing you described, you should receice them within a week or so. That's what happened with me. All that said, I hope he responds and I hope you get them in a day or two. I know how it feels to wait for them.


As I stated before, last time I ordered from him I waited a couple months and nothing. I messaged him and he replied and said he’d ship again. Then, I received them about a month later. I think he never shipped them until my message.
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