Author Topic: Trying to make game pieces  (Read 2164 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Yip

  • Species: vulpes vulpes
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 4005
    • Furaffinity
Trying to make game pieces
« on: May 07, 2008, 01:15:03 pm »
I have a couple questions that have to do with making game pieces. Since it's sort of art related I figured I'd ask here.

First: I have some standard dice that I would like to modify. I want to make the dots different colors. So how can I easily remove the paint without damaging the plastic?

Second: I would like to paint a large number of small wooden cubes (like say, 100 of each color or so). Whats a quick efficient way I can accomplish this? I'd also like to do this with wooden disks and maybe some other simple shapes.

Offline Kaloth

  • Hero Member
  • Something goes here
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 3049
Re: Trying to make game pieces
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 10:46:29 pm »
For the first I have no idea.

The second though maybe some system of dipping them into the paint and making a contraption to hold them while they dry.

Offline Tevnon

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Male
  • Posts: 443
    • Tevnon's Web Site
Re: Trying to make game pieces
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008, 08:59:28 pm »
Is it really necessary to remove the paint in a dice's dots? I should think you would be able to just paint inside each dot carefully with enamel paints and do fine.

For the others I can think of two solutions. The first is to dye the wooden pieces instead of painting them. Soak them in Rit dye mixed up really concentrated for a couple hours, take out to let dry, and then wash off any dye on the surface. Dry thoroughly.
The other would be spray paint. Lay out the cubes/disks on newspaper and spray large numbers of them at once. Once the paint dries flip over to spray bottom.

Those are all things I would try. Do a small sample with each technique first to see if you like the look you get.
"I worry less about embarrassment than about missing an opportunity."-Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Offline Yip

  • Species: vulpes vulpes
  • *
  • Female
  • Posts: 4005
    • Furaffinity
Re: Trying to make game pieces
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2008, 08:17:47 pm »
I wanted to remove the dots so the dice weight balance remains about the same.  I've read that certain brands of engine degreaser can be used to remove paint from plastic models. So, I might try that on a couple to see if it deforms them.

Offline Magical_HATz

  • Hero Member
  • Species: Greyhound
  • Just remember, it gets better!
  • *****
  • Female
  • Posts: 1029
Re: Trying to make game pieces
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008, 10:22:10 am »
Is a small layer of paint going to really upset the balance if you color all of it? It should be even after you paint all of it. Just do an even coating.

Sig Art by Me!!!, Icon by RayFkm

Offline NeoFur

  • Hero Member
  • Species: Wolf
  • Such is Life.
  • *****
  • Male
  • Posts: 1087
    • Furaffinity Page
Re: Trying to make game pieces
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008, 12:58:48 pm »
I have a couple questions that have to do with making game pieces. Since it's sort of art related I figured I'd ask here.

First: I have some standard dice that I would like to modify. I want to make the dots different colors. So how can I easily remove the paint without damaging the plastic?

Second: I would like to paint a large number of small wooden cubes (like say, 100 of each color or so). Whats a quick efficient way I can accomplish this? I'd also like to do this with wooden disks and maybe some other simple shapes.
If you search around online you can find a bunch of game making stuff.

http://dicepool.com/catalog/
http://www.grandprixintl.com/index.html

Offline Kwan

  • Hero Member
  • They are my Om-Noms and I want them!
  • *****
  • Female
  • Posts: 3075
    • my stuff on  FA
Re: Trying to make game pieces
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008, 08:20:51 am »
I haven't looked at the links provided, but back in the early days of D&D, the cheaper dice came the the numbers stamped into the sides & no inner ink. 

We'd color the numbers in; either painstakingly with a marker, or by passing a white crayon over the surface & wiping away the excess (The white stayed inside the number).  Not sure if that's the effect you're looking for, since the crayon will affect the dice weight a bit.
Card-carrying member of the following fan-clubs:
FarRaptor (in capacity of self-proclaimed Number One Fan-Girl)
Blastdav  (in capacity of Official Tormentor)
Mazz      (Furtopian ambassador ne plus ultra)
White Shepherd (Lo, WS laid hands on Furtopia, and it hath arisen)

Offline Temperance

  • Full Member
  • Elves are jerks
  • ***
  • Female
  • Posts: 154
    • Komic krazi Studios
Re: Trying to make game pieces
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2008, 04:11:09 pm »
I wanted to remove the dots so the dice weight balance remains about the same.  I've read that certain brands of engine degreaser can be used to remove paint from plastic models. So, I might try that on a couple to see if it deforms them.

I used to work in a gaming store.  Undiluted Pine sol works good on Metal minis for removing paint, however for plastic minis we used break fluid.
My Art and Costume Portfolio: http://www.komickrazi.com
My Live Journal: http://komickrazi.livejournal.com/