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Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:19 pm
by fnordfriendly
jchunick wrote:

biowizard wrote:
I wonder if Lava pieces could be cast in clear PVC. I'm pretty sure they would look super cool once painted appropriately and laid out on my LED light box.


I used to work for a couple of sign companies. I remember once having to spray a clear lexan sheet white because it was cheaper than buying a frosted translucent piece.... The paint wasn't transparent or applied evenly and it really showed when lit from behind. It's best to use transparent paints or better yet, inks with clear PVC if lighting with LEDs.

Good to know, thanks Josh. I am really looking forward to seeing the paint schemes people come up with for the ice caverns. I have high hopes for the translucent paints people have mentioned. I've never worked with them personally, but a light blue wash with a light dry brushing of opaque white over the top is my plan.

Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:25 pm
by Oldmanwillow
biowizard wrote:

I wonder if Lava pieces could be cast in clear PVC. I'm pretty sure they would look super cool once painted appropriately and laid out on my LED light box.



An Ice cavern would be fun to paint as lava!

Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:27 pm
by jchunick
biowizard wrote:

I wonder if Lava pieces could be cast in clear PVC. I'm pretty sure they would look super cool once painted appropriately and laid out on my LED light box.


I used to work for a couple of sign companies. I remember once having to spray a clear lexan sheet white because it was cheaper than buying a frosted translucent piece.... The paint wasn't transparent or applied evenly and it really showed when lit from behind. It's best to use transparent paints or better yet, inks with clear PVC if lighting with LEDs.

Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:43 am
by galahad
THe more clear PVC pieces we can get the better!

more flexibility for the caves of Ice.

Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:06 am
by biowizard
I wonder if Lava pieces could be cast in clear PVC. I'm pretty sure they would look super cool once painted appropriately and laid out on my LED light box.

Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:25 pm
by galahad
I ordered 7 water sets. 5 painted as water and 2 unpainted.

I was intending on painting the unpainted as sewers but I might do them as lava now that stefan has indicated sewers are in the next kickstarter.

I will paint my lava to match my hellscapes terrain.

Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:10 pm
by Himajin
Smogma wrote:

Hmmmmm... Since the Lave River tiles are a base yellow, I wonder if the standard Water Cavern tiles are a base green...



They'd better not be... I don't know how you'd get the shore parts to match the rest of the caverns properly in that case. They didn't sell a "dwarvenite" paint color in the kickstarter as far as I know.

Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:02 pm
by geekjeff
You're welcome! Can't wait to see what you do with it, I'm sure it'll look fantastic.

Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:35 pm
by jchunick
geekjeff wrote:

I think that lava pools and rivers are just screaming for a treatent with crackle medium in black and reds. Planning to give that a shot eventually.



Great idea! I think I'm going to yoink! it. :-)

Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:30 pm
by geekjeff
I think that lava pools and rivers are just screaming for a treatent with crackle medium in black and reds. Planning to give that a shot eventually.