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Re: Adventurescapes

Post by kodiakbear » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:12 am

And here is something from the KS that can be used with Dwarvenite and I do not think DF was about to do them.

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Re: Adventurescapes

Post by William » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:18 pm

ebrandeis wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:17 pm
William wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:50 pm
AnimeSensei wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:13 pm
I think DF puts something in their resin to give it more weight and a less plastic like feel. But this is all from personal experience and not from any real knowledge of the resin formulas or any knowledge on casting/molding either.
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Re: Adventurescapes

Post by Animewarped » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:08 pm

I'm glad Adventurescapes Docks look different from others. Docks around the world today look different. It gives you the chance to do multiple dock encounters and make it feel like your in a whole new area. I personally can't wait to see what docks DF makes so i can add them to my options as well.

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Re: Adventurescapes

Post by GardenDM » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:17 pm

William wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:50 pm
AnimeSensei wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:13 pm
I think DF puts something in their resin to give it more weight and a less plastic like feel. But this is all from personal experience and not from any real knowledge of the resin formulas or any knowledge on casting/molding either.
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Re: Adventurescapes

Post by Oldent » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:51 pm

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Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:13 pm
DF's resin is more stone-like. I had a piece break once and the break texture wasn't smooth, the texture was gritty. It broke like I would expect a plaster to. It was easily glued with no issues. Other resin I have seems to be honest to goodness, smooth plastic if it breaks, with discoloration at pressure points, etc. My DF piece had none of that. However my DF pieces also don't chip like hydrostone, etc. either. To me is seems like a hybrid product.

I think DF puts something in their resin to give it more weight and a less plastic like feel. But this is all from personal experience and not from any real knowledge of the resin formulas or any knowledge on casting/molding either.
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Re: Adventurescapes

Post by William » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:50 pm

AnimeSensei wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:13 pm
I think DF puts something in their resin to give it more weight and a less plastic like feel. But this is all from personal experience and not from any real knowledge of the resin formulas or any knowledge on casting/molding either.
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Re: Adventurescapes

Post by AnimeSensei » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:13 pm

DF's resin is more stone-like. I had a piece break once and the break texture wasn't smooth, the texture was gritty. It broke like I would expect a plaster to. It was easily glued with no issues. Other resin I have seems to be honest to goodness, smooth plastic if it breaks, with discoloration at pressure points, etc. My DF piece had none of that. However my DF pieces also don't chip like hydrostone, etc. either. To me is seems like a hybrid product.

I think DF puts something in their resin to give it more weight and a less plastic like feel. But this is all from personal experience and not from any real knowledge of the resin formulas or any knowledge on casting/molding either.
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Re: Adventurescapes

Post by Oldent » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:08 pm

kodiakbear wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:28 pm
Oldent wrote:
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It is all plastic.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic
I read what you read, so I do not know what they are using.
Thank you.

I figured my laymen terms knowledge as used in the classification of miniature material was possibly in conflict with a true definition of its meaning.
My big issue with the Adventurescape docks is they do not match the style I use. I am not worried about them holding up.

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This is a photo of the Blackburn docks. They are resin. The Old Glory foam buildings are back in production.All of the resin sets I use are hard wearing.The water is fabric. I think the matt is from Cigar Box
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Re: Adventurescapes

Post by kodiakbear » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:28 pm

Oldent wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:12 am
It is all plastic.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic
I read what you read, so I do not know what they are using.
Thank you.

I figured my laymen terms knowledge as used in the classification of miniature material was possibly in conflict with a true definition of its meaning.

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Re: Adventurescapes

Post by Oldent » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:12 am

kodiakbear wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:23 am
I have a few questions for those of you who know about resin.

I am not kind to my Dwarvenite, I love using it and then throw it in to bins I do not see what I think of resin surviving that long term but their video was impressive. So resin gurus what do you think?
It is all plastic.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic
I read what you read, so I do not know what they are using.I have some DF resin tiles from 96 they have held up well. I have the first production Armourcast Orc Gargant. That resin has turned brittle.The Armourcast bridge has held up well. I store my Dwarvinite flat so that it does not warp in the heat.Even plastic army men will turn brittle over time.I
I am going to give it a chance. I do not care for all of the texture so I am going to limit it to a few rooms. I already have docks.

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Production from 1998 I think. The joints have suffered from the heat. My storage area is not climate controlled.

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This is the arm upgrade] I made a few years back.The resin is still strong enough to survive transport and hard use.
Armourcast has changed hands the bridge is back in production. http://www.armorcast.com/fantasy/bridge ... -gargoyles
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