Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

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Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Post by Himajin » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:47 pm

I was planning on getting some unpainted lava cavern sets to paint in the normal cavern color scheme to have more tile variation. I'm glad I went with more base sets instead now that I see bright yellow PVC was used for them. Hopefully there aren't too many people who had the same idea, as they're bound to be disappointed. I don't remember this being mentioned at all...

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Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Post by Himajin » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:54 pm

Regarding the painting of the lava rivers, I think it would have been too hard for the factory to keep results consistent if more blending between colors was involved. That's why I opted to paint my own this time around. I'm impressed that they managed to do a fairly faithful paint job on the lava caverns themselves, though. They look great.

I need to wait until I see some drybrushed ice caverns before I decide whether I want any of them. My fears that the translucence would make the gaps between tiles even more prominent seem to have been valid. I might prefer to just do some of my opaque tiles in an icy paint scheme, I think.

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Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Post by Kryzsko » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:00 pm

I don't think the lava river looks that bad, and the stone lava areas look way better than I expected. Because they are puzzle pieces they are never going to combine perfectly in every layout, but your players will get the idea. I think I will try and paint mine more like this:


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Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Post by Smogma » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:18 pm

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

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Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Post by unclebilly » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:19 pm

Did not know that the lava tiles would be yellow. I for one am glad. This will make painting them easier . As yellow will be what you want as the under coat less seen anyway.

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Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Post by Kryzsko » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:23 pm

I would love some of the yellow tiles, but I did not get any lava sets as I was planning to paint my own. I like the yellow as a base coat, and I would just have to base coat them yellow anyway.

I also prefer the translucent ice as it is easy to make it more opaque and just leave translucent sections. I did not like the resin ice cave tiles as they just looked like someone whitewashed stones. The other nice thing about the translucent tiles is you can just use them as is and your players will automatically know they are in a ice cave, and at least my players will be saying nothing but how amazing they look. I love them!

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Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Post by geekjeff » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:30 pm

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.

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Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Post by jchunick » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:35 pm

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. :-)
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Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Post by geekjeff » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:02 pm

You're welcome! Can't wait to see what you do with it, I'm sure it'll look fantastic.

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Re:Review on Dwarvenite Lava Cavern and River sets.

Post by Himajin » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:10 pm

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.

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