geekjeff wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Unpacked my Encounters 1-6 last night. Pretty happy with everything so far, and the kids are loving it! Glad I got mostly painted for this portion. Only had one encounter with any missing bits.
The factory paint job is about what I expected, maybe a bit better than Castles overall. Certainly not in the same league as what I could do myself taking sufficient time, but good tabletop quality with the exception of a few pieces. A few could use some touchup - some arches could do with a little extra Stone Edge (yeah, those portcullis ones in particular.) More bothersome are a few pillars which got too much - it's more work to repaint them Red and then blend with the Stone Edge. Not sure if there are enough problem ones that I'll bother, might just call that the dustier, less traveled part of the dungeon and let it be.
I like the Passage walls more than expected! I think the user experience with these will vary depending on whether you got magnets - the magnetic floors grab them and make a nice solid 3-piece corridor unit. Very satisfying. Much less fiddly than building, say, Sewers.
I can see how it may feel fiddly arranging them around Terrain Trays in a full-on negative space build like Acid Bath, and it's a shame you can't just pickup the whole room when doing that. Might want to prebuild those on another surface.
Absolutely love the one Terrain Tray we got so far. Wish I had my other 7!
The magnetic freestanding corner walls, I do see a little noticeable bending on 3 out of the 8. Not enough to break the build by any means, but does create some tiny gaps. Probably fixable. Ironically, the "extra" ones in my Deadly Corners box were more square than the ones in the Lever Chamber box.
The Glitterwalls... sigh. Such a gorgeous and functional sculpt, I don't think it needed the embellishment. You can probably get all of it off with a little water, a fingernail, and some time if you want. Do it outdoors!
Now, where am I going to store all of this? The kids would suggest just leaving it out full time on the table I think.