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The experiment was a failure!

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hpox
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Sadly, my project to produce a simple domino-like game called "micropul" on wooden blocks was a utter failure.

My plan was to paint the blocks with cans of aerosol paint. The idea was simple, 2 stencils, 2 colors (black and white), 48 wood squares (1" x 1") and clothes bags instead of a box to store each game in. After investing 138$ and over 50 hours, all I have is 48 blocks with uneven splats of black/white paint on them. *sigh*

The problems are mostly the unexpected nature of the aerosol paint, the stencils are not perfectly flat and I need to press it hard against the blocks so paint don

Anonymous
The experiment was a failure!

Just a suggestion -- I don

Chip
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Is the game simply a prototype to be used for some initial testing? Or are you attempting to make it look more "professional" for whatever reason? I wonder, only because if it

hpox
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This wasn

hpox
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Alright!

I went with my idea of transparent sticker. Avery sell "Clear Full Sheet Labels for Laser" at 32$ CAN, that

Anonymous
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you would have much better luck stenciling with an airbrush as opposed to spray paint, I know artists that use airbrush stencils to do a wide variety of things, air brush just has a lot more control. or you can simply give a casting house like ours a call and we can cast your pieces out of colored plastic, just a thought

christopher monski
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13-04-2003 at 14:59, Shipyards wrote:
you would have much better luck stenciling with an airbrush as opposed to spray paint, I know artists that use airbrush stencils to do a wide variety of things, air brush just has a lot more control. or you can simply give a casting house like ours a call and we can cast your pieces out of colored plastic, just a thought

christopher monski
Daedalus Games

www.gameconsultation.com

Hello Christopher. I visited your website and I am intrigued. Any chance you can tell us what you might charge for around 1000 1" pawns of identical shape in four different color sets? Say, something like the little people on your website.

Thanks in advance,
Carl

hpox
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The experiment was a failure!

Quote:
13-04-2003 at 14:59, Shipyards wrote:
you would have much better luck stenciling with an airbrush as opposed to spray paint, I know artists that use airbrush stencils to do a wide variety of things, air brush just has a lot more control. or you can simply give a casting house like ours a call and we can cast your pieces out of colored plastic, just a thought

christopher monski
Daedalus Games
www.gameconsultation.com

First of all, welcome to the bgdf! And yes, I considered airbrush but they were too costly and I have absolutely no experience whatsoever in that domain. Also, I never really considered to have the game made by someone else than me because I don

FastLearner
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hpox, I apparently missed this thread but for the recent bump.

Another way you could go (too late, I

hpox
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Wow, this is something new! I wonder how well that could work... Problem is I would need 48 custom rubber stamps :-o!

Anonymous
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Our prices at Daedalus games vary with the job.
we charge a tooling fee for making the mold.
depending on the piece it varies, but for most jobs it is
$150-500.

our cost per part also varies with the effects wanted. a run of ten will cost about $5-15 per piece to reflect that casting is an art and not a science. each casting job brings new challenges.

The wooden tiles, I would cast with a wooden filler in the plastic to ensure a wood like feel and paintablity. A quote would be .16 per piece, with a mold charge of $150 provided we were shipped about 30 samples (which we would return of course) and I would sreiously consider stamping to apply the pattern. A jig can be set up to apply the pattern with custom stamps extremly cost effective.

As to a query of one in pawns. the mold fee for a set is going to run about
$350 with us being shipped one of each.
from a per part cost would be about .35 per piece.

Any additional questions, contact me at cmonski@gameconsultation.com

Anonymous
The experiment was a failure!

your tiles seem to have patterns of a few basic shapes. you might try making stamps like a type set, so they can be moved around. that way you would only need about 8-10 stamps

Anonymous
How about silkscreening?

Since the object seems to be to get paint onto wooden squares, what about silk-screening them?
Put the squares in in a frame, and apply the paint.
You could use the same stencil for both colours.

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