Home »  » General Discussion » Best material for dice?
Search Search  
Show: Today's Messages    Show Polls    Message Navigator
Best material for dice? [message #31893] Sun, 31 July 2011 16:49 UTC Go to next message
avatar eerie4  is currently offline eerie4
Messages: 3
Registered: June 2011
Go to all my models
Junior Member
So I've ordered a few dice here on here. I've tried it in white strong, white detail but the problem is there's no finish on the dice so over time they pick up dirt and get stained. So I tried spray painting them with a gloss white but that just rubbed off and turned color too. so i guess my question is.

What is the best material to get dice made of? Is there clear coat or something i should be using?

[Updated on: Sun, 31 July 2011 16:49 UTC]

Re: Best material for dice? [message #31903 is a reply to message #31893 ] Mon, 01 August 2011 04:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mctrivia  is currently offline mctrivia
Messages: 808
Registered: September 2010
Go to my shop
Senior Member
Personally Bronze:

http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=getfile&id=9824&private=0
http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=getfile&id=9825&private=0


Any of the plastics where out. WSF is pretty good if you die with RIT die but does have a powdered finish. I have some polished WSF on order will let you know when it comes.


Follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/mctrivia or my blog at http://4ddice.blogspot.com/
Re: Best material for dice? [message #31905 is a reply to message #31903 ] Mon, 01 August 2011 05:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar eerie4  is currently offline eerie4
Messages: 3
Registered: June 2011
Go to all my models
Junior Member
Kewl i would love to see the polished ones, as the table we play on is glass and the metal dice are just loud...lol and the powder finish just collects finger grease and messes it up does the white RIT die do anything.? how are normal game dice polished?
Re: Best material for dice? [message #31906 is a reply to message #31905 ] Mon, 01 August 2011 05:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mctrivia  is currently offline mctrivia
Messages: 808
Registered: September 2010
Go to my shop
Senior Member
i don't know how they are normally polished. Try asking at dicecollector.com in the forum


Follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/mctrivia or my blog at http://4ddice.blogspot.com/
Re: Best material for dice? [message #31907 is a reply to message #31905 ] Mon, 01 August 2011 05:54 UTC Go to previous message
avatar stannum  is currently offline stannum
Messages: 901
Registered: May 2009
Go to my shop
Senior Member
Normal dice start as solid plastic (some injected, some cut), so they are not dusty. They are polished like many other items including PWSF, abrasive material and vibration/tumbling.

If you want WSF to stop catching dust, soak it something like paint, varnish or glue, so all the pores all closed, and the surface gets a smoother touch too. A bottle of model or artist acrylic varnish is pretty cheap and you can brush as much as needed until it builds up, just make sure there is no support material left (probably with detail materials).

 
   
Previous Topic:Bronze help
Next Topic:Sad story - A talented artist shuts down his website

Logo

Hello.

We're sorry to inform you that we no longer support this browser and can't confirm that everything will work as expected. For the best Shapeways experience, please use one of the following browsers:

Click anywhere outside this window to continue.