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Polished Colored Strong and Flexible discount [message #55702] Sat, 20 October 2012 06:27 UTC Go to next message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Hi all,

I am very happy that Polished Dyed Strong and Flexible is now available: it's a fantastic material for dice.
Shapeways is offering a discount, and I wanted to add a similar incentive for those who want to try this new material for dice.
I reduced my prices so that the three dice sets of my Truncated Spheres family are now $10 off!
So for a limited amount of time, in Polished Dyed Strong and Flexible (4 different colors):
- the Sphere Dice Set is $39.90 instead of $49.90 (7 dice: D4, D6, D8, D10, D%, D12 and D20)
- the Odd Spherical Dice set is $25.90 instead of $35.90 (6 dice: D9, D11, D13, D15, D17 and D19)
- the DCC Expansion Pack is $34.90 instead of $44.90 (6 dice: D3, D5, D7, D14, D16 and D24)

Here are some images:
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_238493_124334_1338413387.jpg
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_663079_526398_1344714332.jpg
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_650912_513227_1343771479.jpg

Do your maths: you can get 19 colorful dice (all from D3 to D17 plus the D%, the D19, the D20 and the D24) for the price of only 10 dice!

A good way to celebrate the new colors of Shapeways, right? Very Happy


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Re: Polished Colored Strong and Flexible discount [message #55798 is a reply to message #55702 ] Tue, 23 October 2012 14:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very nice stuff!

Question: do your dice have holes for powder to escape or is powder trapped inside? I would think trapped powder would be a good thing for dice, since it would make them heavier. But then what about the dyeing?
Re: Polished Colored Strong and Flexible discount [message #55814 is a reply to message #55798 ] Tue, 23 October 2012 17:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you Gibell. Smile
Yes, the powder is trapped inside. The shell is 1.5mm except under the indented numbers where it is 0.75 or 0.8mm depending on the dice.
I never noticed any issue with the dying with the old process. Here is a picture of a (hollow) die, dyed by Shapeways and then inked and varnished by myself:
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_209042_505649_1343284713.jpg
As you can see, the result is more than convincing...

I will order these three sets in different colors to check the results with the new process. But to be honest, I am quite confident that there is no issue.


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Re: Polished Colored Strong and Flexible discount [message #55818 is a reply to message #55814 ] Tue, 23 October 2012 19:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The reason I ask is that I've had models rejected because they were dyed and contain trapped powder. This happened a year ago or so, which makes me worried to order my models with trapped powder dyed. I often use 1mm walls, which may be more of a problem. I have seen problems after dyeing parts myself with 1mm walls.

-George
Re: Polished Colored Strong and Flexible discount [message #56270 is a reply to message #55818 ] Sun, 04 November 2012 11:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The discount period for the dice sets is over.

But I am offering now 20% off on the useless thus indispensable D1...
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_325914_139582_1338413388.jpg
Only for Color Strong and Flexible and always for a limited amount of time...




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Re: Polished Colored Strong and Flexible discount [message #56279 is a reply to message #56270 ] Sun, 04 November 2012 14:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ha, ha! That is funny! Very Happy

Maybe I'll "roll the dice" and get one!! Laughing
Re: Polished Colored Strong and Flexible discount [message #56280 is a reply to message #56279 ] Sun, 04 November 2012 14:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What is sure is that if you roll this die, you'll get "1"...
Very Happy
Don't miss the video!


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Re: Polished Colored Strong and Flexible discount [message #56288 is a reply to message #56270 ] Sun, 04 November 2012 22:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You could also do a D2.. sides of a coin.
It would be funny to use "0" and "1" from the joke:
Quote:

I only know 10 types of people in this world.. those who know binary, and those who don't.


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Re: Polished Colored Strong and Flexible discount [message #56349 is a reply to message #56288 ] Mon, 05 November 2012 21:47 UTC Go to previous message
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Interesting concept indeed.
Perhaps a simple coin or why not this kind of coin with "There are 10 kind of people:" on the outer ring (same on both side) and "those who know binary" and "those who don't know binary" on each side of the inner part...

[Updated on: Mon, 05 November 2012 21:48 UTC]


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