eondesigner@smercer Thanks for choosing my design. Sorry you're disappointed, but you have actually bought the small version of the dice which was a special request from a customer with specific scale requirements. The full size version can be found here: https://www.shapeways.com/product/YRSTRJJPT/celtic-d20 and the large version can be found here: https://www.shapeways.com/product/XCRX4GKGH/large-celtic-d20 to improve the usability of the dice I would recommend inking it. I've made a guide to doing this here if you want to try it. https://www.shapeways.com/product/MXCKLRLPU/cthulhu-d20?optionId=27293367
eondesigner@comesanascortez I don't have this d20 in silver but the bronze cast version weighs 12g, I guess the silver would be a tad heavier, maybe 15g.
eondesigner@Krahnin The numbers are quite hard to read, particularly with the black steel. Although I haven't tried you could rub through to the bronze-steel below the black coating using some wire wool or high-grit wet and dry, wet would do a better job I expect. Alternatively, you could try my inking method above using a lighter colour, rust brown or verdigris green for example. Let me know how you get on.
eondesigner@cipherlime yes, its balanced, I've made sure each side has the same volume of material so will give a perfectly random number. The numbers can be difficult to read though(depending on how good your eyesight is), I recommend using the inking method described in the video above to make the numbers clearer.
eondesigner@rachelsandene Sorry, but I think Shapeways has rejected this in polished brass due to the polishing process being incompatible with the detail. My advise would be to order the set in Natural Brass and simply polish them yourself by hand, or try my alternative D4 and not have the D%.
eondesigner@racbac They will all take acrylic paints OK, however I'd say the 'Frosted Ultra Detail' (the last material in the list) is probably the best bet as it has a smooth matte surface and retains more of the models details making the numbers easy to read. It's cheaper than the 'Acrylic' too.
eondesigner@ATuttle You'll have to do that yourself unfortunately, unless you enjoy painting, in which case, you get to do that yourself, yay! The dice come directly from the (3D) printers to you, so I wouldn't be able to add that effect for you, sorry.
eondesigner@Alpacalyptic The 'White Detail' has been renamed to 'White Acrylic'. I've tried the tea dying on a few materials and its a bit hit and miss, my hope was to get a kind of bone-like effect. The white strong and flexible surprisingly had the best results in my opinion although applies very pale, so would need to be soaked multiple times. But ultimately you can't beat good old fashioned acrylic paints.
eondesigner@AutumnAdam Hi, these weigh roughly about the same as a standard plastic set, as opposed to the metal version of these which are a bit heavier than an ordinary set.
eondesigner@bonniepoler Thanks for the suggestion, I did consider a bigger set with a percentile in there as well as the basic six, but it doesn’t really save much money buying a bigger set, opposed to adding individual dice. Having them separate also allows people more flexibility with materials, enabling them to mix and match. So for now, I’ll keep it simple.
eondesigner@iri282 Excellent work! Hope the other five look as good as the D4. Thanks for sharing.
eondesigner@inkspray I used white detail painted with watered down acrylic miniature paint, but I believe its possible to get a better effect using tea to stain them, though i haven't tried that out yet. Like Whystler's Nocturnal watch. https://www.shapeways.com/shops/whystler
eondesigner@Swallowtail4887 I haven't seen the set in purple but I can see how that would be a problem, my best suggestion would be to give the dice a very light dusting with a lighter colour acrylic paint. If you're into miniature painting grab some white (or any light colour you fancy) and 'dry brush' each dice so that the paint only sits on the raised surfaces, this will exaggerate the numbers and make the dice much easier to read. Start with a very light coat and build on that, its easier to add more than to remove it. Hope this help.
eondesigner@DraconisMarch I'm not sure why, but Shapeways has flagged it as unprintable in that material. It is available in similar materials so this does seem odd to me. I've sent an email to Shapeways asking them to review this restriction. I'll let you know if they decide to allow it.
eondesigner@Chitsa The D20 is 14g (0.5oz) aprox. in silver, I expect other materials will vary a little but not by much, other dice will be proportionately less weight with the D4 being the lightest.
eondesigner@Frankky Should be fine They have shipped to Australia before without any problems, I guess they are produced and sent from USA.
eondesigner@levi_spaid My thoughts exactly. But it does make a game more of a special event when I do get time to play.
eondesigner@KhaossVadelle Hi, should be fine. Check with Shapways shipping info or drop them an email to be sure. https://www.shapeways.com/support/shipping
eondesigner@Mrspix wow, they are bright. I haven't seen them in matte gold before, love the wash, gives it a nice antiqued finish. Thanks for sharing :)
eondesigner@AutumnAdam Hi, These dice are indeed a playable set, balanced so they roll randomly. They don't feel too sharp in your hand, although due to the weight and hardness could damage a table over time, I'd recommend rolling them on a book or mat if you are worried about this.
eondesigner@itgiawa Hi, interesting question, I will check for you … Well it seems there is enough steel in there to be magnetic, I just stuck a fridge magnet to my D20. I’m not sure how strong the magnetism is, as there is bronze mixed with the steel and bronze isn’t magnetic. Hope this helps.
eondesigner@Blake1 Cost would depend on what country you are in. Easiest way to price check is visit my shop and from there add each die you want to the shopping cart. That will give you an accurate cost including a shipping price to your country. You aren't committed to buy at that point and can simply remove items from the cart should you change your mind.
eondesigner @Blake1The gold plating should be pretty tough, but may wear over time, although the steel has a gold tint so will blend in nicely. Silver is available but you would need to order each die separately as Shapeways cannot produce multiple parts in the cast metals.
eondesigner@M2T2D I have made sure each side of the die has the same volume of material, and tested prints that I have for 'randomness' and I'm very happy with the balance. But if you want an unbiased review I'm sure someone will share their thoughts.
eondesigner@dereksena That looks great! (if I say so myself), hope you are pleased with it. Thanks for sharing :)
eondesigner@dereksena I'm not sure about sealer on the polished brass, although shapeways states under the material description that it will tarnish over time so I guess not. the inking is really easy, I've done a tutorial over on my Cthulhu D20 if you want to give it a go.
eondesigner@dereksena Hi, There are some extra shots from happy customers in the comments that maybe what you are looking for. I found this photo of the Celtic Dice Set (in Bronze steel) on my PC.
eondesigner@dereksena Thanks for your interest in my dice. I don't currently have a steel D20 to photograph, I only have one in Raw silver, if you have a look through the various material pictures there's a great shot of it in there. Also, take a look at the Celtic Set for more pics, its the same D20. The steel materials have a 'softer' look, the process isn't as detailed as the precious and semi-precious metals. You can just see the print lines in the first photo but these aren't really visible to the naked eye.
eondesigner@lugiou As they are digital models I have precise control over the volume of material used in each die. I have measured the volume of each die's sides and made sure they are the same, which ensures that they have weight evenly distributed for perfect balance. These dice don't just look pretty they're made to be rolled. Hope this helps.
eondesigner@dereksena Unfortunately Shapeways has deemed the detail on some of the dice too fine to print in some materials, so unless this changes the full set won't be available in polished brass, sorry.
eondesigner@soccerplayr22 I've not seen it in matte bronze steel but it should look pretty similar to the steel one in the photo only slightly darker, it'll take up to 12 business days before it ships.
eondesigner@JamesGr Looks good in polished silver. Size is closer to 20mm, but yes about typical for a D20. Thanks for taking the time to upload the photo. I hope it rolls well for you.
eondesigner@hidoka8 I'm pleased you're happy with it. Great to see it in polished brass, thanks for sharing.
eondesigner@fb68527 Please check out my shop, I have a six dice set there or use this link, https://www.shapeways.com/product/4ULHM67SD/celtic-dice-set You'll need to add the individual percentage die to the order if you want it. They are all standard dice size, except this individual D20, which is the only large size die.