Frequently Asked Questions
All Tiles get printed with 3D DLP UV resin printers. They cure/harden a liquird resin with light. In comparison to standard PLA prints the details are much finer, the surface smoother and the layer hight is 0.025mm. Normal PLA printer using 4 times of that hight. If you take a look at the close up photos in comparison to a PLA print you can see the difference clearly.Last updated:
The cube position on the tiles are different, if possible I keep them in the middle but some designs was only possible by placing them at another place. The design flavor of every player is different, and I know some more like it in the middle but at the moment most like it that way as a best mix between playability and design. If somebody like it with "only in center design" he can tell me and I only choose the center design tiles for his set to send away, he get some tiles more times as usual to get the same set quantitiy but thats possible with the city and forest tiles. Only the special tiles are unique and at the moment I do not have alternative designes for. But if many like it I can design them later on that wouldnt be that deal. I guess thats a quite good thing for a stretch goal as a design option for everybody.Last updated:
The photos shows tiles like you get them without coloring them. The basic color fits to the kind of tile: green for forest, transluent blue for water, grey for cities and brown for special tiles so you not need to color anything.
Anyway its possible to use standard miniature primer and color to paint them. If you like the water in wet style you can easily use glossy varnish to make them look like that. I will show that in comparison at a update later on. But even without color they look awesome depending on your light source and reflections created that way. The white waves at the water tiles as you can see at my demo photos are light reflections and are not painted or varnished.Last updated:
They will be extra goals. I do not thought that the campaign will start like a rocket to Mars. But thats what goes on right now. I think about goals right now and at day 2 or 3 of the campaign I will add them.Last updated:
Please keep your first Pledge and after Kickstarter ends you can choose at the pledge manager optional buys and a upgrade from Basic to Full Set Pledge. So you can keep your Production Wave and the Early Bird special price if you have pledge one. Under the optional buys you also find markers for temperature, oxygen and so on.Last updated:
Yes, they will be a set of these markers as additional buy. Soon there will be an update with some demo images and we will talk about how they should look like at the end.Last updated:
Starting with the 1 Euro pledge you will get a download of all Tiles in 3D as STL files because I like to support the 3D printing community. The other 3D models like the first player marker, the colony ships, the suprice gift, the status marker and the drinking cup will be sold at the pledge manager later on printed and also as a separate 3D STL file.
Many people ask me if and how they can print these things specially the tiles by themselfs.
Theres a lot of different 3D printing methods for example I use different printers too and all have advantage and disadvantages. I like to help beople beginning this hobby and spend hours and hours talking with many of them try help them but at the moment Im absolutly out of time so all I do now is posting this short info here.
You can go for a standard FDM printer and print for example with PLA, normaly use a 0,2 or 0,1mm layer height but in that case I have to say this tiles are not designed to get printed that rough. They are high detailed and in many cases impossible to get printed by such printers. You can maybe print just some of them others you have to modificate for example just double the size that will help too.
The tiles are designed to get printed by a SLA or DLP printer which harden UV resin. There are many different machines at the marked with different sizes and different specs and quite different prices too. What I can generelly tell you about them is that you cannot use them in your house like a FDM printer. There vaporize thoxis gas which have to be sucked off and get filtered. And before the resin is hardened with UV light its verry sticky and toxic in touch, you will need a gas mask and gloves ( hunderts of gloves ). After hardening it during print and after on at the UV box the reaction is done and you can touch them with your bare hands.
So best thing is you have a separate room/building like a garage and connect the printer to a suction system.
Handling the printers are not much more complicated as handling FDM printers but for sure its a mess. FDM printers are just clean not smelling that much without liquids and if you can handle a bit noise you can stand them next to your office table. And you can print big things. Resin printers are liminited to a much smaller size.
And finally, if you want to have special colors like I used in my sets here you have to try out mixing and printing and adjusting settings. You cannot buy any color like you can buy FDM filament. The colors are rare and you have to mix some. Some you can buy but they not work or stop working if you mix them wrong etc. I tried out a lot and have to say its only worth the time if you print a quite lot of sets, specially because you want to be able to reproduce that color again and again. The easy way is just dont take care about the original colors of the game and print in colors you can get. For example I dont find any kind of brown resin jet which is well printable and also looks good but you can take red resin instead of that if it dosnt bothers you.
Theres a lot of videos, books and webpages where you can easily find information and help. So if you like to have a adventure, joining the 3D printing community will be fun (they said).
I wish you much fun printing and not so much failed prints ;-)Last updated:
Just take a look at the Extra Buys list and choose what you like. Add the ammount to your pledge amount. Later after the Project runtime ends on Kickstarter it take some weeks until you get an PLEDGE MANAGER invitation. There you can choose exactly what you like so I know what I have to ship onto your hands. If you decide to order more as planed at the beginning you can also just order more content and pay the diference.
And if you have any questions just ask me.Last updated:
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