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PostSubject: Dice Tower   Mon 19 Jul 2010 - 13:30

Started to make a dice tower to add to our table...


Tower Width :


Tower Height :


Top Down View :


Begining to make the tier's for the dice to decend :


Finished tier's :


Addition of a deck :


So thats the project thus far... hopefully ill have more time to work on it more this week...

Comments/suggestions welcome!!
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Mon 19 Jul 2010 - 14:25

Looks to be a FINE start; a nice tall structure...tall buildings are my thing. Keep up the GOOD WORK!
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Mon 19 Jul 2010 - 14:35

I hope you measured to make sure decently sized dice will fit all the way down. Wink It's hard to tell the scale from the pics, but it looks like a tight fit. Don't want dice getting stuck!
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PostSubject: minor update   Tue 20 Jul 2010 - 12:32

Not a huge update but worked on the edges a little bit.





[edit] fixed pictures...
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Sat 24 Jul 2010 - 17:06

Nice, If I can make some suggestions: Stick some felt or cloth on the inside to muffle the sound, noise can become bothersome with Dice towers I've heard. Maybe not so much with poly-styrene and if you've glued together already...

Also think of some symbols of power to attach to the outside, something of importance to you, to sway the dice gods.
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Fri 27 Aug 2010 - 14:51

Soooo I got motivated again to continue working on the tower. Not a whole lot has changed but I took some pictures so figured I would toss up a lil update.


So I realized that when it came to painting the tower when it was complete, that the foam would prolly leave weird little bubbles and priming would just melt the styrofoam.


So I decided to frame the tower with foamboard.


Was undecided at first to leave or remove the little flap from where the dice come out, came to a decision to make it into a gate (not noticable yet)


Put the corner work on the tower



Starting to frame out the upper portion of the tower.


Brainstorming for the rest of the tower:
-Bottom portion: Stone
-Upper portion: Framed with wood w/ crossbeams use spackle and make it resemble stucco
-Roof crushed inward to make a drop point for dice
-Deck/platform w/ stairs to top of tower for more useability

As always feel free to comment or criticise or just offer your words of wisdom. I hope to have it finished and playable within the week...
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Fri 27 Aug 2010 - 16:52

LOOKIN' GOOD! It's coming along VERY NICELY. If you could hinge the flap, it would be cool to have it fly open whenever you dropped the dice. Keep up the FINE WORK! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Fri 27 Aug 2010 - 18:16

I really like the idea of the tower having a flap on it!

Other towers I have seen have these big openings that have always bothered me, this is pretty neat.

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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Sat 28 Aug 2010 - 5:02

I do have plans to build a dice tower, and i was going to shamelessly steal your original styrene style.
It will be very interesting to see how yours progresses.

The only thing i think would improve it is making it a playable building as well as a functional one.
By this i mean it having stairs and platforms round the outside ascending to the top, so it can have models moving round it, making it an integral part of the scenery.

Maybe not a great idea as the dice going through may vibrate models off the platforms etc, resulting in falling damage

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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Sat 28 Aug 2010 - 6:46

Dice towers are so cool, and that one is no exception...finish it, finish it, want to see what it looks like!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Sat 28 Aug 2010 - 7:50

I plan on putting a staircase on and possibly a larger platform at the top for some rooftop battles =D...

And if the dice make a model plummet to the gound than maybe well say that it was a earthquake, and have to test for falling =P
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Sat 28 Aug 2010 - 12:23

nice going tewfik!
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PostSubject: Tower Update 9/1/2010!!   Wed 1 Sep 2010 - 15:23

I gave myself the goal of having this complete by 9/3/2010... which doesnt look like its going to happen especially when I keep comming up with new things to possibly add on.

Here is a current top-down picture of the dice cavern...


So I finished up the frame work of the sides, here is the first attempt adding spackle to make it look like stucco.


and tried to take a closer picture to see the detail, and the spot where it will show underlying brick [near where the framework intersects].


and this is the opposite sides from the one with the spackle, and a possible crushed corner



Here are ideas ive been tossing around and am currently undecided on...

Possible addition of a top platform for fighting purposes...
BOTTOM VIEW:


SIDE VIEW:


Or to add another taller portion to the tower

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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Thu 2 Sep 2010 - 9:43

the spackle thing worked out great imho Very Happy

keep up the good work! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Thu 2 Sep 2010 - 9:56

I have more pictures to toss up as soon as a I get a break at work =D
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Thu 2 Sep 2010 - 10:04

The parapet level looks like it overhangs too much.

The spackle layer looks great in the photos!
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Thu 2 Sep 2010 - 10:34

Yeah its overhanging alot, its was basicly a capturing of an idea to work on and revise.
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Thu 2 Sep 2010 - 15:20

Sorry all... I didnt get around to making a formal post today to show off last nights work... BUUUUUUTTTTT!!!! If you go here you can see some of the pictures.

Soon as I have time Ill put up a formal post with the pictures!!

But until then, tis time to go celebrate my day of birth with a lil Intoxicated Kickball (taking it back to elementary school) and bar hopping!!

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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Thu 2 Sep 2010 - 15:39

The Tower is coming along VERY NICELY...the new gate looks TERRIFIC! thumbsup

NOW get out there & do something CRAZY! Enjoy your Birthday, Amigo!
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PostSubject: Re: Dice Tower   Thu 2 Sep 2010 - 15:56

@Deaf Thanks!! Im hoping I can still find a way to get the to swing, Im thinking I could use a pin or two but we will see...

As far as the crazy goes Im sure there will be much WAAAGGGGHHHH[ing]!!! Tonight... =D
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