Saturday, 2 December 2017
Fat Dragon Games have designed a range of 3-printer files branded as Dragonlock, and I found an eBay seller printing and selling the tiles under agreement from Fat Dragon Games. I ordered a couple of bits to see what they felt like in hand, and happy with what I received, I ordered a load more.
The eBay seller I found is 3dhorizons (click for link) and he has been amazingly helpful and has been very communicative.
I painted them up by spraying them with car primer (less than one 500ml can did 25 pieces forming 23 tiles). I then roughly dabbed on some dark grey paint, some splotches of washes, then did a fast and rough dry-brush of 3 lighter greys, one which was a creamy brown-grey (Vallejo Stone Grey).
There is some evidence of the the 3D printing process in the grain, but I can live with that. You can lightly sand the tiles before painting, but frankly I couldn't be bothered (life is too short), and there was no need to wash them first - they took the spray undercoat well enough.
I have already ordered a second batch, including a nice mix of new tiles, and have plans for a third. I really like this stuff, and cannot wait to game with it. Of course, now I want some sewers for supers of Victoriana gaming....