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 Post subject: Vanagard manufacture
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:24 am 
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Since Kickstarter doesn't allow photos in the comments to project updates, I don't want to spam updates, so I'll use this forum thread to keep the backers up to date on manufacture photos. I will keep adding photos to this thread as components come off the assembly line. I'll also drop my comments on the component quality, etc...


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 Post subject: Re: Vanagard manufacture
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:25 am 
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OK the first laser test was made yesterday. While it's great to see, there needs to be more work done to assure consistent colour and texture of the engraved area, as well as centering. I will be working to get new samples made to ensure the best possible quality.

edit: the dots at the bottom are the same as what we had made with our metal runes- to help colour blind players. The dot position in relation to the rune determines the colour. The most common colour blindness is red-green, so those colours have opposite sides for the dots.


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 Post subject: Re: Vanagard manufacture
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:23 pm 
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oh now, those look nice!

I think a color to highlight the rune itself is going to be needed. White might work there.

edit: edited with white

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 Post subject: Re: Vanagard manufacture
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:38 am 
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Heya Raleel, nice PS work there ;) It does look better, but rather than a paint job on the symbols, I'd rather have it burned out by the laser- so a charred dark wood colour. Too much paint and I think it begins to cheapen the look, that's why I was looking for a stain that shows the wood texture, rather than an opaque paint job.

New pics from the manufacturer!


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 Post subject: Re: Vanagard manufacture
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:41 am 
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Helper tokens!


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 Post subject: Re: Vanagard manufacture
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:24 am 
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I get where you are going with it. I still have concerns that they will be somewhat hard to see. Maybe a dilution of the main rune body color?

my own i colored the rune itself rather than the whole block.


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 Post subject: Re: Vanagard manufacture
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:16 am 
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My account rep went to visit the factory in charge of the wood component production and she sat down with them to go over quality we expect. Here is the outcome of the subsequent batch- much better! Uniform size and good stain. Now the discoloration in the symbol is normal, and we encountered that with our other wood sets, real wood had varying density and texture, so a uniform result is impossible. Our current rune sets are on plywood, that is why the burn rate is consistent. I think real wood rather than plywood is the way to go for these- it'll add a lot more natural charm IMHO.


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 Post subject: Re: Vanagard manufacture
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:18 am 
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raleel wrote:
I get where you are going with it. I still have concerns that they will be somewhat hard to see. Maybe a dilution of the main rune body color?

my own i colored the rune itself rather than the whole block.


You mean leave the symbol extruded and burn away the wood around?

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 Post subject: Re: Vanagard manufacture
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:51 pm 
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Those look much better! But I want to see the red as well. It pops very nicely with the blue, but a couple fo the green look like they need a bit of a pass.

And no, I mean less Red/blue/green on the body of the rune.


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 Post subject: Re: Vanagard manufacture
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:58 am 
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Here are the red ones being created (video)
http://www.fateofthenorns.com/img/FOTNR-rune-making.mp4

I also have another component to share :)


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