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A d20 I painted as a present. by NonCharon A d20 I painted as a present. by NonCharon
I had this 3D printed at Shapeways.com in stainless steel. I thought it was kind of bland so I painted it. It's multiple layers.

I started with a yellow wash on white primer. Then I did successively lighter layers of dry paint of orange, red, a scorched metal, and then a light layer of adamantium black, with a generous layer on the points.

All paints were Reaper paints.
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epicgirls Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
This is something that I would willingly, and am offering to, pay double whatever the original cost for one. :D
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NonCharon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Thanks for the offer/compliment, but I gave it away years ago.  You can have them printed at www.shapeways.com 
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Mordek666 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
epic :P
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anim8freek Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so cool
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xanthium212002 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very creative does it roll decent
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FuzzyxPanda Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap this is amazing. I would totally buy one of these. I hope your niece loves it. :3
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, wow. Don't mess with the evil GM or he'll throw the die at you. :mwahaha:
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NonCharon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Despite it being metal, it's pretty light because it's just a hollow woven shell. It looks more painful than it would be. :)
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
And 3D printed in steel? That must be quite the arrangement. How big is the die?
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:iconnoncharon:
NonCharon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Maybe 20 millimeters. The average d20 is 16millimeters. I have another printed die that is not quite as nice to look at that size.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool. 3D printing being still a fairly rough art, it seems the detail would get lost if you tried to go much smaller.
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NonCharon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Resolution is constantly improving. This is maybe 2 years old, and it did have some issues with supporting material getting caught some of the smallest voids, like inside the "8".

That being said, I've seen videos of stuff that takes a microscope to see. It's done in a resin that solidifies when hit by two lasers at once, so only where they cross is set by the beams, not where the single lasers pass through the medium.

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Granted, I'm pretty the above is not financially viable for your average person. The future is coming at us fast. :)
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OmicronWanderer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that is a quite interesting die it looks ancient and twisted. the rusted look is perfect. it looks like a remnent of an ancient civilization. I can imagine this would be fun to show off.
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NonCharon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Thanks. Yeah, you probably wouldn't want to carry it in your dice bag because constantly bouncing against other dice might chip off the paint job.
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Mara999 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Words fail me, that is awesome!
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NonCharon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Thakns. I've already showed it to her and she was impressed. She just didn't know it was her B-day present. For her B-day I'm going to DM a one-shot adventure for her and her friends. I'll give it to her then, so she can show it off.
:-)
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wario7793 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It almost looks like a Beholder lol
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice ! love the design, but I have to ask, is it in any ways balanced ?
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NonCharon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
It's based upon a mathematical model. I'm sure that uneven distribution of weight due "20" having more metal than "1" (as an example)might lead to some variation. That being said, I don't know that it would be worse than normal dice that are tumble polished that leads to subtle imbalance and uneven edges. As far as I know only Gamescience dice (with sharp edges) are not imbalanced in some way.
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Whoa
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:iconnoncharon:
NonCharon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
thanks :-)
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
No problem <)
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