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Offline Cherno

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I'm looking for lots of tiny cubes (< ~2.5mm)
« on: May 13, 2018, 07:12:35 PM »
I was wondering if anyone knows of a source for lots of cheap, tiny cubes, not larger than 2.5mm in size. Multiple colors are preferable but I can always paint them myself. The material is not important as long as it's cheap since I would buy a good amount.

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Re: I'm looking for lots of tiny cubes (< ~2.5mm)
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 08:02:53 PM »
These start at 10mm, unfortunately  :'(

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Re: I'm looking for lots of tiny cubes (< ~2.5mm)
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 08:32:39 PM »
D'you know what, my fault, I misread your first post as no larger than 2.5cm. Sorry.

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Re: I'm looking for lots of tiny cubes (< ~2.5mm)
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 08:35:58 PM »
I want to recreate some voxel models with them... But maybe I'll have to resort to 3d printing for that.

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Re: I'm looking for lots of tiny cubes (< ~2.5mm)
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 09:06:30 PM »
craft beads may work - https://www.perlesandco.co.uk/Glass-cubes-2.5-mm-Jet-x20-cm-p-98227.html. 3 euros for 90, not sure if that counts as cheap or not ;D

There are also tiny dice if you can find them. I got some with some games a while back, but I don't know how generally available they are.

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Re: I'm looking for lots of tiny cubes (< ~2.5mm)
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 12:49:16 AM »
Could you perhaps get yourself some plastruct/square beam plastic/balsa/dowel and just cut it to size?
I know B&Q does square dowl right down to 1mm .
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Re: I'm looking for lots of tiny cubes (< ~2.5mm)
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 06:36:37 AM »
Chessex dice - they make (or did) really small dice that come quite a few to a set. 

Offline warlord frod

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Re: I'm looking for lots of tiny cubes (< ~2.5mm)
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2018, 03:02:12 PM »
Older games of risk used cubes to represent the armies. Several used copies of the game would give you a good number of cubes and a variety of colors.

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Re: I'm looking for lots of tiny cubes (< ~2.5mm)
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2018, 04:39:13 AM »
Buy a tool called a "Chopper" at your local railroad hobby supply store, or on-line, and cut strips of balsa, or plastic to shape, as desired.

They work really well, and the tool will pay for itself in no time.

Also, very useful for making other items too, e.g. rods, construction lumber, tubing, etc., etc..

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Re: I'm looking for lots of tiny cubes (< ~2.5mm)
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2018, 06:40:04 PM »
Buy a tool called a "Chopper" at your local railroad hobby supply store, or on-line, and cut strips of balsa, or plastic to shape, as desired.

They work really well, and the tool will pay for itself in no time.

Also, very useful for making other items too, e.g. rods, construction lumber, tubing, etc., etc..

That's probably the best (only?) solution, thanks. I would assume that the Risk cubes are far too large.