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Offline Hoser

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Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« on: August 14, 2022, 07:04:07 AM »
Several years ago, someone had the brilliant idea of inserting sci-fi ads into clear plastic dice containers to use them as 4-sided ad billboards in 28mm SF urban settings. They posted graphic files somewhere on the net for this purpose. Can anyone direct me to these files?

Offline has.been

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Re: Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2022, 10:25:54 AM »
Sorry, no.
Does sound interesting though.

Offline ced1106

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Re: Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2022, 11:08:34 AM »
You might have some luck with "printables advertising". Printables are usually for dollhouses and dioramas, but can work for 28mm..
You can also take a picture and shrink it with a paint program.

https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/473792823282607653/
https://www.pinterest.com/patrickmceachen/cyberpunk-logosadsbillboardsstreet-art-est/
My DIY Contrast mix:
* White-primed miniature lightly pre-inked in a dark shade.
* 1 drop acrylic ink in a small pot of paint (eg. children's craft paint). Do not mix.
* Dip the brush in the ink. As you paint, you can dip into the paint to make the layer more opaque.

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Re: Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2022, 11:31:43 AM »
I remember this too but can't remember where I saw it.
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Re: Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2022, 01:32:42 PM »
I'm not 100% sure, but I believe that was Malebolgia here on LAF...
Miniatures you say? Well I too, like to live dangerously...
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Offline hubbabubba

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Re: Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2022, 04:01:18 PM »
I first saw that on  the infinity forums, you might want to have a look over there.

Offline chromedog

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Re: Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2022, 03:04:48 AM »
I got mine from here:

https://wargamingtrader.com/files/downloads/infinity_dice_cubes_v1.pdf

The page also has the blank templates that you could use to make your own (with different art).

Offline von der Tann

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Re: Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2022, 04:43:13 AM »
I got mine from here:

https://wargamingtrader.com/files/downloads/infinity_dice_cubes_v1.pdf

The page also has the blank templates that you could use to make your own (with different art).

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Offline Golgotha

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Re: Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2022, 07:55:28 AM »
Well found Chromedog.

The blank option is best and maybe one could print one's own signage onto transparency sheets and then add LED lights which might also work.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2022, 09:51:51 AM by Golgotha »

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Re: Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2022, 08:58:40 AM »
I'm not 100% sure, but I believe that was Malebolgia here on LAF...

I did make these, but I was inspired by Tommy Gun :)
Here's them on my thread (including a link to a pdf with the designs):
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=63144.msg829296#msg829296
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Offline Golgotha

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Re: Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2022, 09:50:40 AM »
Gosh, they do look good. What an inspired idea...

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Re: Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2022, 10:48:10 AM »
I did make these, but I was inspired by Tommy Gun :)
Here's them on my thread (including a link to a pdf with the designs):
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=63144.msg829296#msg829296

Great to see that brought back up, they look great! 👍
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Offline Vanvlak

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Re: Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2022, 06:40:09 PM »
Planet Express!  8) :D

Offline chromedog

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Re: Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2022, 12:05:53 AM »
Well found Chromedog.

The blank option is best and maybe one could print one's own signage onto transparency sheets and then add LED lights which might also work.

Plain white paper works fine.



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Offline Golgotha

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Re: Ad inserts for clear plastic dice containers
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2022, 12:10:52 AM »
Awesome I now for some reason need more dice...  lol

 

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