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Tutorial Custom Dice Box Instructional

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by spawning of Bob, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. spawning of Bob
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    spawning of Bob Well-Known Member

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    edit - process redesigned


    uf7k.jpg

    qln5.jpg

    here's an n810 custom colour version of the template:
    8xk.png




    The box is sized to take 27 or 36 16mm dice (the lid just doesn't go down as far). It works fine with 27 16mm dice plus 4x 20mm dice on top. It's a good fit for 64x regular GW size dice too.

    I did this in Microsoft Paint, but any program that will let you print actual size should work. I printed onto sticky label paper and then stuck it onto thin card. If you can print directly onto card, that will save you a step.

    edit - check bottom of procedure for a simpler construction process.

    1. Paste the template links as a file name open them in Paint:
    http://imageshack.us/a/img821/6825/8xk.png
    http://imageshack.us/a/img694/8872/uqkt.png
    20jq.jpg The bottom surface is blank for you to add your name, avatar, sponsor's logo etc

    2. Open Print preview. On "Page Setup" change scaling from "Fit to" 1 x 1 to "adjust to" 100%
    n4cd.jpg

    3. Print onto label paper. Stick onto light cardboard BEFORE cutting out.
    198m.jpg

    4. Cut out. If you want to glue the tabs, you may wish to extend them in a triangular shape to give you more surface area.

    5. Score the fold lines using a chopstick. (Use eye protection)
    vvfk.jpg

    6. Fold in all score lines
    0uta.jpg

    7. Fold and fix edge tabs. I used clear adhesive tape because I am impatient. Someone else can try glueing and let us know how it goes.

    8. Fold and fix inner tabs. This is easier than it sounds. Remember that you are taping the inside of the box.
    h3rr.jpg I also ran a band of tape around the open edge to keep the corners tucked in nicely.

    9. Repeat for lid.

    10. Watch your opponents weep with envy.

    GET FOLDING


    edit - improved process

    1. Get or make a box. Whatever size or shape you want. Go nuts. make several.

    2. Open http://imageshack.us/a/img821/6825/8xk.png
    8xk.png and http://imageshack.us/a/img694/8872/uqkt.png
    uqkt.png
    as per step 2 above.

    3. Resize them or rearrange the borders to fit your special box.

    4. Print onto sticky label paper.

    5. Just cut each square out and stick the damn things on the sides of your box. No folding, no chopsticks, no messy accidents.

    6. Variation - replace any of the sides with your own n810 custom avatar
    http://www.lustria-online.com/threads/does-anybody-else-want-a-custom-avatar.12655/

    7. Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women.


    Enjoy
     
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  2. Arli
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    Arli Moderator Staff Member

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    Bob! You need to make a Bob=Martha Stewart Craft cartoon!

    No insider trading though...
     
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    Love it! Will definitely give this a try.
     
  4. Old Mossy
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    Man, I love simple ideas. Things like this always make me get off my butt and do it. I might pick up some coloured paper today.
     
  5. Silverbolt
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    This is awesome! Also, love the chopstick Easter egg for your graphic novel readers :)
     
  6. n810
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    Does it have to be a plastic chopstick, or will any chopstick do ? ;)
     
  7. spawning of Bob
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    Obsinite

    :rage:
     
  8. Lord Bufo
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    Thanks for this helpful how-to DIY project! A free gift for all my gaming friends on their birthday!
     
  9. spawning of Bob
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    DICE BOXES FOR THE DICE BOX GOD!

    NOW IMPROVED!

    SoB
     
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    Very excited for Steps 5 and 7. Just need to get me some sticky paper...
     
  11. Gorgosaurus
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    Must. Have. One. NOW!!!!! :bored:

    Gonna have my user name, avatar and some other stuff. SOOOO many options!
     
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    aha these are brilliant, and so easy to do as well, gives a bit more of a personalized theme to the table top (much merriment!).
     
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  14. Boboassa
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    This is so cool and original! love it!
     
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