So, I asked Underground Wargames to order me in one of CNC Miniature's Dice Towers and they added it to their store for me - which I think is pretty awesome.
|Fairly standard - sprues come shrink wrapped|
|Sprues, plus a sheet of instructions (which are essential for this product)|
|Close-up of the joins - this was a major pain point.|
Getting the pieces off the sprues wasn't easy!
|This was much more difficult to put together than the other CNC products I've |
done before, and is quite obviously one of the older products from CNC.
The finished product allows the dice tray to detach from the body for easy transport.
I now know that this product is made with somewhat outdated technology, but I guess I was unaware of that when purchasing it. Compared to my previous experience with the CNC Scenery products, I found this rather disappointing.
- 'Clipping' the pieces from the sprues was significantly more difficult and time consuming than it was with the newer range of products from CNC Scenery
- Once clipped from the sprue, the pieces did not slot together as smoothly as I'd like - during assembly there were times when I felt an unreasonable amount of force was required to slot the pieces together
- The functionality of the dice tower itself is great - you can watch the dice tumble and roll multiple times after striking several surfaces, ensuring a fair result, and after quite a number of tests not once did a die tumble out of the tray
In hindsight, now having knowledge of the materials used in the product and effort required to construct it, I wouldn't buy this piece again. It's priced quite high compared to the other CNC products (I could have gotten a great looking sci-fi building for less), and significantly more difficult to put together than the newer products.