Just a few notes on common questions that will hopefully help you out!
DO I NEED TO WASH THE NAME PLATES?
No. Our prints have been washed in isopropyl, which is part of the process of removing the unwanted, sticky resin. The plates you will receive from us, have been UV cured and are ready to prime.
WHY KEEP THE SPRUES ON?
We keep them on to protect them in transit, to maintain their shape before gluing and for work efficiency purposes.
DO YOU PRINT GAME SPECIFIC SYMBOLS ON THE NAME PLATES?
We don’t print any intellectual property for any game, unless we have the agreed licence. If its a generic icon, it should be fine.
WHAT GLUE SHOULD I USE AND DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS?
We only use SuperGlue. Add the glue to the underside of the nameplate and then attach. If you glue the base first, it will most likely run and spoil your base edge.
Many customers prime and paint the name plates still on the printing sprues, whilst others prime once stuck to the base. Whatever works for you. We will post a number of tutorials on how to get the best results soon.
Our plates require light filing or a delicate touch with a scalpel and you are good to go!
DO YOU PRINT HEROFORGE MODELS?
Not anymore I’m afraid! Shapeways has the exclusive licence.
DO YOU PRINT ACCENTS AND OTHER SYMBOLS NOT SHOWN ON THE FONT SHEETS?
We do! Although there are a couple of things to bear in mind.
Accents only work on PLAIN plates (or any other design that doesn’t have a recessed edge).
Unfortunately there isn’t enough room/height on the recessed plate, and our designs are a compromise of readability, theme and a plate height that doesn’t dominate the standard base.
Also check out the original font name (on each font sheet). Not every font offers the whole range of characters, so it might be worth some research before making your choice. We try to keep our font theme sheets to a set number of characters, just so its not cluttered.
I’M ONE CHARACTER OVER MY QUOTA, CAN YOU STILL FIT IN MY REQUESTED NAME?
Yes we can do that. We usually have a contingency!
DO SPACES COUNT TOWARDS MY CHARACTER QUOTA?
Yes they do. But again, we can usually accommodate and tweak a few things if you go over.
WHICH PRINTER DO YOU USE?
We use a Form 2 and a Form 3.
FDM hobby printers, such at the Ender or Prusa, wont produce the quality required.
WHAT ARE YOUR WORKING HOURS?
Good question! You can contact us anytime, and we will do our best to reply to you as soon as possible. Versatile Terrain is a business that fits around a full-time job, so conventional working hours don’t apply.