I wasn’t planning on posting anything today, but I already knew one of my posts for next week. You see, back in the day I was flirting with the idea of making effect markers, but the templates I had worked up were a little too ornate. Well, I finally sat down and worked up some simpler designs, and bit the bullet and placed and order for them. They were expected to arrive on Thursday, which wouldn’t have been in time for a blog post this week, but in a twist of events, they showed up a couple of days early.
When I saw the USPS tracking say they were here, I snuck down to the mailbox this evening after the kiddos went to bed and dumped them out on my table. Again, these aren’t perfect pics, but I think they show the quality rather well.
- I think they came out rather well in general.
- The designs I made proved to be a little too big for the buttons, in that some of the text barely overlaps the sides–but it’s not enough to make me want to reprint them. This seems to stand out most on the “Swooping/Flying” markers.
- Some of them aren’t properly centered (presumably manufacturing mistakes). Again, not so much that I’d complain about them.
- After texting them to a friend, his first question: Where are the “Soulblaze” tokens? DOH!
But yeah, I think they look rather good as a whole. Naturally, I like the Tyranid buttons the best (I tried to leave most of them rather generic, but figured tokens for codex specific effects could be fancy–hence why the bugs and Space Marine traits look special).
My button making connection proved to be rather affordable–so I know I’ll wind up making more in the future. I can also make the templates available to others should they be interested in them. Just lemme know…