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La Torre Die Dadi, Dice Towers

Postby Whiterook » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:07 pm

Price:
The tower cost approximately 30€ + postage cost.
In europe the postage cost is 7€ to 20€. To USA, approximately 40€ .
Prices can be determined at time of purchase
Seller Info: "The Dice Tower", sold in Italy.
Contact email: info@latorredeidadi.it
Website: http://www.latorredeidadi.it
Craftsman: Mario


I stumbled across this manufacturer of some of the most magnificent dice towers I've seen out on the market! They are made in Italy, from a fine Italian craftsmith. I instantly fell in love with the weathered 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagle" tower; though, it would be impossible for me personally to choose between that one and the ASL one. Both are 'have to haves!!!"

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The Tower measure approximately 6" High x 3" Wide and Deep
The Tray is approximately 8-1/4" Long x 4-1/4" Wide x 7/8" Tall Rails
(see image below for centimeters)

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Re: La Torre Die Dadi, Dice Towers

Postby Whiterook » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:25 pm

CONSTRUCTION

The dice tower begins its life with a sturdy wood body for the tower and tray, fine sanded to a fine polished surface.

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The inner tower is lined with noise cancelling carpeting, positioned in the plate, on the edges, and on two inner sides of the inner tower. The color of the carpet depends on the available supply at the time of build. Generally green, red, or yellow is used.

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These are all hand made, on order; and being by hand with no industrial tools, minor imperfections can sometimes be found...but hey, this is Battle Gear, Soldier! To me, a ding or two adds to it's combat character!!!
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Re: La Torre Die Dadi, Dice Towers

Postby Whiterook » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:27 pm

DETAILING

OK, this is where the Cool Factor comes in!!! :D

Among the techniques used by the builder (or do you call him Artist...because frankly, these are that great looking!) are: Airbrushing, spray gun, drybrushing, decaling and glazing. These varied techniques and finishes allow a great range of subjects and detail.

Here's some great examples of another American 101st Airborne tower, and a German DAK tower....

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A wide variety of camouflage patterns can be produced, such as....

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Re: La Torre Die Dadi, Dice Towers

Postby Whiterook » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:39 pm

ASL Map Dice Towers

And what ASLer would want one of these bad puppies!!! The tower shown below is customized with a press of Advanced Squad Leader board, applied to the wooden substructure. The dice tower is subsequently glazed (glossy or opaque depending on the customer's request). This coating serves to make the dice tower stain and splash resistant for those over zealous dice throwers. The interior is completely covered with soft, noise cancelling material.

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Re: La Torre Die Dadi, Dice Towers

Postby Whiterook » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:45 pm

So there you have it! Some of the best dice towers I've ever seen.

Anyone who has done a search online will quickly find that there is NOT a lot of selection out there. Sadly, the going fad is laser cut dice towers that frankly, look like a panzerfaust got them! Others are made of cheap plastic. And then a few quality wooden dice towers can be found, but all pretty bland and similar to one another, including a high price tag. What the majority ofthese lack is, character. There's no shortage of character in Mario's dice towers!

I think these are the instant envy of any wargamer that would see you using one.
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Re: La Torre Die Dadi, Dice Towers

Postby sgt.essig » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:06 pm

Hi
here I am ;)
I am the ASLer builder of these towers.

for Q&A :
info@latorredeidadi.it

see you on VASL one day?

Bye

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Re: La Torre Die Dadi, Dice Towers

Postby Whiterook » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:37 pm

A nice video on these!!!

https://youtu.be/M_ce7KIQTwo
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