Why would anyone need a dice tower... one might ask?
Playing home games with the kids, we've had many a dice-hunting session under the side table and behind cupboard midway through games on our dining table! To solve the runaway dice issue, we've been using a paper version of a dice tower with tray made out of an empty cereal box. This is now starting to get worn and dogged-eared so it's high time to get a more permanent solution.
Trawling through the internet (as one does on evenings when not otherwise building, converting or painting), I came across this particular version on Google and liked it very much...
SO... this has now become the next project and this is what I've managed to do since Monday evening.
First off, the initial building blocks for the tower:
Then the internal bitz made out of plasti-card to form the three slopes to guide dice down the tower:
This is where we throw in the dice at the top:
And this is what the whole thing looks like when dry fitted:
What's next is to add felt to the plasti-card sheets to dampen the noise from the rolling dice, build the dice capture tray up front,add balconies on the upper level so that we can actually use this as a ruined building in the game, see how I can get some "stained-glass" images done for the various windows on the tower and finally have this magnetised so that it can be separated for easier storage & possibly transportation to games outside with friends.
Will update after the weekend or next week when I get more of this completed.