Who Are LegendGames?
LegendGames is not really an entity in its own right. It's a Trademark owned by Solis Infotech Limited and is used to brand goods made by Solis Infotech Limited for sale in the tabletop games market.
Originally, back in the mists of time, late last century, LegendGames was an online RPG shop selling everything from RPGs and boardgames to accessories and card games. Over the years we changed direction from general RPG sales to more specific dice sales, and then we moved away from retail and into wholesale supply of dice, counters and other games.
LegendGames was taken over by Solis Infotech Limited in 2015. Solis Infotech Limited now runs a trade only supply site at www.tradedice.com, a retail dice site at www.thediceplace.com and a miniature figure retail site at www.rpgminiatures.com.
What does LegendGames produce?
Legendgames is a brand name and is used to brand products made by Solis Infotech Limited. All the items you see on this site are designed and made under the trademarked brand name. The brand is used on a growing range of tabletop gaming terrain, bases and scenery.
Where can you buy LegendGames products?
As a retail customer you can purchase LegendGames products directly on this site using the PayPal checkout, or you can find our products on Amazon in the UK and at a small but growing number of games shops (both bricks and mortar stores and online shops).
If you are a trade customer, you can source trade supplies from TradeDice in the UK.
How are the products made?
Here at Legendgames, we hand craft our 'masters' using a range of materials and techniques. Some are sculpted from clay, some from epoxy modelling putty (Green Stuff, Milliput and similar products) and from a variety of other materials. We use real materials too, such as stone, wood, gravel, sand and a host of other things too . Some of our work uses XPS foam board which we engrave and texture to our requirements. We do whatever it takes to get the right look for the finished product.
Once we are happy with the Master, we make a silicone mould. Our silicone is treated in a vacuum chamber to ensure there are no air bubbles in our moulds. If we didn't do that step, we'd run the risk of air bubbles sticking to the mould surface and leaving small pock marks in the resulting cast items. A vacuum chamber is a vital part of the kit we use.
Once we have a working mould, we cast the end products using a 2 part epoxy resin. In some items such as bases we add a filler material. In items with fragile parts we generally stick to 100% epoxy resin to ensure that parts have the maximum strength and don't break off easily. We cure our resin casts in a 7 bar pressure pot for 4 to 6 hours. This ensures any air bubbles in the resin are minimised and also forces the resin into all the fine detail areas of the moulds.
Finally we finish the products by removing any major flashing (that's the unwanted extra bits where parts of the moulds meet) and give them a check for quality. The finished products are then supplied in LegendGames branded packaging.
Do you 3D print models?
In the beginning we chose to hand craft our product range, and made all our masters manually. However, as our production expanded we have incorporated an all digital 3D manufacturing pipeline. Models are first sculpted in ZBrush and Blender, then printed on our high quality Form3 3D printer ready for silicone mould making. We also sometimes post process our resin based products by lasering additions details and features onto the surfaces.
Our designers already have a lot of 3D experience on other projects so it was a relatively easy step to make. The main advantage using 3D modelling is speed of design when we want a range of very similar items in a set, plus the additional detail we are able to design into our models.