I want to share my first impression and pictures with this fine set of tokens, movement templates and range rulers from Cog 'o' Two.
I ordered the following sets:
- Imperial range ruler, green
- Imperial short range ruler, green
- Tokens, Premium set 2 (Ion, focus, evade, target locks etc.)
I wanted a set that covered most of the tokens in the game at a reasonable price. It also needed to look good
As you can see there is a lot of fine detail on the images. This comes from a layer of white paint I added to all of the pieces. I did take some time (4-5 hours including removing the protective film after painting) but I am very happy with the end result.
I ordered the green Imperial tokens and movement templates since I play a lot of Imperial squads. Notice the fine logos on the templates. I simply love those
Unfortunately some of the pieces (about 1 in 6, mostly the focus tokens) were covered in a thin layer of plastic instead of the thin paper-like layer. The plastic made far worse results with the layer of paint as you can see in this close up image. The one on the left was covered in the far better paper-like protection. The quick fix for this was to scratch off the extra paint with a fingernail. This made the end result quite good.
Another potential problem was the blue shield tokens. These did not have any protective layer at all. At first I thought that I would never be able to add painted details to them. Then I remembered how easy it was to wipe off the excess paint when it was still wet. So the trick was to paint a shield token all white on top and then wipe it off with a soft paper towel immediately after. This would leave paint in all the recessed areas (this technique could probably be used with all the tokens actually).You can judge the end result from the image with the blue/white tokens.
I am very satisfied with my new set of tokens and with the right painting techniques it is possible to get fine results on all of them.
Edited by Scurvy Lobster, 05 February 2014 - 03:05 PM.