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Author Topic: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 25/5 Done!  (Read 3055 times)

Offline Treebeard

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 24/5 Almost there
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2018, 08:44:11 AM »
Thanks for your feedback and the detailed process.
Your mat turn out very good.
Stupid newbie question : how do you plan to store it ? Can you roll it without deteriorating the surface of the mat ?

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 24/5 Almost there
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2018, 08:59:14 AM »
Cheers Steve (Elk)  :)

Stupid newbie question : how do you plan to store it ? Can you roll it without deteriorating the surface of the mat ?

Thanks TB and thatís certainly not a stupid question  :)

It will be rolled, thatís for sure. How well itíll stand up to that I donít know. Itís something Iím about to address as Iím now at the stage where it needs to be putaway. Iíll write up what I decide to do sometime soon.

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 24/5 Almost there
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2018, 11:22:43 AM »
That's very nicely done - I particularly like the subtelty of the track. It's there if needed for a scenario, but unobtrusive if not.

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 24/5 Almost there
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2018, 11:40:30 AM »
Impressive. The texture makes it much more superior when compared to a printed mat. IMO that is.


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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 24/5 Almost there
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2018, 12:06:22 PM »
Thanks very much folks  :)

Am nearly there with this but before the final write up hereís a staged Ďteaserí of the mat laid out for Old West



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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 24/5 Almost there
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2018, 12:39:18 PM »
Really well done and very inspiring!  ;D
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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 24/5 Almost there
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2018, 12:49:55 PM »
Perfect 8) 8) I will use for my Martian terrain ;)
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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 24/5 Almost there
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2018, 01:50:23 PM »
Thank-you for posting this step by step tutorial. It will be very helpful if and when I decide to try something similar.

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 24/5 Almost there
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2018, 03:23:35 PM »
Impressive. The texture makes it much more superior when compared to a printed mat. IMO that is.

No question about that.

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 24/5 Almost there
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2018, 08:08:12 PM »
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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 24/5 Almost there
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2018, 09:44:42 PM »
Great looking Mat Steve, I'm going to use this method to upgrade my TSS tiles  :)

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 24/5 Almost there
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2018, 06:58:21 PM »
That is a great looking mat and a fine tutorial.    :-* :-*

 I am looking for a suitable terrain for the Indian Mutiny that isn't too deserty or too jungly  :D and your colour scheme looks about right. It also saves space which is getting a little tight.

How do you find the rolling up and stsoring?  Does the mat recover easily and does any of the material shed each time you do it?

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 24/5 Almost there
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2018, 07:13:19 PM »
Very interesting tutorial, it will be interesting to see how the mat fares under the wear and tear of gaming . Perhaps an update in a few months time would be useful . I,d be inclined to fold it very loosely and store it on top of something in the garage , between games .

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 25/5 Done!
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2018, 09:47:10 PM »
Thanks for the various comments and questions.

Bit of a delay in the update due to other hobby distractions..... :)

The mat with clamping points filled in:



Some more images of the mat with its Old West set-up:









Given that folding for delivery stretched the oilcloth at some of the creases, Iíve opted for rolling as my first go at storage.

Itís wrapped around a length of 40mm waste pipe and now sits on a level surface.



Rolling might flatten out the turn-ups at some of the edges, which happened when I applied the flock mix to the clamping points.

The rolled mat in the tube weighs 1.6 kg (though itís not huge, being only 140cm by 80cm).

As to how well it will stand up to storage and use, obviously time will tell. I plan to leave it rolled for a good week or so and will then see if it lays flat and doesnít shed grass (Iím pretty confident about the latter but have no idea about the former).

At this stage Iím about 8-9/10. I had set out to make a level mat so in that respect the odd ripple is a fail (even though at times I quite like them, that they are there when I planned for them not to be still irks ....  :D). The turn-ups are also a tad disappointing and without them, at this point it would be a solid 9.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2018, 09:52:28 PM by Silent Invader »

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 25/5 Done!
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2018, 09:59:44 PM »
Turned out just right  8)