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Author Topic: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 25/5 Done!  (Read 1385 times)

Offline Morgan

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 25/5 Done!
« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2018, 01:08:48 PM »
I'd already obtained some materials to give this a go; this thread has confirmed it and I started on mine last night. So thanks for the pics, the info and the explanations :)

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 25/5 Done!
« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2018, 01:24:53 PM »
I'd already obtained some materials to give this a go; this thread has confirmed it and I started on mine last night. So thanks for the pics, the info and the explanations :)

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Offline Munindk

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 25/5 Done!
« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2018, 04:04:56 PM »
Could you do water effects on a mat using clear silicone?

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 25/5 Done!
« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2018, 04:29:16 PM »
Could you do water effects on a mat using clear silicone?

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Iím a novice at mat making, so this isnít advice just a record.  ;) :)

I havenít tried it and to be honest I donít think I would. A caulk mat is a flat surface and Iím not keen on river levels that sit above rather than below the main surface. If I was going to use a river Iíd use a fully textured tile.  :)

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 25/5 Done!
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2018, 08:48:21 PM »
You can but I agree it needs to be non permanent. My answer is to cut out a river shape from basic material, caulk etc but silicone the water effect directly on , blending the river banks to match the remainder of the mat etc.
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Offline Munindk

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 25/5 Done!
« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2018, 08:26:05 AM »
It seemed too small a question to start a new topic, so I figured that a thread that drew in people interested in mats would be a good place :)

I didnt have rivers in mind, my idea was to leave a few caulk free areas on the fabric, paint those areas and then add silicone* to them, to create lakes or a swamp area.

*or some kind of clear caulk. I'm a novice with the caulk gun and the many products so I dont know how firm silicone gets when it hardens.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2018, 08:29:14 AM by Munindk »

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Re: Caulked TerrAin Mat - UD 25/5 Done!
« Reply #51 on: May 30, 2018, 12:12:29 PM »
Thatís fine - ask away, no question is too small, just wanted to be clear that Iím not an expert but learning as I go along.  :)

Thereís acrylic caulk - which is used for the mat as itís very flexible and takes paint - and silicone caulk (usually smells of Ďvinegarí) which I believe shrinks more, is less flexible and canít be painted over (though itís possible to colour it by mixing-in say thin paint before itís spread). I believe that silicone caulk can also be stickier, which makes it harder to achieve a smooth surface with but ideal for choppy water (which Iíve used it for). Silicone caulk comes in clear but Iím not sure if acrylic does.