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Offline Alxbates

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Looking for Red Sand Martian playmat, vinyl or neoprene
« on: January 08, 2019, 07:57:42 AM »
Heya everyone!

As the title of the thread says, I'm looking for a playmat for the surface of Mars, preferably red sands and rocks, and preferably in either vinyl, or, even better, in mousepad material, neoprene.  4'x4' or 4'x6'.

Ideally, from a US source, as I would prefer to not pay a king's ransom for shipping, but, I'm willing to buy from overseas if I have to.

So far, this is the closest that I've found, but there are a lot of playmat manufacturers out there, and I'm sure that there are many I'm unaware of:

https://www.pworkwargames.com/en/gaming-mats/41-385--wargames-terrain-mat.html#/3-material-neoprene_rubber/5-size-4x4_122x122cm

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Thank you!

-Alex in Alaska

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Re: Looking for Red Sand Martian playmat, vinyl or neoprene
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 08:34:47 AM »
If you are prepared to go abroad, then Deep-Cut Studio has a red planet mat: https://www.deepcutstudio.com/product/wargames-terrain-mat-red-planet/
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Re: Looking for Red Sand Martian playmat, vinyl or neoprene
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 08:39:27 AM »
OOH, that is very nice!  Thank you!

That's one that I haven't seen before.

I'll put a pin in that one - it's very close to what I'm looking for, although something a little redder and sandier would be ideal.

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Re: Looking for Red Sand Martian playmat, vinyl or neoprene
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Offline Tom Reed

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Re: Looking for Red Sand Martian playmat, vinyl or neoprene
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 07:36:26 PM »
Jane! Stop this crazy thing!

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Re: Looking for Red Sand Martian playmat, vinyl or neoprene
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 11:14:38 PM »
Mine is from Deepcut & is mousemat material.
I am very happy with it & their service.

Offline dartfrog

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Re: Looking for Red Sand Martian playmat, vinyl or neoprene
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 11:55:38 PM »
Also worth trying TINYWARGAMES.CO.UK

They do a good selection of mats, mainly cloth.

Offline williamb

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Re: Looking for Red Sand Martian playmat, vinyl or neoprene
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 04:16:20 PM »
I have used JoAnn Fabrics felt fabric for gaming mats.   I didn't see any red sand color.,The closest I could find was this sale item https://www.joann.com/2-yard-pre-cut-craft-felt-fabric-remnant-tan/16630105.html#q=felt&start=1  They do have red felt, but it looks too red.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2019, 04:21:24 PM by williamb »

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Re: Looking for Red Sand Martian playmat, vinyl or neoprene
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 09:14:47 AM »
I like faux suede upholstery cloth, which I get from Joann's fabrics. There is a shade that looks good for Martian reddish sand. It lays down very flat, rolls up nicely, is washable, and doesn't snag like untreated felt does.

The faux suede doesn't look completely monochrome because of the way the texture can be brushed in more than one direction. Still need to scatter a few rocks and sand and terrain features about to make the table surface more interesting.

I would suggest going to the fabric store and looking at and feeling the faux suede upholstery cloth to see if that would appeal to you as a playing surface for Mars.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 09:17:29 AM by warrenpeace »
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Re: Looking for Red Sand Martian playmat, vinyl or neoprene
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2019, 03:15:13 PM »
To also add - Deep Cut may well be able to tweak the above design to be redder, I’ve asked them to tweak designs before. Their service really is excellent.

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Re: Looking for Red Sand Martian playmat, vinyl or neoprene
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2019, 08:32:16 PM »
Thank you all for the suggestions!

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Re: Looking for Red Sand Martian playmat, vinyl or neoprene
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2019, 04:18:20 PM »
You could always make your own  :D

This one took me around 3 hours (excluding drying time).  Great thing about making your own is you can have exactly the colour you want.

Photos of my recent efforts are at www.littleleadmen.com and https://beaverlickfalls.blogspot.com