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Offline Tas

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Making your own portable gaming mat
« on: October 21, 2019, 06:42:13 PM »
I recently made my own wargaming mat from scratch, with results that I am happy with
I was going for a less green/less northern Europe look and instead seeking a drier Mediterranean feel.

I've done a full tutorial with WIP pics at my blog here - hope you find it useful
https://tasmancave.blogspot.com/2019/10/making-wargames-mat.html








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Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: Making your own portable gaming mat
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2019, 06:45:32 PM »
Nicely done - what type of Caulk did you use - acrylic?

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Re: Making your own portable gaming mat
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2019, 07:07:09 PM »
Nice looking mat and a helpful tutorial.

Offline LazyStudent

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Re: Making your own portable gaming mat
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2019, 03:47:11 PM »
Wow! Really nice. It's very nice of you to do the tutorial. I had one question though. You say you added bits of cloth to the calk? Can you explain this a little bit? Thanks
LS :)

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Re: Making your own portable gaming mat
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 10:24:20 AM »
Great tutorial and mat :)

How much do you water your PVA down for spraying flock on?

Offline Tas

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Re: Making your own portable gaming mat
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2019, 06:56:09 AM »
Nicely done - what type of Caulk did you use - acrylic?

yes, just a coloured acrylic type. Nothing very special at app AUD$10 per tube

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Re: Making your own portable gaming mat
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2019, 06:56:47 AM »
Nice looking mat and a helpful tutorial.

Thanks! You're welcome

Offline Tas

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Re: Making your own portable gaming mat
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2019, 06:58:26 AM »
Great tutorial and mat :)

How much do you water your PVA down for spraying flock on?

Actually, I found this to be hit and miss.  I watered it down too much to begin with and then had to ad more glue.
The final concoction was the consistency of milk, which dried relatively quickly and wasn't lumpy.  I did two coats.

Offline Tas

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Re: Making your own portable gaming mat
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2019, 07:00:58 AM »
Wow! Really nice. It's very nice of you to do the tutorial. I had one question though. You say you added bits of cloth to the calk? Can you explain this a little bit? Thanks
LS :)

Thanks

What I mean is that I allowed the caulk to half set, then when it was tacky I pushed a bit of cloth onto it and raised it slowly
As I did that, the tacky caulk formed ridges which gave it texture. This allowed the dry brushing to be more effective.

Hope that helps!