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Post by Greymouse on Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:50 am

Hah - first post Smile
I recently started to make some new gaming terrain and I thought I'd share. I made a flexible gaming mat which is great for storing purposes with the help of acrylic sealing stuff from the DIY store and that mat you use to protect your floor when painting your walls and ceiling also from the DIY store. (Sorry I don't know the english term nor does my dictionary) Add some sand and flock and the result you get is:


closeup from the structure (note my hand doing a magic ritual which places the curse of unlucky dice on all my opponents on this mat):



The cool thing on the mat is because of the painter's mat rigidness you can place thin pieces of foam underneath which results in a gently rolling terrain which looks much more realistic than a flat plain.
The total cost for the material is ~25€/$ and it takes about 2 hours to make.

I'm also going to make flexible terrainfeatures. I started with some street elements. Basicly I use the same method but don't use a mat. I put the acrylic mass directly on a plasitc bag (litterbags are great) and when it's dry you just can peel it off. trim the borders with a sharp knife and here you go with streets that adapt to hills upward and downward Smile



edit: I don't know how familiar peole here are with this technique. If they aren't and there is interest I could do a full tutorial.


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Post by Jim Webster on Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:00 pm

Full tutorial please, it looks good
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Re: DIY Gaming mat

Post by tico on Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:25 pm

That looks very nice indeed. What scale are you using it with?

I followed similar structure myself for 6mm purposes but used static grass and some flock mixed. Would do some things a bit differently but I have to admit that flexible mat creates some really nice rolling landscapes.

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