Homemade battle mats.

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Homemade battle mats.

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Those of you that have made your own battle mats, what kind of sealant\caulk\adhesive do you use :?:

I'm planning on making a desert mat for my impending purchase of Perry's finest. :shock:
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I swear by my blankets to be honest a I have a green muddy brown & buff coloured army blanket & build on them. I am rather tempted by faux fur having seen some good examples of that working. not a fan of grass mat except to chop up & cover scenery with.

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I've only ever used sealant to create roads. I'm in the industry so I can get custom color sample tubes for free to match dirt and asphalt from all corners of the globe!

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There're a few links to builds on this TMP thread: http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=303919

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Ah, the spam encroaches... Quick, distribute the toffee-hammers.
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ERADICATED!

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The current issue of Wargames Soldiers and Strategy, #69, has a well written article that sums up the current state of the art for 'canvas & caulking' battle mats. Excellent step-by-step with good pictures.

Will definitely be giving this a go.
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I second the WS&S article, really superbly done with a beautiful result.

John


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