How to make a gaming mat for Flames of War
You will need
- Painters drop ( I recommend one with a plastic backing)
- Calking Gun Silicone tube ( I used 7 for a 6′ x 4′ mat)
- Old paint brush
- Tape measure
- Plastic scrappers
Mark out the mat size, in this case 6′ x 4′
Cut the painters drop into the required size allowing at least 5cm extra.
On a medium heat iron out any creases in the painters drop.
Remove the cap of the silicon and using the silicone gun, place beads of silicon on the painters drop.
Spread a thin layer of silicone over the painters drop
Using pegs to hold down the painters drop, completely cover the mat
Let it dry for 24 hours
Time to mark out the roads, using buildings as a guide.
To add more detail, I add silicone to the road areas and texture it with a old paintbrush.
For the other areas spread a thin layer of silicone
Using an old sponge, texture the non-road areas.
It’s very had to get a good photo of the texture area.
Let the mat dry for 24 hours
Time to get the paint out
Being that this is going to be a snow mat, I’m not bothering in completely covering the mat in brown paint.
Time for some green
Time for the roads, I would have liked a darker brown.
Let it dry
Lightly dust with white spray paint
Let it dry
Trim to excess
Now for the best part
What a space saver
Time to find some dice