How to make a gaming mat for Flames of War

How to make a gaming mat for Flames of War

By Ry

 

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)
  • Ruler
  • Old paint brush
  • Tape measure
  • Marker
  • Plastic scrappers
  • Paint

Step 1

Mark out the mat size, in this case 6′ x 4′

Cut the painters drop into the required size allowing at least 5cm extra.

 

 

 

 

032115_0259_Howtomakeag3.jpgStep 2

 You may need help from your partner for this part 😉

On a medium heat iron out any creases in the painters drop.

 

 

 

 

032115_0259_Howtomakeag4.jpgStep 3

Remove the cap of the silicon and using the silicone gun, place beads of silicon on the painters drop.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4

Spread a thin layer of silicone over the painters drop

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5

Using pegs to hold down the painters drop, completely cover the mat

Let it dry for 24 hours

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6

Time to mark out the roads, using buildings as a guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7

To add more detail, I add silicone to the road areas and texture it with a old paintbrush.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8

Looking good

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9

For the other areas spread a thin layer of silicone

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10

Using an old sponge, texture the non-road areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11

It’s very had to get a good photo of the texture area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 12

Let the mat dry for 24 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 13

Time to get the paint out

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 14

Being that this is going to be a snow mat, I’m not bothering in completely covering the mat in brown paint.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 15

Brown done

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 16

Time for some green

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 17

Green done

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 18

Time for the roads, I would have liked a darker brown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 20

Let it dry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 21

Lightly dust with white spray paint

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 22

Let it dry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 23

Trim to excess

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 24

Now for the best part

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 25

What a space saver

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 26

Time to find some dice

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