Friday, April 14, 2017

Modular Terrain Mats from Flooring Material

I found 31 rubber floor mats with the interlocking puzzle edges at a local GW outlet.  I paid $5 for the entire lot.  So this project had a very attractive entry fee.  I have a blue painted plywood table and wanted to do a river stream pattern on some of the tiles.  So I guessed on a scale of sorts and started cutting 8" river sections out of the tiles.  I made enough riverbank to cross the table North to South and East to West with some bendys.
All pieces laid out on the drive way for some quick roller action painting.  I summoned my inner Jackson Pollock and began.

These paints have been around for at least 10 years and they still produce a great selection of colors for terrain tablecloths and mats.  So I was hoping I had enough for this project.

I got out a few of my picnic cloth mats that I have painted for inspiration.  I feel like I scaled this paint scheme to 20-54 mm troops.

Let the painting begin.  Roller paint the roads and then the fields.  River banks got a sandy touch.

The process took about an hour and a half to get all the feel I was looking to create.

Uh-oh, mom's home.  Better get this off the driveway.

Th finished pieces and some hills.  I can do an 8x6 foot table with modular roads and rives. The drawback is that this is a storage beast and takes up a lot of room.

Cheers, and thanks for looking in.

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