Grassy terrain mat
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Hi, long time reader of both old and new forums but never had the guts to register, until now.
Made terrain mats for a couple of years but I have always known I could do better, the process could be improved further.
This mat is my third, the first was a trial and error attempt based solely on the caulking technique, the second a mixture of caulking and a mixture of sand but lacking flock.

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This one had it all, caulk texture, fine grit, bigger grains of sand, fine flock, static grass and a few clump foliage.

First I applied a thin layer of caulk, let it dry a bit and applied a bit more before texturing. Waited a day for this to cure a bit.
Then I glued down different grades of sand with PVA across a large part of the canvas fabric, waiting for this to dry before sealing it with watered down PVA. I painted over the entire mat with a nice brown hazelnut color and drybrushed a few highlights (mostly bone).
When the paint was dry (I waited for at least 12 hours) I glued different sorts of flock down and yet again sealing it after 24 hours with more watered down PVA.
Really durable but a bit tougher to roll up than most neoprene or PVC based mats but I''m happy with it.
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Holy crap, you can roll it up?? How exciting. I've never heard of such a thing. That's awesome : D
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(01-13-2017, 12:39 AM)BlueMeander Wrote: Holy crap, you can roll it up?? How exciting. I've never heard of such a thing. That's awesome : D

Off course, it's supposed to behöver portable and although stiff still rollable. I use a wide cardboard tube I get for free in a fabrics store.
 Softer foam based tubes are probably easier in the mat bit then again, I think it is durable enough.
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