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  • #145203
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Anyone aware of any UK sources for static grass mats of a regular colour*, such as a noch or javis summer scatter?

    I need it to be at least 4 x 3 feet so as to have a seamless board.
    I can find plenty of 4 x 2….

    * https://www.modelscenerysupplies.co.uk/brands/javis/hairy-mat-summer-green

    #145206
    Mike
    Keymaster

    found one!

    #145207
    willz
    Participant

    found one!

    Dis the dirt Mike, or should I say grass.

    #145214
    Mike
    Keymaster
    #145215
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    I think you’ll need to glue this down to a baseboard Mike, due to the card backing, but could be wrong of course! I’m still happy with my GW gaming mat bought some 15 or so years ago and it still looks as good as new.

    #145216
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Yeah I will use some super sticky double sized tape around the perimeter.

    #145218
    willz
    Participant

    Cheers Mike.

    #145221
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Thing is though…

    Modular tiles or a set sized baseboard?

    The gaps in the tiles could be ugly, but I can do like I did back in the day and double up the tiles which allows the cutting in of rivers so they are not above sea level.

    #145222
    Mike
    Keymaster

    wow, found my old 6mm napoleonic images, think nostalgia demands tiles:

     

    #145223
    Mike
    Keymaster

    #145227
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Sweet six mm nappy set up, Mike!

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #145257
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Well the mat arrived and I am sending it back…

    #145259
    Guy Farrish
    Participant

    Yes, you should.

    That’s annoying, to say the least.

    Hope they sort it out quickly.

     

    #145263
    Mike
    Keymaster

    And the refund was done!

    #145264
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Refunds are great, but are you getting the product you want?

    I bought a similar mat from Noche and it arrived with even more creases than the one shown.  Their advice was to iron it from the backside, but you can’t iron out creases in the paper.  They said they send the mats out “lose rolled” so as not to squish the grass and “most customers have not had complaints.”  Real disservice.  I still have, still wrinkled and unused.

     

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #145265
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I have trimmed it to the size I need and put books on it.
    I reckon it will be acceptable.

    Ordinarily it would not pass muster, but given it is now free…

    It does mean I will put on hold the tiles and so on, so with a free mat and no tiles to buy, that is £90 saved.
    So, yeah, it is accetable.

    Until I get into it more and want betterer terrain.

    😀

    #145266
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I wanted a 4 x 3 foot mat with no creases, or a load of tiles.

    I ordered a big mat so I had the option for either.
    Now my table is only 4 x 2.5

    So I needed either tiles that could overhang a little bit to get 4 x 3.
    Or a board to stick the mat to in order to get 4 x 3.

    BUT, as I say for free I will try it as it is on the actual 4 x 2.5 table.

    I did iron some of the worst out, but had to be careful not to wrinkle it.

    Smaller than I planned, but to start with and given the price, acceptable.  😀

    #145288
    Cacique Caribe
    Participant

    Mike

    What shade grass did you order?  Is that the “Summer” one from the link?

     

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #145289
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Mike What shade grass did you order? Is that the “Summer” one from the link?

    Yup, it seems to match well with the majority of static grass that people sell.

    Better shot?:

    #145299
    willz
    Participant

    I won’t be buying one of their mats Mike but at least you got a refund.

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