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    Per Broden
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    I recently finished a wargaming mat (4 by 8 feet that rolls up neatly) for a show in a few weeks time.
    See here https://rollaone.com/2017/07/03/towards-moscow-trilogy-tmt-part-8-filling-in-the-brown-spots-and-plan-b

    It is made using a plastic backed canvas (drop sheet for painting) and with a sand/acrylic adhesive paste on top (then decorated with drybrushing and static grasses). I painted rivers and I think it will be good enough for the day. However I am thinking about potentially using a varnish on top on the rivers to make it look better – key issue is that it needs to be flexible, i.e. to be able to roll up without cracking (too much). With the show two weekends away I do not have too much time to experiment on my own. But would be interested to know if any of you had any experience of this. I was thinking Liquitex Gloss Varnish or Modge Podge (although the tackiness worries me). All the very best

    #66506
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Not had experience of this, but I wonder if a plumbers style clear silicone may work?
    Definitely designed to flex.

    #66519
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    What Mike said, works a treat!

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

    #67012
    Per Broden
    Participant

    Thank you, I went with the Liquitex Gloss, looks glossy enough. Let us see how it works when I roll it out again next week at the show!

    https://rollaone.com/2017/07/09/getting-ready-for-joy-of-six-spaghetti-bridges-varnish-and-the-war-bands-done/

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