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TBeyer Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 6:05 a.m. PST

I am looking for some material to use as the floor of a ruined cathedral (like weathered flagstone) and on the base of a Victorian-era stagecoach (like cobblestone). I saw there recently on TMP and think they would work fine but they are in the UK and I am in the US – is there any US company that makes something similar to this:

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Thanks!

tima113 Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 6:41 a.m. PST

Have you considered thin foam (foamboard with paper removed) and one of those textured rollers or stamps with a cobblestone/flagstone texture? The rollers are made for greenstuff and other modeling putties/clay but I've seen videos of it working with foam too.

Borathan Inactive Member05 Feb 2018 6:53 p.m. PST

You can actually use some of the greenstuff world rollers on foam.

Get some sheets of the cheaper, dollar store foamcore, peel one side and roll it over. Stuff takes impressions a whole lot better than the more expensive stuff and hardens up easily by brushing some glue over it.

Another option is to go for some of the textured wallpaper options, a lot of it works well for cobbles and other stone or brickwork.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member05 Feb 2018 8:06 p.m. PST

Carpet non-slip padding and drawer lining material come in various textures, you may have some luck searching them out.

Different material, plastic sheet, but you could check out Plastruct, Evergreen and the various model RR sites for more options. Not the material you requested in the OP but will come in various scales to match what you are working with.

Good luck.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member06 Feb 2018 2:18 a.m. PST

TBeyer

Tima113 probably means these rolling pins here, which Borathan referenced as well:

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There are wooden ones out there too:

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Or you could buy some polymer clay (FIMO, Sculpey, etc) and try your hand at some of this:

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Or even this with cardstock:

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Dollhouse pros have been making their flagstones out of "egg carton" for ages:

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If you want to buy textured vinyl floor tiles:

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And, if you have unlimited time and patience, you could make your cobblestones like this guy does, individually with cork:

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Now, if anyone knows a good source for flagstone embossed/textured paintable wall paper or shelf liner, I'd sure love to know. All the examples I find seem to no longer be in production.

Dan
PS. I'm in the US, just like you, and I've just placed an order for a couple of those Greenstuff World rolling pins too.

Novus Design Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 7:32 a.m. PST

TBeyer, if you haven't made a decision on what to use for cobblestone flooring in your cathedral here is another option for you.

Novus makes 4 versions of a 12x12 cobblestone mat. They are available in Euro-Gray, Belgium Block, Mediterranean Terra Cotta and Sandstone. Compatible with 15/28mm scales.

See product details by going to our website here:http://www.novusdesign.net/ and clicking on Ready to Play terrain,subcategory "mats". They retail for $15.00 USD.


Thanks and good luck with your project!

Robert

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member06 Feb 2018 8:08 a.m. PST

Robert

Are these vinyl? And are they sold by the square foot?

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Dan

Novus Design Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 7:30 p.m. PST

Cacique Caribe,

They are made of a durable urethane rubber and are sold finished in one foot squares.

Thanks for your inquiry.

Robert

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member09 Feb 2018 12:56 p.m. PST

TBeyer

I'm curious. Have you decided which direction to go yet?

Thanks

Dan

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