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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 7:38 a.m. PST

I saw these at Wal-Mart the other day but they were a tad too warped for me to take a chance on:


Cacique Caribe Inactive Member16 May 2018 7:44 a.m. PST

Maybe if the edges weren't beveled?


wrgmr116 May 2018 7:45 a.m. PST

Heavy for transport. I made my own 1/4 board and 2" pink foam insulation glued to it.



bsrlee16 May 2018 8:31 a.m. PST

You can probably flatten them by heating them up and placing a weight on top. Just don't use your food oven, strong sun may be enough but it not use something that isn't going to be used for something else and don't over do the heating.

Bill Rosser Inactive Member16 May 2018 9:29 a.m. PST

I bought a number of these for the yard. I think they would be to heavy for most folks. They are robust though, no concern about breaking.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 4:51 p.m. PST

Try these foam mats, from Harbor Freight: link. They are $6.99 USD for four, with a coupon. The "top", is made with a diamond pattern, and not usable. The "bottom", however, is smooth. It takes craft paint really well, especially with a wet, natural sponge. Others have used latex paint, but I prefer acrylic, less chance of peeling.

If you need water, apply 2-3 shades of blue, green, and white, applying immediately, so they intermix nicely. For grasslands, use 3-4 shades of green, brown, yellow, maybe a little purple. For snow, base coat in white, then sponge on some blues, and paint on silver glitter glue, to give it some sparkle.

They can be painted to just about any type of terrain. Very affordable, very easy to use. Lightweight, interlocking, easy to transport. Cheers!

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 May 2018 6:06 p.m. PST

I'd just pick up 24x24" pink board slabs pre-cut at Home Depot. Cheaper and flat.

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