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Demosthenes Of Athens10 Aug 2018 3:45 p.m. PST

I've just found these MDF place-mats at Bunnings in the craft section. You can probably get something similar from craft shops.
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Dimensions are 315mm x 210mm x 2mm

A couple could be glued together would make a hill. I'm going to do that.

Could also be used as a base for a pond, demarcation for a woods or other terrain feature etc.

There were a couple of other sizes and shapes including a smaller rectangular coaster with rounded edge that I thought could be used as a base for a house.
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Demosthenes Of Athens10 Aug 2018 9:39 p.m. PST

Correction.
The oval is W:313 H:3 L:206
The coaster is W:113 H:3 L:94

PJ ONeill11 Aug 2018 6:37 a.m. PST

$3 USD for a small piece of MDF is not a good value.

JimDuncanUK11 Aug 2018 7:00 a.m. PST

Are there any MDF terrain companies in Oz or even kiwiland?

Demosthenes Of Athens11 Aug 2018 1:55 p.m. PST

Hello Jim. In my part of the world finding a hardware shop that will cut a small amount of MDF to spec is difficult and is expensive (I've done it in the past). There are a couple of wargames terrain companies who might do it or you might be able to use a stock product from such a company but once you add postage it would cost quite a bit.

The mega-stores are a bit easier to find in the Oz suburbs. I was shopping at one the other day and bought some of the ovals to experiment. Thought it might be of interest to Oz gamers.

Walking Sailor12 Aug 2018 3:58 p.m. PST

Is buying precut pieces really less than the cost of a coping saw? link I can cut any shape I want for less than ten bucks. Clamp the board down at the edge of the table with one hand and pull down on the saw from underneath with the other.

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