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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.

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.

Demosthenes Of Athens10 Aug 2018 9:39 p.m. PST

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 Sailor Supporting Member of TMP12 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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