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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2019 9:50 a.m. PST

Lets try this again!
All, I am realizing that the 2.5 inch mat I have now, just does not look right with my 1/600th Ironclads. Can anyone recommend a seller of inexpensive mats who offer a 4 inch hex? US dealers please.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 May 2019 10:40 a.m. PST

have you looked here? WargameVault



nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2019 11:01 a.m. PST

I don't think I want a plain, paper mat.

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2019 11:23 a.m. PST

Cigar Box Mats have 4" hex options.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2019 11:29 a.m. PST

Nice but out of my price range. I wonder if anyone does a Mississippi River mat?

wrgmr109 May 2019 11:31 a.m. PST

Hotz Mats:


martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP09 May 2019 12:39 p.m. PST

Tiny mats have an exact 4" (face to face) hex-mat. They have made it for the PP pirates game. It is a very good mat. Measures 5x 3 feet. They do have a US distributor (you will need to see their website for details).
We can do them by post too. £38.00 GBP + postage.


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2019 12:48 p.m. PST

Do you have a link? I'm not finding them.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP09 May 2019 1:48 p.m. PST

Richard runs this company

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2019 1:58 p.m. PST

Thanks very much.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP09 May 2019 3:31 p.m. PST

You can make your own for next to nothing if you just mark the hex centers:

TMP link

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2019 3:52 p.m. PST

Mark, you make a good point. I just need to find a templated hex to work from.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2019 4:01 p.m. PST

Tiny Terrain is way too pricey. I will find a way to make my own.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP09 May 2019 6:44 p.m. PST

You don't need a hex template, just a triangle with three sides all the same length. If you offset them when you do the rows you end up with hexes!

Alternatively Powerpoint will create a hex for you. Print on cardstock and use as your template.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2019 6:49 p.m. PST

Thanks. I'm a bit of a klutz when it comes to tracing, I'm better off with a solid template. I'll take a ride to the local DIY tomorrow and see what I can find.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2019 7:54 p.m. PST

Just draw in dots for the corners, and don't try to draw in the lines.

That makes it easier, and if you're a little off due to fabric stretching, it won't be as apparent that way.

Some people draw very short straight sections for each corner – three, for the hexes instead, if you prefer those over dots.

I used MS Word to make my template(s).

ElGrego12 May 2019 5:07 p.m. PST

Offset squares could be used also.

Litko has a hex template if I remember.

Also, I think that most sewing stores have hexagonal quilting templates?

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