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Tutorial: Making a Grassland Gaming Mat from an Ikea Rug

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:29 am
by timlillig
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While wandering around Ikea, I spotted a mound of bright green, square, shaggy rugs and decided to use one as a grasslands mat. The rug is called Hampen in Ikea's naming system. It is 80cm (~31.5 in.) square, so will be slightly small but suitable for Song of Blades and Heroes, Bushido, or many other small skirmish games. First, I used heavy scissors to roughly cut down the deep pile of carpet. The individual strings start off being too long and too even for my purposes. This is the hardest and most time consuming part of this project. It probably took ...

Tutorial: Making a Grassland Gaming Mat from an Ikea Rug

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:54 pm
by gattz
Rad idea! Has a fairly convincing appearance in pictures.
Lol, that Pegasus river's pre-paint job kind of bothers me. The lighter blue should be on the edges, and darker in the middle. :) I should try repainting mine sometime for comparison's sake.