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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Hey all

I have just seen the "battle mat" that comes in the Know No Fear box set by GW. Whilst I'm aware it's not a 4ft x 2ft mat, placed on a 4x2 sheet of MDF, and glued down using PVA, I think it would make a great looking gaming surface, put two together and you have a half decent looking almost 4x4 gaming area.

I'm wondering though, how to protect it?

Would anyone here have any ideas on a cheap, very inexpensive, widely available, way of protecting such a surface?

Thanks in advance.

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Made in cn
Wing Commander





Dallas, TX

It really depends on what the surface is made of, often it get scratched by moving miniatures and placing terrain, then there is the odd drink spill; protecting from dust you can get a canvas or dry cleaning plastic or similar; though you’re better off getting a 6x4 rollable mousepad surface from varied companies.
   
Made in us
Tzeentch Veteran Marine with Psychic Potential





Kildare, Ireland

Rob Lee wrote:
Hey all

I have just seen the "battle mat" that comes in the Know No Fear box set by GW. Whilst I'm aware it's not a 4ft x 2ft mat, placed on a 4x2 sheet of MDF, and glued down using PVA, I think it would make a great looking gaming surface, put two together and you have a half decent looking almost 4x4 gaming area.

I'm wondering though, how to protect it?

Would anyone here have any ideas on a cheap, very inexpensive, widely available, way of protecting such a surface?

Thanks in advance.


Several brush coats of PVA (thin coats, wait for it to dry avoid dust) will work as a cheap varnish. Its not waterproof though. If you can get hold of cheap varnish/varnish spray that would be superior. If Poundland don't have the varnish, they will have the PVA.
   
 
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