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Terrain and Figures / Re: It's game night- what mat to use
« Last post by Colonel Kilgore on August 21, 2017, 10:14:36 PM »
Trouble is that the image in my head of what I want is often different to my ability to pull it off.

Ha ha - my problem exactly.

I think it's well worth trying, since sometimes it does come off. Equally, I have come to the conclusion that life is too short for some things, and try to recognise a lost cause when I see one!

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General discussion / Re: Johnny cash
« Last post by martin goddard on August 21, 2017, 10:00:04 PM »
Ah yes Leonard. He wasSpock Shirley?
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Terrain and Figures / Re: It's game night- what mat to use
« Last post by Sean Clark on August 21, 2017, 09:35:32 PM »
You're right Simon. This is a discussion I have had with Stewart Meecham. I fluctuate between wanting to just buy all the templates and scenery bits from S&A scenics and wanting to make my own. Trouble is that the image in my head of what I want is often different to my ability to pull it off.  Same with buildings for SCW. The typical 'Penninsular Wars' buildings look quite easy to scratch build but it is so easy to buy the ones sold by SHQ that the question is often is it worth it?
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Terrain and Figures / Re: It's game night- what mat to use
« Last post by Colonel Kilgore on August 21, 2017, 09:19:40 PM »
Good luck - it's all those grid lines / corner dots that I found bothersome!
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Terrain and Figures / Re: It's game night- what mat to use
« Last post by NTM on August 21, 2017, 09:03:43 PM »
Think I may have a go at making my own desert mat using a cotton dust sheet as a starting point.
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Terrain and Figures / Re: It's game night- what mat to use
« Last post by Colonel Kilgore on August 21, 2017, 09:01:36 PM »
I think a good DIY mat [and the photos of yours looked great, Sean] will always be better than a bought one. There's a guy - I think from the US - who does some absolutely phenomenal stuff in 6mm terrain - I saw some of his at Colours last year, as well as in the glossies.

However, the convenience of a pre-measured (well, mostly!) and readily-foldable mat was quite a draw for me. I've tried (and failed) several times with self-made mats, so would rather spend my precious time painting figures. So - while I too like making my own terrain - I swallowed my pride, tightened my belt and took the plunge into "commercial" mats.

I only have admiration for folk like you and Martin who manage to pull it off so well.
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General discussion / Re: Johnny cash
« Last post by Leslie BT on August 21, 2017, 08:23:20 PM »
You'll be slipping into Leonard Cohen soon then.
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Terrain and Figures / Re: It's game night- what mat to use
« Last post by Sean Clark on August 21, 2017, 07:21:10 PM »
I must say I have a soft spot for making your own cloth and painting on details. Martin has been doing this for years and I have copied him. My Somme game used a self painted mat which looked ok once the terrain and figures were on it.

Dumb sight cheaper too!
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Workbench and Suggestions / Re: ECW suggestions
« Last post by yourpaceormine on August 21, 2017, 06:39:04 PM »
Looks like they've been redone too, they have an add to cart button.m ;D
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General discussion / Re: Johnny cash
« Last post by martin goddard on August 21, 2017, 06:27:04 PM »
Great voice great tempo.  Too  many albums of his together might be depressing!!!
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