I'm wondering I'm trying to make a board have a surface that can have metallic or magnetic surface so I can play other objects to adhere to it slightly. My only current solution is build surface with very thin sheet metal underneath. Any other ideas?
There is such a magnetic spray paint. From what I've read on other gaming forums (theminiaturespage.com), it does not work very well: the amount of iron in the paint, is minimal, magnets barely have any attraction to it. Still, several coats might make it stronger. Do an Internet search, and see what happens (I believe Krylon makes it). Cheers!
You could try the self-adhesive plastic magnetic sheets and stick them onto paper printed or painted with whatever ground image you prefer. Since price and shipping vary with where you live, a cheaper way to use it would be to cut rectangular holes in cereal box cardboard, glue it onto heavier cardboard, and then glue matching rectangles of the magnetic sheet into the holes to make a board that has a partly magnetic surface. If the magnetic attraction isn't strong enough to work through the base cardboard, [which would be best to use for the top of the board, since it is smooth] you could glue paper over the side with the patchwork of magnetic rectangles. I am sure the magnetic attraction would work through something as thin as printer paper.
You didn't mention where you live, but these magnetic plastic sheets are readily available in crafts stores in the USA. If you are in Europe, there are sites you can order it from such as: www.supermagnete.de/eng/magnetic-sheet
I don't know how well these sheets retain their magnetic properties long-term. Anyone else want to weigh in here?
Behr brand paints makes a 'magnetic' paint, which is actually metal filings mixed in the paint. I've heard it works better than the spray version, but have not tried it myself. I do have a can of it I bought a while back with the intention of using it, but have yet had the extra money to get the wood that I was going to paint it on.
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sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
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sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
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sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
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sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
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sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
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sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
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margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
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