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Nightbomber
01-31-2014, 09:07
Since the original mat stocks are empty and the thing seems to becoming OOP, having no option to get it before the weekend (yes I am THAT anxious to try the Game), having some experience in making custom mats for WoG system, I just ordered online a 2m/1m sheet of thick felt and the express post has just delivered it to my door.
For 45 PLN (app. 15 USD) there was no option then getting the thing ASAP.

Besides the price issue, I feel I'm gonna have fun just painting it :happy:

Surprisingly it lies almost absolutely flat on my gaming table after unrolling and the quality of material is very good.

Let's see what we can do with this beautiful, but rather too bright colour of blue...

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Nightmoss
01-31-2014, 09:16
This will be interesting! Good luck and can't wait to see the photos!

The Royal Hajj
01-31-2014, 09:55
It's been almost and hour, are you not done yet?? lol We want pics!

Nightbomber
01-31-2014, 10:04
It's been almost and hour, are you not done yet?? lol We want pics!

You know, Chief, I find there are some strange forms of family and professional life outside WoG/SoG world. Something must be done with that!:swordleft:

The Royal Hajj
01-31-2014, 10:29
Give them each a $20 and tell them to go to the store :happy:

Nightbomber
02-01-2014, 06:49
I had a "painting night" yesterday and the mat is ready. A dark blue and middle green paints were applied on the bright blue.
The texture turned out quite well IMHO and I am happy to have an amateur playing surface :wink:
It was cut to fit my gaming table 180cm/100cm.
Right after placing the ships the youngest seaman ;) appeared to judge daddy's work :happy:

http://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=8799&d=1391258492

http://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=8796&d=1391258394

http://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=8795&d=1391258362

David Manley
02-01-2014, 06:51
Looks great :wink::thumbsup:

7eat51
02-01-2014, 09:26
Agreed. Well done, Andrzej.

Nightmoss
02-01-2014, 10:16
Very well done and so much room to sail! :thumbsup:

Nightbomber
02-01-2014, 16:43
Thanks mates, it really makes the game spacey :wink: Hope to get my gaming group (already excited) playing very soon :happy:

Naharaht
02-01-2014, 22:58
It looks good. Well done, Andrzej!:thumbsup:

Uthoroc
02-02-2014, 03:34
That looks great. How thick is the mat? It does look very plush. Do you have a link? Might be interesting to order one from Germany.

Jack Aubrey
02-02-2014, 03:37
Yes, think the same. Looks fantastic. Please give me the link too. :thumbsup:

Nightbomber
02-02-2014, 03:42
Yes, think the same. Looks fantastic. Please give me the link too. :thumbsup:

I will PM you guys the online store address once I am by my computer. They will surely deliver the product to Germany.

Jack Aubrey
02-02-2014, 04:15
super, danke, thanks

Berthier
02-02-2014, 05:22
It does look good Andrzej. Did you just spray direct onto the mat or did you put paint onto a pad and dab it on? What is the thickness of the felt?

Пилот
02-02-2014, 14:38
It looks great! Bravo!

BRIAN DUNBAR
02-02-2014, 22:56
Looks good. The nice thing is that you can customize it to fit your table. Are you going to add grid lines to help check attitude.?

Nightbomber
02-03-2014, 00:24
It does look good Andrzej. Did you just spray direct onto the mat or did you put paint onto a pad and dab it on? What is the thickness of the felt?

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1. I just sprayed paints from the can.
2. The felt is 4 mm thick, one-side impregnated.

600 g/m2
width: 100 cm +/- 2 cm
poliester 100 %

Nightbomber
02-03-2014, 00:25
Are you going to add grid lines to help check attitude.?

Not sure yet and I do not have a clear image of the original grid lines. Is it necessary or can one play without the lines?

The Royal Hajj
02-03-2014, 07:40
You can play with out lines, but it's much easier once you start doing game with the wind coming from different directions or changing during a game.

Gunner
02-12-2014, 21:39
Personally, I think it looks too good to put lines on it. Great job:beer:

And a nice color match for the ship bases.

Nightbomber
02-17-2014, 03:41
Looking at some gorgeous 3D mats some of the able forumers made, yesterday I decided to get some nice sculpts on my own.
Obtaining some hard styrene (styrodur) in a hobby shop was easy, along with sheets of sand paper and spray paints (ivory, light and medium green). Citadel green grass and a dose of outdoor sand for a nice touch in the end were added, but not necessary.

The mainland has already been chipped, while the island in the middle has just been cut out of the main thing.

http://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=9054&d=1392629421

After an hour the land and the island were ready. They turned out really well, IMHO :wink:

http://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=9055&d=1392629456

Gunner
02-17-2014, 04:00
Now that looks realistic. Nice work.:hatsoff:

7eat51
02-17-2014, 07:29
Andrzej, those are fantastic - realistic and professional-looking. Well done. :hatsoff:

The Royal Hajj
02-17-2014, 07:37
Those do look great, now lets see them on the new mat with some ships in action!

Nightbomber
02-17-2014, 17:05
Thanks very much for your kind comments and rep., mates! The scenery will be an action background very soon :minis:

Coog
02-17-2014, 19:40
Those do look great!:thumbsup: When I first saw your photo of a ship sailing through a narrow passage with high cliffs, it made me think of a scene from the 60's Jason and the Argonauts movie. Some folks around here might remember it.

Gunner
02-17-2014, 19:54
Yah, I was expecting to see Poseidon to emerge from the sea.

Coog
02-17-2014, 21:00
Yah, I was expecting to see Poseidon to emerge from the sea.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz9OcRHumAg

Gunner
02-17-2014, 21:21
All Andrzej needs now is a 25/28mm figure of Poseidon to complete his diorama.

Cpt Kangaroo
02-17-2014, 21:49
Andrzej, this looks great.

Here are a couple of pix I had found a while ago, plus the SoG mat pattern should give you some good ideas.

I tried to leave the labels on the pix for recognition of the Authors.

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Comte de Brueys
02-18-2014, 02:44
The French - always too late with their fleet and choosing the second best route...* :sad:

I check this forum almost daily but missed this great self made gaming surface thread.

A great work, Andrzej. Mat and terrain pieces look fantastic. If you hit those cliffs, the game is definitely over.

Seems my first games lies a few days in the future, too.

Rep point carronade is loaded - prepare for a salvo over the main deck. :cannonboom:




* (On the other hand the RN will not find me. :wink:)

Berthier
02-18-2014, 03:27
Excellent terrain Andrezj and nice photo of wizkids ships Erin (bit busy to navigate through I would have thought without kedging or getting the boats out and rowing, certainly not appropriate to leave it up the vagaries of the wind!!)

Nightbomber
02-18-2014, 09:29
Thanks again, Mates! You are most kind with the rep salvo :wink: The pictures above are amazing:LOL:

A battle in the new setting has just begun:

http://sailsofglory.org/showthread.php?2201-A-Landman-s-Sea-Duty-has-just-begun!-Anchored-British-Ships-attacked-by-the-French

Пилот
02-21-2014, 04:40
Terrain pieces are brilliant, Andrzej! Bravo!