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Oooh, very nice. Any chance of a tutorial?

Sorry I use wrong word writing "made" I was thinking of "buy".

I simply choose a picture in hight quality from Hubble and sent it to company who made a matt. Cost of it about 20£.

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Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't like how busy it is, but had not even thought about it getting in the way of actual terrain that will look the same.

Anyone have any first hand experience with HotzMatz that can make a comparison of the material its made of? "Felt" is a bit broad. I like the look of their mat. Also one of them is machine washable which would be nice too!

 

Sorry for the delayed reply, but I just joined.  ;)

 

Hotz mats are indeed made of felt, but they're sprayed with a fabric binder so they're not your "simple" felt mat that you can get at a fabric store.  They're much stiffer and smoother, and the surface doesn't snag your ship stands at all.  I can't speak to how well they hold up, since I've only used mine a few times over the past 2 years, but it looks great on the tabletop.

 

The tales about customer service can be true, however - order but don't expect speedy delivery or email responses.  The product WILL get to you, it just takes a while.  Practice your meditation.  ;)

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The 'mousepad' material seems to be the best, from talking to several X-Wing players. The main problems are:

Cost

Size

Design

I've been thinking of just buying a black mousepad mat and then figure out how to paint it.

http://acehose.com/mouse-pad-material.htm

http://www.canalrubber.com/sheet-runner-mouse-pad-sheet-rubber/

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The 'mousepad' material seems to be the best, from talking to several X-Wing players. The main problems are:

Cost

Size

Design

I've been thinking of just buying a black mousepad mat and then figure out how to paint it.

http://acehose.com/mouse-pad-material.htm

http://www.canalrubber.com/sheet-runner-mouse-pad-sheet-rubber/

Am I reading that pricing right that a 6' long section would be roughly $60? That's honestly not too bad

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I sure do good sir!!

so the dark black one you see is frontline gaming, the brighter pinker one is through hexagon mill. I would say the frontline gaming one is slightly better only because it comes with a carrying case/bag. The deep cut studios is coming in the the mail so I will be glad to post pictures of that as soon as I get it.

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I sure do good sir!!

so the dark black one you see is frontline gaming, the brighter pinker one is through hexagon mill. I would say the frontline gaming one is slightly better only because it comes with a carrying case/bag. The deep cut studios is coming in the the mail so I will be glad to post pictures of that as soon as I get it.

 

 

Thanks a lot!  :D yeah i've seen the frontline gaming one and was considering that one too

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Oh sorry here are the websites:

Frontline gaming:

http://store.frontlinegaming.org/fat-mats

Hexagon mill:

http://hexagonmill.com/substrata-gaming-mats/

Deep cut studios:

http://www.deepcutstudio.com/category/mats-size-4-x6

Love all of them - none of these are the wrong choice. Frontline has he one design in 6x4 - the other have much more choices. So take that into consideration.

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Oh sorry here are the websites:

Frontline gaming:

http://store.frontlinegaming.org/fat-mats

Hexagon mill:

http://hexagonmill.com/substrata-gaming-mats/

Deep cut studios:

http://www.deepcutstudio.com/category/mats-size-4-x6

Love all of them - none of these are the wrong choice. Frontline has he one design in 6x4 - the other have much more choices. So take that into consideration.

 

Thanks this was very helpful, looking forward to seeing the deep cut studio mousepad mats  :lol:

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I have used pvc mats in the past and I found while cheaper they curl a lot more and the surface gets scratched very easily by the acrylic bases in Firestorm as well as the square plastic bases used in X-Wing. It's totally worth it to get a mat that has the mouse pad rubber with cloth top.

 

I have the frontline gaming mat and it works great! 

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Does anyone know where to buy a large clear plastic sheet which can be placed on top of a fragile mat to protect it?

DIY store maybe? they often stock 2mm acrylic sheet for budget/seasonal double glazing.

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