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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Deep Cut Studios mats and Tabletop World Village Progress

 I got a couple of tubes in the mail yesterday from Deep Cut Studios with some really cool looking cobblestone print vinyl game mats.

 I was pretty jazzed to see them so I pulled out the TTW buildings and slid them around the mats just to see how it looked.

 The mats are thin vinyl but seem waterproof and scratch resistant.  I got two 4x4 mats... this one with streets and one that is entirely cobblestone.  I'll use each or both of them depending on the setting.  I like the freedom of the cobblestone only print but this street layout is pretty appealing as well. 

The edges of the mats do not lay flat even after putting books on them overnight.  I imagine I'll have to use some tape... thats probably a good idea anyway as a heavy 'lean in' across the table might unseat the whole business and create a model shattering launch event!

The street/grass gets that haphazard but organized village feel.  Lining up the buildings so that their doors open in logical areas just feels more organic.


 I realized that, although I've painted several TTW buildings recently I'm really only about Halfway through the pile.  I also noticed that I have somehow not yet painted up an example of the Townhouse II which has a very cool covered second story gallery.  Chop chop!
 I've been keeping an eye on Zuzzy to put out a textured rubber cobblestone mat without the grid overlay because I thought I'd miss the ground texture.   I'll still get one I think but these are ready to play right out of the box and the smooth surface makes sliding things around much easier... so I'll probably use these most of the time and add them to my 'away' kit.
 Here is a birds eye view of the painted village to date.

In the painting que there still remains 1x Townhouse I, 2x Townhouse II,  and 1x Townhouse III.  Townhouse II and Townhouse III are large buildings which will add interest to the skyline and fill out this mat nicely.

6 comments:

  1. That mat...is perfect. Everything looks absolutely amazing. You need to do a video flyby at troop level or something of this. It's too cool not to!

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    1. Yar! Thanks Gregg! I'm pretty happy with the mat! I just wanted to put stuff on it right away haha... hmmm video.. at troop level.... sounds very entertaining! I'll have to see if I can figure out that part of the camera >.> I R the Tech FaiIL!

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    2. Put silly putty on top of an old tank, plop cell phone in putty, turn on video. Push tank around at ground level making vroom vroom noises.

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    3. Brilliant! I especially like the vrooom vrooom!

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  2. This looks amazing! I've been looking at these mats for a while now; your post at just tip it - nice one.

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    1. Glad you liked it! These mats look great and appear to be very durable... I've added a few more to the collection. They do take a bit of time to ship usually but are well worth it.

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