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PostSubject: Re: Which material to use for a gaming table?   Mon 14 Jan 2008 - 14:11

Hmm sorry Ashton I don't really understand the issue.
Maybe it helps if you post a pic of this "blue foam 250".
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PostSubject: Re: Which material to use for a gaming table?   Mon 14 Jan 2008 - 16:07

sure, I'll see if I can get a picture of it.

I'm just trying to find this insulation Tom is talking about that he used for his board...
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PostSubject: Re: Which material to use for a gaming table?   Mon 14 Jan 2008 - 20:12

I bought my board of styro at a Home Depot, you should try there.
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PostSubject: Re: Which material to use for a gaming table?   Mon 14 Jan 2008 - 20:20

JohnYoung wrote:
I bought my board of styro at a Home Depot, you should try there.

What was it called? And could you carve out cobble stones with a pen/pencil?

Thanks John
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PostSubject: Re: Which material to use for a gaming table?   Sat 23 Aug 2008 - 17:50

Sorry for the late response, I flipped through old topic and figured I could try to light your lantern Rolling Eyes

I cant remember the exact name but its a 4x8' board frequently used in constructions to isolate the inside from cold. You know these pink sheets you see when they're building a house and that they havent done the covering yet. I can't understand why you guys cannot find this. It's a frequent furniture in hardware stores and such.

And yes it's easily carvable. I found out that a rounded pencil works out best to do neat&deep separations that are easily filled with mild watery paint. A too sharp pencil tend to break the styro in very untidy manner.

Also, make sure to keep the pencil at a 90 degree angle, though, because if you lean it slightly you will end up with hard-to-paint cracks.
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PostSubject: Re: Which material to use for a gaming table?   Sat 23 Aug 2008 - 18:19

Yea, so after searching everywhere, I was at a neighbors house and saw a pile of 5-6 sections of pink foam (back in feb-mar). They said I could have a bunch, so I took a small section approx 1.5' x 2' to do my two platforms. Now I just need time so I can build my board out of it Wink He said he found it at a store which I had specifically asked for "pink foam"... go figure...
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PostSubject: Re: Which material to use for a gaming table?   Sun 24 Aug 2008 - 1:44

In Germany, it's pretty hard to find anything like pink foam (at least in my town). I have been to every hardware store and they didn't have anything... However, they don't really know what they are selling, either, for one day I found some purple foam (which is quite similar to pink foam but a bit tougher, I guess - can't tell for sure due to the lack of pink foam to compare...) and it took me at least half an hour to buy a sheet for the stuff was only priced as a large packet and there was fortunately no-one around who was responsible for this part of the store...

So, if anyone knows a German store selling pink foam, feel free to enlighten me.
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PostSubject: Re: Which material to use for a gaming table?   Sun 24 Aug 2008 - 3:31

I bought some pink-white foam in an Obi lately. Don't ask them if they have it, just have a look in the isolation-section. There you usually find blue foam, and sometimes this pink-white stuff.

BTW I once asked for working-gloves in a craftstore and was told they hab none. After five minutes search I found a full shelf of working-gloves.
This guys really seem to have no idea what they are doing.
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PostSubject: Re: Which material to use for a gaming table?   Sun 24 Aug 2008 - 17:50

Haha,

[offtopic] I went to my hardware store and bought 82" x 24" of screen meshing (like to keep the flies out) and the guy wanted to charge me $112... He put in 82 feet, not inches...[/offtopic]
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PostSubject: Re: Which material to use for a gaming table?   Mon 25 Aug 2008 - 2:41

bit late adding my say, but simply some balsa wood and foamboard will do if your just wantin to knock up buildings quickly.

heres a link to building smade quick and the materials

http://www.terragenesis.co.uk/infopages/page192.html

have fun Razz

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Forgot to add if people are uk or close based theres a company called pannel systems who do the 'pink foam' and also green and blue.

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