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Old 27 Jun 2007, 09:35   #1 (permalink)
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Default creating a gaming board

i have a plan to make myself a "portable" 6' by 4' gaming board and i wanted to see what everyone thinks of my idea:

i will get 4 pieces of polystyrene (4ft long, 1.5ft wide, about 1.5inches thick) and hinge them like so:

<>
XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX
<> <>


Edit - as in when first folded it will be:

<>
XXXX XXXX
XXXX XXXX

then:

XXXX
XXXX
XXXX
XXXX

the x's are the boards and the <>'s are where the hinges will go (not quite sure how ill secure the hinges yet - probably just super glue).

after that it is a case of decorating. ive heard that spray paint "melts" polystyrene (can someone confirm that) so i will be basing the entire thing with sand first and then spraying it with purity seal (mostly to try and stop the sand from pealing off) and then spraying it black and drybrushing it with boltgun metal - to match my eldar bases


i will be getting 2 imperial sectors to put on it (so 8 buildings). i think that should be enough.


the project comes to 158.38 (including the boards, hinges, glue, sand, sprays and buildings)



any words of wisdom that could help would be appreciated
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Old 27 Jun 2007, 11:36   #2 (permalink)
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Spray paint does melt polystyrene, as does super glue. Securing the hinges will be a problem. You could allways use a strong piece of string drill or punch holes through with a Phillips screw driver and then paint it to blend in.

sounds like a good idea!
is it going to have legs? or just go on top of another table?

I'm just wondering about durability, if it gets bashed it will break!

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Old 27 Jun 2007, 12:02   #3 (permalink)
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i actually haddnt thought about legs but i think i will have to try and find a reliable way to secure those hinges.

i do have some permanent double-sided tape but i am prety sure that as soon as it gets bashed it will just tear off and leave the board ruined.

how about covering the area i am putting the hinge on with white glue and then super-glueing the hinges to that (dont know about bonding strength for that one). i cant see the hinges having to deal with too much pressure and theres going to be 2 hinges between each piece.

as long winded as it is, do you rekon that covering the entire board in white glue (possibly basing it with sand as well - gotta cut ime somewhere ) will stop the paint/superglue from melting into it.


i could use MDF or some such but i dont have any tools to cut them with.


thanks for the reply BTW ;D
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 07:25   #4 (permalink)
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Meh if you use hinges i can see them snapping off the white glue and the polystyrene. Could possible use nuts and a wide bolts to spread the tension
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 08:09   #5 (permalink)
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just had a strange idea.....


why not just glue a large sheet of cardboard accross the gaps. i can fold it like a hinge still and it will certainly have enough coverage to bond properly.

(i will probably need to replace it every few times i use it though - just a thought)
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 08:59   #6 (permalink)
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That could work! easy to hide as well

With the spray painting i think PVA could work to protect it!! Best off testing it first though!

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