South Island Wargaming, New Zealand.

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 Post subject: Good wargaming base cloth material?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:39 pm 
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I think I remember someone saying this place had good cloth for wargaming base cloths?
http://fabricvision.co.nz/
What sort of cloth and shade is good, e.g. felt doesn't wrinkle so much. Opinions?

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I've always thought felt was ok.
Spotlight sell it. Just wait for one of their regular sales (they seem to have them all the time).

If you don't like felt they have a ton of other stuff too.

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Why get a cloth? Why not a swanky Mat instead?


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Because you might cut it with a craft knife while taking it out of the box?

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Warpmaster wrote:
Why get a cloth? Why not a swanky Mat instead?


What sort of swanky mat? Haven't been that impressed by those I've seen...

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wallacer wrote:
Because you might cut it with a craft knife while taking it out of the box?


Sounds like a story there...

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I've always thought felt was ok.
Spotlight sell it. Just wait for one of their regular sales (they seem to have them all the time).

If you don't like felt they have a ton of other stuff too.


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Yeah was considering them, as I've got one of the big spacemats from Deepcut Studios. Not so sure there basecloths for other systems are as good though.

Thinking about trying Matowar maybe... anyone heard of it?
Apparently you can use both sides and even stick it in the washing machine.
http://www.thehobbyden.com/index.php?ma ... rers_id=13

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Hotzmats have a bad reputation so avoid them.

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Cheers Paul, yes I've heard that about them too. In fact a few years ago tried to order from them and they wouldn't reply to e-mail even though I was trying to give them money!

Have ordered a 6x4 from matowar, if it's any good I'll also get a couple of their 6x8's.

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My Matowar arrived today. Looks good but as expected it is pretty rigid. It's made of the material we use for flock in some sort of resin.
Apparently with use and age it softens up and becomes like a regular material, so we'll see.

I've just put it through two cold wash cycles, currently hanging on line outside. Still pretty cardboard like. Will try dryer next... :lol:
Might buy some fabric softener too. This is all ok with these apparently and people do it to speed up the process of making them softer.

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I've just put it through two cold wash cycles, currently hanging on line outside. Still pretty cardboard like. Will try dryer next... :lol:
Might buy some fabric softener too. This is all ok with these apparently and people do it to speed up the process of making them softer.


Tournament prep time.

Army, check!
Dice, check!
Tape measure, check!
Army book and rule, check!
F$#@ i forgot my fabric softener :roll:


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Yeah, though at least I now know there is actually a purpose to fabric softener. :lol:

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Colin ordered a hotzmat so I'll see how long it takes.

Turns out I actually have a Hotzmat - the cheap felt one with hex grids. Ok for 6mm sci fi

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