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Played a game if X-Wing with +John Stentz z to break in his new play mat.

I don't know list building for Xwing all that well, but we cobbled 90 points together and it was Darth Vader and some TIE aces vs. Luke Skywalker, Biggs "shoot me first" Darklighter, and a B-Wing.

In the end it was Father and Son dogfighting as a bonding activity. The dice said Luke was still destined to defeat Vader. 
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Epic Space Mat #002 - Complete

This is a standard size 3x3 mat for use with the X-Wing miniatures game. It has something no space traveller wants to see; a black hole waiting to rip your starship out of hyperdrive!

The final photo in the album was the inspiration photo provided by the person that commissioned the mat. Couldn't be happier with the results - in fact, it's one I'd love for my personal game collection! I'll have to recreate it someday.


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My basement is now space game mat central with numerous in-progress game mats. 
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I made a play mat for myself since I love to airbrush and figured I could make something that both holds up really nice but was functionally a better game mat than those commercially available.

Here are the two mats I've made already. I immediately had somebody ask me if I would make them one which prompted a supply run.

I'm not going into the game mat business, but this seems a fun way to make some art and pay for some new Xwing models ;)

I have enough materials for 2 more mats. 3x3 or 4x5 are the two size options I can get from what I have. Going price right now is between $30-$40 for a 3x3. Direct message me if your interested.

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Figured I'd share my latest arts and crafts project. Cheap way to get a play mat of a higher quality than the typical retail mat.
 
I just finished my play mat for the X-Wing miniature game. Total cost?

$5.48

Picked up an outdoor vehicle upholstery remnant on super clearance from the fabric store. Put the grippy vinyl side down to keep the mat from slipping on a smooth surface and the fabric side up. Went to the NASA website and went to town with my airbrush.

Total time investment?

1 evening


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You know what I see when I look at this blue mat material?

Cloud City of Bespin.

Once I'm finished with it I'll toss up photos and see if there are any takers. 
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Heh. Black material works way better for outer space ;)
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Epic Space Mat #001 - Completed

This is a huge mat for epic space battles. I'm very happy with how it turned out.


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got my brand new long sword from Purple Heart armory #throughglass
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If anybody wanted a custom X-Wing game mat I'd take the first 3-4 requests in order to fund some X-Wing purchases I'd like to make. I was thinking between $30-60 per mat depending the size and complexity of the request. I'd work out shipping as-needed (if you are local to MN we can meet up).

I'm not really interested in making this a side business. My first mat was really fun to paint, but anything over 4 and it will start to feel like work rather than art.

The mat in the photos was 3ft x 5.5ft and will easily facilitate two games of X-Wing at the same time. I can replicate just about anything you'd find on a Google image search or mix and match. 
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I just finished my 3x6 ft play mat for the X-Wing miniature game. Total cost?

$5.48

Picked up an outdoor vehicle upholstery remnant on super clearance from the fabric store. Put the grippy vinyl side down to keep the mat from slipping on a smooth surface and the fabric side up. Went to the NASA website and went to town with my airbrush.

Total time investment?

1 evening

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I am the Technology Evangelist for The Nerdery, a Glass Explorer, and a Journalist for GeekDad
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