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Protecting polystyrene Boards?

PostPosted: Thursday February 24th, 2011 11:17am
by kamuix56
[This topic was moved from Board index ‹ HeroQuest Rooms ‹ HeroQuest Additions ‹ Other Expansion Topics on 9/26/17. -edit]

My spring break is coming up and I've been prepping to make a modular 3D board for heroquest/descent. I've made some head way over the past few months getting the blocks ready and i've already started painting some to get an idea on what I'm going to do, but after making a few I've realized these are gunna get screwed up really quick if I don't find out a way to protect them. I've tried a few different spray mattes on some practice foam but they just got ate up. Whats the best way I can go about protecting my work?

Heres what I got so far

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Re: Protecting polystyrene Boards?

PostPosted: Sunday February 27th, 2011 1:26pm
by gravaillon
I think about some vernish, matte & transparent... it could be the best way to do it.
I have made some 3D tiles too, in the same way that you have done. Here a tile for the frozen horror :

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I think that the best way to protect them is to use them with a lot of caution... Unfortunately.
Else, there are the already done 3D tileset from Dwarven Forge... But I hope that you have a lot of money !

Re: Protecting polystyrene Boards?

PostPosted: Sunday February 27th, 2011 1:29pm
by gravaillon
I have forgotten...
YOUR TILES ARE VERY GREAT ! Well done ! Keep On ! I want to see more !

Re: Protecting polystyrene Boards?

PostPosted: Sunday February 27th, 2011 2:12pm
by Rath of Un
What I have done in the past to protect polystyrene is to paint it first, and then use watered down PVA (Elmer's) Glue. That will put nice coat to protect the pieces that you have made.