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Making terrain boards

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:11 pm
by Darkman
Hope someone can help me here.

Having invested a few hundred pounds in figures I thought it was about time I had some nice terrain to fight them over.

Now I have a friend who is a wizard at terrain making small scale, but has never attempted terrain boards before.
Now he provides the ability to do nice terrain and I supply the elbow grease, but who supplies the foam that make the boards themselves?

Now we would like to use the high density foam (blue or pink I think it is) but cannot find a supplier. can anyone point me in the right direction and a rough idea of the cost?

Table size would be about 24 x 6.

Thanks in advance.

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:17 pm
by Saxon Warrior
You might try Sheffield Insulations, they do a wide range of such things. I am sure they have their own website, but I do not know what it is.
You could do worse than
It seems to work but I can't be messed to check it for content.

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:26 pm
by Saxon Warrior
Back again, apparently the stuff is called Styrofoam and is actually Extruded polystyrene. The colour doesn't matter, the density is what matters. You want at least 32KG/M3.
Extruded polystyrene is the technical name but it's all called styrofoam, like all vacuum cleaners are "Hoovers".
Yellow pages would seem to be a good statring point.
Dave. (again).

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:28 pm
by Saxon Warrior
What the hell is a statring point? I meant starting point :?


Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:34 am
by Terry
here is another one you could try :

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:43 pm
by subedai
I don't know if this helps or if I'm too late but the builders merchants/home improvement chain of Wickes stores sells the right stuff. I was wandering through the local aircraft hanger of a store the other week and noticed it. I also checked the prices for an 8x4 board -for future reference- and remember that it seemed very reasonable although I can't remember the exact price.

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:56 pm
by theoldschool
Jed at Antenociti does 2x2 styrofoam in various thicknesses. We site at ... ofoam.html