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Re: First flats
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 11:54:49 PM »
Plaster is actually quite good. Cast ceramic should be better suited.
Slate is not the same as slate. Roof slate, floor slate, etc. is not suitable.
If you want I can tell you an address where you can order good engraved slate in Germany, at a reasonable price. (I think the shipping will be more expensive than the slate). I can also give you an address where you can order the tool for the engraving.

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 04:13:13 PM »
Hi Brad welcome!

You might try here:

Brian King has recently trod this path of discovery and can offer some advice.

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First flats
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 03:07:53 PM »
Not been on for a while, other projects etc. Recently bought some flats on ebay and was super surprised at the finery and detail. Also was expecting them to be thicker but they really are almost as thin as paper. Being a publisher of paper minis really keen to make some of these. Literally have a copy of "the art of the tin figure" in the post which is apparently required reading.

Tried engraving on a number of materials ,plaster, fimo greenstuff etc but sanded down roof slates feel the best so far. Even tried 3d printing but the res is nowhere near. Are there any engravers on the boards what slate do you use and where do you acquire it if i may ask. Plaster was recommended before but found it too crumbly.