Using Camp Mat for Brig or Wisby Plate

Bigens73

Artisan
I know every marshal is different but just want to get the community thoughts before I move forward with a winter build. I currently have 55 gallon drum plastic plates cut up and between two pieces of duck canvas. I am thinking of making the same thing just using camp mat instead of the plastic drum to reduce weight. Do you think this would still count as looks like metal or would it get downgraded to padded cloth?
 

tieran

Duke
Alliance Rules
Gettysburg Staff
Marshal
It’d be padded cloth, cause, you know, it’s cloth, with pad in it.
 

Bigens73

Artisan
Well wasn’t sure with the new looks like rules I guess that is where I was coming from.
 

Darkcrescent

Knight
Chicago Staff
Marshal
Depends on the crafting/paint job I would think. A visual sample would be better to judge if it gets that rating.
 

tieran

Duke
Alliance Rules
Gettysburg Staff
Marshal
From what was described initially, it would be camp pad between two layers of cloth. There’s not a lot to judge the insides on, appearance-wise, so (for me at least) it would come down to feel. Camp pad is squishy, (things pretending to be) metal shouldn’t be.
 

EC-JP

Scholar
Alliance Rules
Camp pad and canvas is just that. Put some rigid material (thin plasticard?) or use cloth designed to look metallic, or dip and paint in a manner that will survive combat, totally different conversation.
 

Bigens73

Artisan
Thanks for the advice everyone. Would Eva be firmer enough if it is like gym floor tiles
 

tieran

Duke
Alliance Rules
Gettysburg Staff
Marshal
I’d probably go for something sturdier.
Maybe along the lines of an 1/8” thick pvc sheet.
That should give you stiffness enough to feel like metal, but not be crazy heavy, which I’m guessing is what you’re trying to avoid.
 

Bigens73

Artisan
Correct the 55 gallon drum was hard to work with trying to get the curve out was terrible. It is also very heavy it pulls through the canvas pretty regularly. So yes looking for lighter weight hoping it will hold up better.
 

tieran

Duke
Alliance Rules
Gettysburg Staff
Marshal
Something like this may be what you’re looking for:


I’m not 100% sure if that would work, but you should be able to get something that will work (or at least get a feel for if it might) at a sign shop or sign supply place local to you.
 
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