Apologies if this isn't the right forum. It is one of my new generic game projects
So I've been watching YouTube videos and other random stuff online that has me wanting to build a small gaming table for playing at home. Mostly for play with LOTR (if/when that happens), maybe Warmachine, and some Kill Team 40K. I'm pretty much set on just about all the aspects about it. I'm planning on building it with a plywood board and reinforce the underside. However I want to put polystyrene sheets (I think?) on the top layer for the actual models.
Therein lies my question. What kind/size of polystyrene should I look to get? About how thick? 1/4"? 3/8"? Honestly I'm not sure what sizes they come in. A second question, where is the best place to get it? I had been defaulting to maybe going to Michaels/Hobby Lobby but was thinking it might be cheaper at a hardware store (and also in bigger sizes).
So...does anybody have any suggestions? I assume it doesn't make sense to mail off for it either. I guess I don't mind using a bunch of smaller ones and attaching them to the plywood but I'd rather stick to larger sheets for sake of ease. I saw one particular guy from this forum (I think) make a YouTube post a few years ago that he and his brother made for LOTR which kinda got me inspired more than any other tables. Anyway, yeah.