the planked Evergreen sheet plastic.
a 3mm wide x 56mm long strip along a square end of the
plastic cutting ACROSS the planks. Use an extremely sharp
hobby knife (new blade recommended) and a ruler (or other
device like a small craftsperson's T square).
cut across the plastic strip at every 3rd plank. Repeat
this along the entire length. The end result should be
28 ribbed rectangles with the ribs (planks) running 3mm
wide and 2mm long.
a small loop of masking tape with the sticky side out
and place it on the table in a position that is easy
for you to paint on or attach it to a small square of
sheet plastic so you can rotate them.
each of the mats randomly onto the sticky tape surface
in a manner that will allow you to paint their tops
and four edges all at once.
them the color of your choice. We used Testor's Military
Flat Brown for ours so they stood out slightly from
the deck's color
dry dab a bead of glue at the base of each door where
you want to place a mat. Glue a couple of doors at a
time as the tiny beads of glue dry fast. You do not
want to use too much glue or it will squeeze out from
the bottom and mar the deck needlessly. ALWAYS
USE THE SMALLEST AMOUNT OF GLUE YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH!!
the mats in front of the doors on the Boat deck and
A & B decks forward and aft. You can add more along
the promenade deck if you wish to (we elected NOT to).
the paint has dried peel the mats from the tape with
tweezers or your fingers and place it neatly on top
of the bead of glue. Use the tip of your hobby knife
to push it up and against the bottoms of the doors and
straighten them out. Repeat this process for all the
doors you want to have mats.