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Last Hussar13 Jan 2017 6:15 p.m. PST

Went looking for a cloth for naval in local fabric ship (rather than big hobby chain) .

Woman was very helpful, and I looked at a number of cloths. In the end she found dark blue leatherette- Looks fantastic. It has a sheen on it, so reflects the light, and the cracked effect for the fake leather gives impression of waves/ocean in motion. Plus it lies flat easier, and a hairdryer can be used to warm it so it can be flattened.

Bought 2 meters (6ft 6") at £8.25 GBP meter. 54 inches (yes I know!) wide.

Last Hussar13 Jan 2017 6:28 p.m. PST


Oberlindes Sol LIC13 Jan 2017 7:23 p.m. PST

You can probably add more depth by dry-brushing some areas in white, some green, some another shade of blue. Great find!

Charlie 1213 Jan 2017 7:26 p.m. PST

Looks good! And a good price, to boot.

wargamerbob13 Jan 2017 8:12 p.m. PST

And you can put your pint on it. ;)

langobard Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2017 4:33 a.m. PST

Excellent idea!

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

Good tip. Better than blue cloth.

Temporary like Achilles Inactive Member14 Jan 2017 7:19 a.m. PST

Excellent find!

Last Hussar14 Jan 2017 7:58 a.m. PST

Beers for that game included 'Sea Fury' and 'Broadside'! (The Broadside is in my glass- nearest the camera.)

Dynaman878916 Jan 2017 7:44 a.m. PST

This needs to be mentioned at least twice!

"And you can put your pint on it."

Last Hussar16 Jan 2017 2:41 p.m. PST

Being leatherette it I'd wipe clean. I do have a mat (with CWRW DAD on) but my handle doesn't fit on it, only straights.

I wrote a campaign for WMA War of the Roses a few years ago. Rule number 1 was 'open a beer.' throughout the evening we will invoke various subclauses…

ScottS18 Jan 2017 10:27 p.m. PST

That looks excellent!

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