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Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 9:38 a.m. PST

Will be starting work soon on modelling a Hudson River waterfront (Tappan Zee at Tarry Town) and gathering options for materials.

What are the splashiest looking shiny options for modelling a good sized cove for the tabletop and robust enough for trundling about to the club and conventions?

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

I have seen many games at conventions where a large body of water is needed. Usually, there is base cloth of appropriate color covered with a sheet of heavy shiny vinyl which protects the cloth and gives a good gloss look to the water. Varying weights of vinyl sheets are available at Hobby Lobby and Walmart.


athun25 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 1:17 p.m. PST

Plastic diffusers for florescent light fixtures also work. There is usually a variety of textures on one side to simulate water.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 7:00 p.m. PST

I've seen good results using cellophane for covering large areas. Crinkle it up for waves.

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