Sunday, 24 May 2009

Wider River Sections and 'Lakelet'

I wanted to have some wider river sections and an open body of water so the little boats I'm making could have room to manouvre. I decided to have enough to go across or along the table. I needed enough width for two boats to pass each other and settled on 9" wide sections. The 9" inch width will also suit my Reiver castings pontoon bridge which I haven't painted yet.

For the sections I used some acrylic glazing sheet from the local DIY store. This is awkward stuff to cut curves in (!"£$%^&* and other similar words were uttered) , so eventually I managed to get two slightly curved sections and the rest in straight sections; the left over piece I cut to form a lakelet to join with the other sections. I spray painted the back of the sections with mid-brown at the edges and a mid-blue down the middle. The acrylic sheet is quite reflective, but it does the job for me.

So below shows a few sections setup across the gaming table ...

The lakelet and some sections along the length of the table ...

A closeup of the first of my little boats to be finished.

I'm trying to finish off all my 'river' related projects so expect a few more posts to follow.


  1. Looks like an excellent start . . . well far more than just a start.

    -- Jeff

  2. A nice, lazy looking river and lake. Very effective.

    Beest Regards,


  3. Very effective. I like the way the acrylic captures the reflections of the buildings and trees just like real water would. Thanks for the idea!


  4. Looks good and fits very well with the rest of your terrain!
    I think I'm going to make some wider river sections and maybe lake edges one of these days, so the horse marines can have some amphibious fun, so it's good to see what otehrs are doing. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  5. really cool river sections,...BTW I've wondered what your table surface is made of?

  6. Table surface was made using part of a 90" square curtain (bought in a sale).

    -- Allan