Sunday, 16 January 2022

Enhancing my large river sections ...

Still wading through rivers...

I decided to sort out my large river sections before re-visiting colours and finish of the medium width river sections (and streams). The large river sections were made with acrylic sheet and sprayed on one side for effect; the top side is very reflective and I needed to reduce this somehow.

I thought about using some plastic effect sheets suitably painted stuck on top of the old sections.  There are some nice ones

  • Busch BUS7180 water effect with ripples (clear plastic)  
  • Faller 170791 Lake Sheet (clear plastic) 
  • Amera P109 Water effect sheet (white plastic). http://www.amera.co.uk 

Alright for a small area or pond, but not suited to my needs. After a bit of thought I remembered my friend had used clear plastic shower curtain over blue fabric for a river ... very effective. 


As an alternative to using a shower curtain, I thought of scrunching up the clear plastic from some cheap A4 Pockets (you can get A3 pockets too ). I tried one out ... 
I liked the effect and set about covering the rest of the sections ....

I'm well pleased with the end result :)

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