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So one of my RCon games I'm planning has a scenery bit that is a rolling water curtain. It's in a 1 inch doorway (battlemap). Any ideas on how to make this piece of scenery? I thought about fishing line trick, but that seems a bit slim for something like this.

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2 hours ago, haldir said:

So one of my RCon games I'm planning has a scenery bit that is a rolling water curtain. It's in a 1 inch doorway (battlemap). Any ideas on how to make this piece of scenery? I thought about fishing line trick, but that seems a bit slim for something like this.

 

Woodlans Scenics has a kit for a waterfall, I think there are other companies who have such stuff as well.

 

 

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Strip of clear plastic packaging (such as from a reaper mini) with a few bends* put in it to get the arc you need for the water spill, then add UV-cured resin, and cure with a UV flashlight. I’ve seen the Black Magic Craft YouTube channel do this several times. One was on a sewer ratling diorama he made sometime in the last 6 months. 

*You might be able to get a better curl to it with the blade of some scissors, much like you’d do to curl some plastic ribbon on a birthday present. 

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James Wappel has done this a couple of times on his Twitch channel.  He uses Liquitex Heavy Gloss Gel on sheets of plastic to make what what looks like running water.  Those sheets or portions of them are then attached to bases and terrain with more gel to look like running water.  The effect shouldn't cloud over time.  Below are some examples.  I put the timestamps in for the relevant parts as they are both very long videos. 

 

How to create Water Effects and using Vellum plants
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHDkFSF3sfI

~0:09:20 - begins demonstration of using Liquitex Heavy Gloss Gel to form sheets of "water" - then moves to leaf litter and other basing, so that can be skipped if not of interest

~2:01:00 - demonstrates again before beginning to attach the waterfalls - the remainder of the video covers his process for attaching the gel sheets and using the gels for addtional water effects

 

The Terrain Workshop: Episode 2: Painting a Fountain and experimenting with water effects
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T56S5AWeRMY

~0:12:00 - another demonstration of creating the sheets - uses a filbert brush in this version rather than a round brush - them moves to other painting and other basing effects

~1:15:50 - the remainder of the video is the attachment of gloss gel sheets to the fountain

 

Hope this is helpful. 

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