Hi All, you great modellers. As a start on our layout, Jo & I are Modelling (in N-scale) a harbour scene, loosely based on Cunningham pier, Geelong Vic AU. it's on the web. I've done the Pier & Rock Breakwater, to shelter the N-scale small craft fleet, (hand carved from balsa) and a Semi circular Shark netted swiming area. Jo has done the Restaurant that goes on the pier, complete with tables with LPB's seated. A servery with a miriad of tasty coloured wood shavings to eat. Having been working away without a thought of water. The time has now come. HELP PLEASE What is recommended for a realistic SEA from zero depth to approx 1 inch over 8 inches, through shark net rails 1/32 apart made of cotton. Anxiously awating replies. Ps, my LHS said, "Quote" Cut all the piles off short, & make the sea floor flat, then paint a graduated green , to simulate depth. Then use clear silicone about 1/4" thick for water. :curse: Yeah right i'm gunna destroy hours of intricate card modelling, NOT. :cry: My own thoughts (yeah i do have some) lean towards, Clear Epoxy bench top finish, built up in layers, to the 1 inch thickness. Cheers Damien.