Right now, I’m experimenting with different cloth colors and textures for the top of my vehicle.
That pill bottle holds my secret formula mixture to stiffen cloth so it will hold its shape. (Elmer’s glue & water)
I’m playing with black, dark blue, and an off white, all very tight weave fabrics so it won’t look like scale burlap when it’s in place.
My home made light box makes it easier to keep an eye on the grain of the cloth while I’m cutting (I’m sure there’s a more accurate word for it, bias, maybe?), so it will all be going in the same direction when assembled.

Clue, or misdirection?
hmmmm...