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Static Water?
shonen_red
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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 03:02 AM UTC
Anyone knows how to make static water? I have an idea about a clear glass and painting it but what about the waves and the crasing of waves on the shore?
ModlrMike
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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 03:17 AM UTC
There are lots of choices. You can use clear resin and sculpt it as it dries. This is a "hot" solution that might melt any styrene models placed in it.

You can use acrylic gel medium. I use the clear type. It goes on white, but dries clear. This stuff is very easy to use, it's like really thick paint. You can sculpt the hell out of it as you apply it. This is a favourite tool of ship builders.

You can use drywall compound as your base, and then cover it with many coats of Future. A most time consuming method.

You can use EZ Water by Woodland Scenics. I haven't used this stuff, so I don't know much about it. The railroad guys use it.

I'm sure there are other methods, but these are what I've seen or used myself.
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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 03:37 AM UTC
Here you go - check out this link. It's what I've used
https://armorama.kitmaker.net/forums/12200&page=1
whiterook
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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 03:51 AM UTC
Captain red:
Don't try useing EZ WATER to make waves mabe little ripples but no waves.

shonen_red
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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 04:02 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Captain red:
Don't try useing EZ WATER to make waves mabe little ripples but no waves.




Why? What's with EZ water?
slodder
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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 04:07 AM UTC
Hate to rip on a product but I have read Nothing good about EZ water.
It melts fast, hardens fast, turn yellow, is hard to mold......
It just isn't worth trying (I have and I have almost a full bag of the stuff collecting dust).
If you have it, consider it for small puddles of muddy water.
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 05:53 AM UTC
Depends on how you want to display it. If you want to submerge items and partially see them under the water, slodderīs method is as good as I have seen. if you just to potray a still lake or river .... layers of gloss paint tint with greys, greens or browns is very simple and also cheap. Another advantage is that it is safe for anything around it. if you want to show small ripples... use gel glue to form. Worked well for me anyway!
Check out my MSN page for the pictures I have there for result.
Army
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Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 05:28 PM UTC
Great information
greatbrit
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Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 11:41 PM UTC
one method i found by accident ( knocking a tin over! ) is to use the vanish designed for wood, ronseal etc, it wouldnt work for seawater but is fine for ponds etc. use any of the types, colours and it dries with a realistic rippled effect as if its windy!
jimbrae
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Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 11:52 PM UTC
Check out the Historex agents advert in Military Modelling (vol.33, no. 4) the afv special....some of this new stuff looks kinda interesting.... Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 12:04 PM UTC
What do you need the water for?
shonen_red
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Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 12:05 AM UTC

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What do you need the water for?



Lot's of plans:

-Omaha beach
-Water battle scene
-Anime girls on a beach

To name a few.
KFMagee
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 04:01 PM UTC
Nothing beats EnviroTex PourOn. it is a two part resin, dries hard as a rock, can be molded, and doesn't cost a lot. Best of all, it stays very liquid for about 30 minutes, meaning air bubbles can escape. I've had wonderful results with it!
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