Info about Water

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  1. joe b

    joe b New Member

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    Hi all:
    I need help with water. I see some products out thear ,but I don't have a clue which is best . I just have a small pond with a creek. Please let me know what you think is best . Also how do you color it.?
    Thanks Much

    Joe B
  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Woodland Scenics has a couple of products that simulte water. One, you can pour from a bottle in the spot where you want it. Its best to do layers. Another is plastic pellletts that you melt than pour. I have both, but since I'm not ready for water yet, haven't tried any of them.
    To color, since real water is actually clear, the beast thing to color is paint the bottom. Start out dark, like a black, and lighten it as you get closer to the banks with a brown or sand color. blending it with the bank.
    Hope this helps.
  3. Putt

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    any good?

    I saw this sTuff on E-bay. Wonder if its any good?
    Tom, New guy
  4. Putt

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    Hi,

    MR Magazine is coming out with a series of DVD's chuck-full of "How-to" articles. It's got a piece on doing water, as well as many other good ideas. They've got what I call "I can do that" articles. Check them out.

    Gus (LC&P).
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    Man that looks great. Good use of the grey matter. Nice job. That pond looks as good as I've seen. Nice job.
    Tom
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I've always been a fan of acrylic gloss medium painted over a rippled joint compound base for water scenes. Its inexpensive and there isn't any chemical odor. The downside is that it takes several coats of gloss medium to get the wet look.

    An example of how this looks can be found in this thread:

    http://www.the-gauge.com/thread15274-adding-a-car-float-to-the-layout.html

    Good luck!
    Ralph
  9. hminky

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    I have done some experimenting with reflective Mylar sheeting. It has shown some promise.

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    This is Mylar tissue lightly sprayed with Dullcote to duplicate dust on the water and dampen the mirror finish. The tissue is too thin (.0005) and I have some samples of thicker Mylar that I want to experiment with.

    Just a thought
    Harold