Modeling moving water

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by billk, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. billk

    billk Active Member

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    Everybody - Just found this link, on how to model moving water, off the trains.com forum. It describes how to make bow waves, etc., for model ship displays, but looks like a good way to do rapids, etc., maybe even waterfalls.
    Bill K
    WATER
  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Bill,
    The first thing you see when you go to that site is one of the most beautifully done deep water scenes I've ever seen! I grew up in, on, and around the Atlantic, and did 21 years in the Navy, so I have a modest idea of what salt water looks like, and I just saw it modeled.
    I'm not going to kid myself, it will probably take ten to fifteen attempts before I can come close to the accuracy he achieved in that display, and I may never get it that right. The new Three module set I'm starting WILL represent the coast of Maine.(or
    else) The technique he used sounds like the perfect way to do the water areas.
    Thanks for bringing that to our attention.
    Pete.
  3. YakkoWarner

    YakkoWarner Member

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    WOW! That water is incredible. I was only in the Navy for eight years, but Sumpter is right, it looks like deep sea water. Summertime, I would say and not a cloud in the sky.
  4. Bill Pontin

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    Bill
    Fantastic site, thanks for bringing that to our attention, I will be sharing that site with several other modelers. I was a "Tin Can" sailor for 8 years and those pictures sure brought back some memories.

    Bill P :)