small puddles of water.

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by nachoman, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    My layout includes an ephemeral stream. Right now, it is just a sandy ditch, but I think I would like to place a few puddles of standing water. by "a few" I mean 3 or 4 shallow puddles, no more than 1-2 square inches a piece. I am looking for something to model this water, that I don't have to buy in large quantities, most of which I will never use. I was thinking maybe using some clear epoxy, the type that comes in the small tubes. Any thoughts on this?

    kevin
  2. belg

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    http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/scenery/ballon_pond/
    Is alink to Mr H Minky's site and seems very inexpesive, my other suggestion would be to try the expoy and a product called high gloss medium, pretty cheap and you can make several ponds/puddles by applying several thin coats to a prepainted surface, to create some depth. Look in the academy section for a how to on water. Pat
  3. farmer ron

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    Thanks for the site Pat, also great idea for the epoxy...will be trying both on mine soon..Ron.
  4. Relic

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    I have had good results using latex varethane for brooks, ponds etc.It doesn,t dry compleetly clear but I think the rusty shade is more realistic
  5. nachoman

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    well, I tried the clear tube epoxy, and it seems to be too thick and did not settle down well. I know of a source of thinner epoxy that I may try, or possibly just some acrylic gloss medium, and just pour puddles in several coats.

    kevin
  6. hminky

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    Here is my metallic party balloon pond as Pat mentioned. This has been experimented upon with a thin wash of earth color to represent pond dust so is less reflective than originally.

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    Harold