OK, so after all the prep work, I mixed up, tinted and poured some Magic Water. The resin did what it was suppose to leveling itself out, but I didn't realize it would soak up into all the scenery and foliage nearby! So, I had to tear out all the plants and watch it soak all through the ground cover. I guess it will cover over with new groundcover, or worst-case, I can cut out the soaked stuff and re-lay it. Any suggestions? How do the experts out there do it? Resin first, then groundcover? I also tried texturing it to look like pond ripples. More explaination and pictures of track changes at: Picasa Web Albums - Dan - N-scale model... Thanks for any advice.