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Completed a Seashore groundwork SBS

Discussion in 'Groundwork' started by franck edet, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. franck edet A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hello Friends, i made this SBS for a group oer on Fbook and thought you may like it so ... here it is :)

    this groundwork is actually made for my Pegaso 90mm Knight Templar.

    #1 : the seaground airbrushed with shades of blues up to white this is important as it will give a "deep" effect

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    #2 : plastic from a water bottle glued in place to frame the wave sprays later

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    this is the resin i use for high volume of "water", it doesn't get hot while curing so you can pour any volume you want, only the curing time will extend
    i buy it at my local arts supplies store


    it will be tinted with 2 drops of scale75 "mediterranean blue"


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    #3 : a "mold" is made from lightly oiled copper foil, and maintined in place with heavy dutty clamps. I always pourred with a disposable contenant under as you'll never know when or if the resin will find a way to escape LOL

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    #4 : here is the result once pourred and cured. the sides have been sanded and gloss varnished with acrylic gloss

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    #5 : working the ripples and basic waves with acrylic heavy gel, dries totally transparent. a dried paintbrush is used as a spatula, along with the popcycle stick and a toothpick
    i buy the gel at my local arts supplies store


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    #6 : here is the gel applied, note that it takes 24 to 72 hours to completely dry depending on the volume you use

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    while drying it becomes totally transparent :

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    #7 : here is the mix for the seafoam and sprays. 50/50 mix of acrylic mediums and 1 drop of golden acrylic (satin)
    all from my local arts supplies store

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    apply the mix in the logical foam spots this is a tricky step as if you got too much it will dry and take out the transparency effect so it'S better to go gradually ... observation is key here

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    and here it is, finished :

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    I hope it may help some of you :) have fun with watery effects ;)
    MattMcK., Ferris, Tony Dawe and 18 others like this.
  2. Jim Active Member

    Very nice and thanks for the S-B-S.
  3. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great SBS and very nice result with the groundwork.

    Steve
  4. franck edet A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
  5. Mike S. Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
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  6. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Excellent SBS. Thanks for taking the time to do this for us. I know how labour intensive it must have been(y)(y)(y)
  7. franck edet A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thank you Paul :)
    To be honest it was fun before all, the only stressing moment being the pour ... as usual when dealing with resin. :)
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  8. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Great SBS Franck!

    Looks excellent.


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  9. franck edet A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thank you Jeff :)
  10. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the SBS
    Cheers
    John
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  11. franck edet A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
  12. oldtrousers Well-Known Member

    Excellent SBS! Thank you for posting this.

    Scott
  13. Gary D PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Beautiful Franck! (y) Thanks for this. Did you have to do anything with regards to air bubbles forming when you mixed and poured the resin? I once saw a different SBS once that suggested just before pouring the resin, the guy dabbed the liquid resin onto the painted base to prevent air pockets from forming in the nooks and crannies. He then poured the resin.

    Thanks!
    Gary D
  14. franck edet A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    hello Gary, thanks for the kind words.
    2 things : i didn't sealed anything before, but as i painted it first i guess it did seal the surface prior the pouring ;) , then the resin i use is almost as liquid as water so any bubble due to the mixing step will easely find its way to the surface and won't let any trace.
    (the other reason why i use this resin is because it doesn't get hot once mixed.)
    hope this answers your questions :)
  15. Shark PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great post Frank. Really useful info and posts such as this will definitely help push the boundaries with creating superb groundwork.
  16. franck edet A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    my pleasure Shark.
  17. sofron2002 Member

    Just a question Franck. Does the resin has a strong odor?

    cheers
  18. franck edet A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    hello Sofron, no not at all this resin is totally odourless.
  19. sofron2002 Member

    Cheers Franck.

    ILIAS
  20. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi Franck, I about to take the plunge on resin water and have ordered the Artresin. My question for you is how deep can you pour this? The manufacturer recommends 1/8 inch at a time but it appears you had no issue pouring much more than this. Do you have any problems with thick pours?
    thanks, Gerald

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