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Water effects

Discussion in 'Groundwork' started by tonydawe, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

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    Australia
    One of the enduring debates within scale modelling is the best method of recreating realistic water effects, both still water and running.

    I need some advise on recreating running water effects, so any advice/ tutorials would be welcome.
    1969, oldtrousers, stoffy01 and 3 others like this.
  2. Oda A Fixture

    Count me in for that tutorial too.

    Oda.
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  3. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Count me in for that one too
  4. oldtrousers Well-Known Member

    I would also be very interested in a tutorial on this.
  5. theBaron A Fixture

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    Off the top of my head, I remember Marion Ball's description of how she made the waterfall in their "Last of the Mohicans" piece. With many thanks to Alan and Marion, here is the URL to that page at their website:

    http://www.mb-miniatures.com/media/artikel_pdf/The_Last_Mohican_EN.pdf

    As far as tutorials go, I know I've seen some in my travels, but I'll have to look for them and share the links back here.

    Myself, I've bought Woodland Scenics water, for such use, but I haven't gotten around to using it yet. I have a couple of fountains in 54mm, and I will use the WS product for those. For water streaming from a spigot or spout, I use nylon invisible thread as a basis, and then run some of the material over it, to build up the stream.

    Prost!
    Brad
  6. theBaron A Fixture

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    United-States
    Also, I have been using artist's acrylic gel (transparent, not the opaque) to make water bases for ship models, and I think it would work on a base for a figure, too.
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  7. jai A Fixture

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    Italy
  8. Oda A Fixture

    Now this is why I love PF.So much knowledge and so many well intentioned people.Thanks a lot mates

    Oda.
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  9. John Bowery A Fixture

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    United-States
    Tony,
    There is an excellent book by Laslo adoba called building Dioramas 3

    book.jpg

    Youcan only get it from his website
    www.adobadiorama.hu

    I have all five of his books and they are excellent and usually use mostly Kitchen products. Except the water.

    Well worth the price and his service is good.
    Cheers
    John
  10. Oda A Fixture

    Thanks John,I have all the rest by him and I was contemplating getting this one too.Now I know that it's worth it I will definitelly order it.

    Oda.
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  11. Helm A Fixture

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    England
  12. oldtrousers Well-Known Member

    Those are some great links, thanks guys!
  13. arj A Fixture

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  14. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    That last one from the RR modelers is terrific!

    All the best,
    Dan
  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Tony

    I used deluxe materials running water products to create my small waterfall for this Mohawk,the rock face is cork which I treated with white clue before priming and painting to simulate rock,i can thourgly recommend deluxe materials mate (y)
  16. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
  17. luisg Active Member

    Yes Dan.

    I think that is the brand that smudger1960 refers.
    There are great products for land there
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  19. Dan Morton A Fixture

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  20. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks to everyone for their help.

    I'm intrigued to know how ultra fine optic fibres can be used to create water effects. Has anyone used them before?

    Does anyone know a common source of these fibres that could be acquired at any half-decent hardware store, or are they a speciality item?
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