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Water effects

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

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

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  2. John Bowery A Fixture

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    Model Railroad supplies carry cables with multiple thin strands in the cable for lighting model buildings. I don't have a link for the manufacturer. Try,
    scenicexpress.com

    Also the Scifi Starwars group do a lot of this for fantasy star shipsl
    Cheers
    John
  3. MrBMB A Fixture

  4. kenshin393 A Fixture

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    Wotcha, just thought I'd drop this wip here. Pebeo crystal resin, very easy to use. I still need to go over the sides with fine grit sandpaper and then a coat of gloss varnish and job's a good un. Nice and see-through.

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  5. kenshin393 A Fixture

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    Here's one with the side walls removed.

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  6. MrBMB A Fixture

    Ken
    Can you tell me how you do the side walls
    How you stop it leaking
    How you stop it sticking to the resin
    I would be very interested in knowing your process
    Thanks
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  7. kenshin393 A Fixture

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    The side walls were made if thin plastic from a clam-pack. Long strips cut to the depth of water I wanted. I scored them gently then bent them to 90 degrees for the corners. I used super glue to attach these to the base. Then plugged all around the edges with blu-tack. Inside faces were coated with vaseline and peeled off the cured resin easily.
    I've now sanded the sides, given a coat of gloss varnish and started repainting the bottom edges.

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  8. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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  9. Helm A Fixture

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    :ROFLMAO:
  10. MrBMB A Fixture

    Ken
    Thanks for letting me know your process, will give it a go
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  11. Auggie Active Member

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    Wow! What a wealth if information here. I'm going "dive" right in and try some of those techniques!
  12. Kevtk135 Active Member

    Maybe *way* to late for this thread. But You Tube is your friend for instructional videos. "Luke Towan" builds dios for his model railroad, but they are outstanding and a lot of them have water in them. They can also be easily scaled up or down.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjRkUtHQ774mTg1vrQ6uA5A
  13. theBaron A Fixture

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    Have a look at Dave Youngquist's (Last Cavalry) channel on YouTube as well, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTWXX8-eq3b1joSQ7CRgzuw

    Regarding using optical fibers, I don't think the goal was lighting, was it? But rather, to have a long filament to use to replicate thin streams of water.

    I have some thin clear plastic rod for that purpose, but you could also use stretched sprue.

    The filament can serve as a core over which to apply your water medium, making large droplets, etc.

    Prost!
    Brad
    Oda likes this.
  14. awesome thread! Great information

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