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Postby dkightley » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:01 pm

Has anyone had any experience of laying down large areas of scale water...not still ponds or streams, but lakes, etc?

I'll have a need to model some large expanses of water in my next project....and I want to be able to get it looking right!
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Re: Water

Postby Ozrail » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:00 am

Out of curiousness, what are you modelling?
An ocean of some kind?
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Re: Water

Postby dkightley » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:28 am

An estuary....in T gauge.
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Re: Water

Postby ConnorL » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:12 am

I had laid large amount of water into a lake, the result at the beginning looks really good when it's fresh.

However...after several months...bubbles became to form, so I don't "quite" have good experience with them.

I made the lake by applying thin layer of "liquid" every single time. When it dries, apply another one...and on...again don't take my words for this.

I think it's the foam that I used for my layout is reacting to the "liquid".
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Re: Water

Postby Tom » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:26 pm

Sounds an exciting project, just the sort of thing where T can really excel.
I have used varnish with fair results. It's success lies in getting the baseboard painted right before pouring on the varnish. Most estuaries around the UK tend to be a gray/baige rather than blue due to the sediment being brought down the rivers. If your estuary is a rocky one then it would look blue/green on a sunny day.
When using varnish you can texture the surface just before it sets. I always use Mat as water is not really shiny when seen from a distance.
I wish you lots of fun and luck. ;)
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