How to model puddles using easily available materials

How to model puddles using easily available materials

This is the first in a four part series on how to model puddles.  This week we are using easily available materials such as grout and varnish.  We are starting off in the largest scale – 1/35 to show how to build a diorama that looks something like this:

Rutted Track Puddles
Rutted Track Puddles
Frozen Puddles
Frozen Puddles – now, there’s a challenge!
Muddy Puddles
Muddy Puddles
Pavement puddles
Pavement puddles
Pavement puddles
Pavement puddles

Tools and Materials

All of these materials are commonly available in either a DIY store or art shop. Online shops will also carry them.

  • Tile Grout – brown or beige colour – easily obtainable from any DIY store in a huge variety of colours.
  • White Glue – I’ve used various brands and now just fill up my bottles with cheap PVA from the DIY shop.
  • IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) & Water – I buy mine online in bulk 5 litre bottles then I decant it for ease into smaller bottles.
  • Gloss Varnish – I use Vallejo in this episode because it is easy to drip but you can use any acrylic gloss varnish
  • Gloss Medium – a thick gel used by artists.  Available online or in shops such as Hobbycraft.
  • Satin Varnish – I use Vallejo but any matt or satin acrylic varnish would do.
Grout
Grout
gloss products
Gloss products
Gloss medium
Gloss medium
Gloss varnish
Gloss varnish

Index

00:09 The Real World
01:04 Tools and Materials
01:31 Method
13:14 Final Result
13:38 Scale Kathys
15:11 Close

The whole modelling water course series can be found by clicking here.

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