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:
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.
00:09 The Real World
01:04 Tools and Materials
13:14 Final Result
13:38 Scale Kathys
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