How to model waterfalls
After last week’s weirs, waterfalls are nature’s alternative. You can use similar techniques to the weirs but waterfalls are generally less structured so the water is more scattered.
Tools and Materials
All of these materials are commonly available in either a DIY store or art shop. Online shops will also carry them. The Amazon links are all items I have either bought or bought something similar for myself. Clicking on any links to Amazon will give me a small affiliate income which I use to produce more videos. Every little helps!
- Waterfall base materials – I used garden stones but you can use plaster rocks instead
- Acrylic paints – for the base and water. I used Tamiya brown (XF-72 https://amzn.to/2NixuHf) and olive green (XF-58 https://amzn.to/2MOlXCI) and Vallejo white (https://amzn.to/2Nop2qg)
- Dark India Ink (https://amzn.to/2wt9fii) in Isopropyl Alcohol wash – 3 teaspoons of ink to 1 pint of alcohol (https://amzn.to/2BJh6OR)
- Cling film (https://amzn.to/2wqM2xs)
- Masking Tape (https://amzn.to/2MTMUVs)
- Silicone adhesive (https://amzn.to/2Lrg35C) or silicon sealant (https://amzn.to/2o8D0RM) – preferably transparent but translucent will do
- Cocktail sticks (https://amzn.to/2Lts0Yp)
- Epoxy resin
- Mixing cup and stirrer
- Acrylic Gloss Medium (https://amzn.to/2MU9VYk)
- Cotton Wool (https://amzn.to/2wpvt4P)
Thanks to Paul at EDM Models for the Magic Water.
00:33 The Real World – prototype inspiration
01:01 Tools and Materials
02:49 The Method
27:08 Mini Kathys
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