Model Realistic Rivers – from Rubber and Glue

I made a Realistic River from Rubber + Glue

One of my patrons is allergic to resin and asked if I knew anything they could use instead for a river scene. I had this Rubber Glass sat on the side for a future underwater project so decided to give it a go. Pouring an unknown product all over a diorama is perhaps a bit mad but it worked with only a few problems…

Materials

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The river is Rubber Glass by Smooth-On. An alternative is Encapso K in the same range. I buy mine from https://www.benam.co.uk in the UK.

The glue is ClearFix https://amzn.to/39TT8yO It’s a hybrid polymer.
Woodland Scenics Soft Flake Snow https://amzn.to/2QZiZxW
White Spirit https://amzn.to/3fPGrcl
Tamiya X-22 Clear https://amzn.to/35EW3db

This also used most of my normal products:
Wet Water
Isopropyl Alcohol and Water mix (1:2) https://amzn.to/2BJh6OR

Matte Mod Podge and Water spraying mix (1:5)
Matte Mod Podge https://amzn.to/3hALfQO

Taupe Tile Grout by Larsen https://amzn.to/3xJOVYR
Brown Tile Grout https://amzn.to/2o9GbsF

Noch Applicator https://amzn.to/35BFmPF
Noch Grass Glue https://amzn.to/33CU2Ma
2mm spring grass https://amzn.to/2wmIMmJ

There are two South River Modelworks’ kits in the background: Threadwell Textiles and Ware Knitters. You can see my previous work on it here.

Final Photos


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