Cheap and Easy Model Water

Modellers often shy away from modelling water because it is considered to be too hard… It can also be really expensive if you have a large area to cover in resin.

This week’s video shows a really cheap and easy way to model water using ingredients you probably already have in your house.

The “Real” World

I’m testing this out on my new Port Dinorwic layout that is currently under construction. It’s been a great test bed for new ideas and small layouts can be brilliant for allowing you to try new techniques.

You can find out more about this project here.

The layout is based on the old Port Dinorwic slate dock and here are some photos of what it looks like today:

The Final Result


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  1. Bloody Brilliant Kathy.
    Have you tried a top coat of still water from Vallejo to give more waves or whatever?

    • Hi Jeff

      I wouldn’t recommend it. I used it for ice in an upcoming MRVP video and it has interesting results but if you’re using PVA, use all PVA.


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