Modelling Water

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” …

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How to Model Oil Slicks

How to Model Oil Slicks

How to Model Oil Slicks A while ago I was asked how to model an oil slick.  After much experimenting, numerous different products and countless failures, I have finally found a method I am happy with! The trick to any oil slick is to capture that iridescent shine and that is much harder than it …

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How to model an effluent pipe

How to Model an Effluent Pipe

How to Model an Effluent Pipe Many of us are drawn to modelling run down grotty industrial scenes.  If you combine that with water modelling then you get a nasty smelly effluent discharge pipe such as this video shows you how to produce.  It’s easy to do with epoxy resin, gloss medium and paint. This …

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Envirotex Lite 5 years on

Envirotex Lite 5 years on

Envirotex Lite 5 years on Having laid your sea, river or stream there’s always the worry of what will it look like years later… This look at Envirotex Lite 5 years later may help. My biggest problems were visible almost immediately – bubbles – where the Envirotex Lite emitted a gas into my setting gloss …

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Magic Water v Envirotex Lite

Magic Water v Envirotex Lite These two products are both commonly used on dioramas or layouts to model water. They are two part epoxy resins which are mixed together and then harden to glossy water. I have seen this debate on the internet a number of times so you’ve decided on using epoxy resin for your …

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How to model a river bed

 How to Model a River Bed This episode looks at how to model a river bed. When you are modelling an upland or small river in the countryside, it’s normally clear and easy to see the rocks beneath the water. In these cases, it is necessary to fully detail the river or stream bed. …

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How to Model Rivers

How to Model Rivers This week we’re looking at modelling clear rivers such as in the photos below. This technique suits a natural water course without any boat traffic. Looking at prototype photos and most larger rivers are muddier so this technique suits smaller water courses. Larger rivers and canals are generally muddier and suit …

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