Modelling Water

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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How to model Waterfalls

How to model Waterfalls

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 …

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How to model a weir

How to model a weir

How to model a weir Dams are built to hold back a body of water either to give a head of water to drive machinery, to allow water transport or to prevent seasonal flooding.  They are used to create lakes, canals, mill ponds and reservoirs.  However, once the body of water behind the dam is …

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How to Model a Canal

How to model a canal

How to Model a Canal Canals are common, you can find them all over the country so it is easy enough to see the real thing or to find photos on the internet.  This episode will show you how to model a canal. This is my local canal, just down the road in Lapworth: The …

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