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wsdimenna
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posted on Sep 3, 2011 09:57 AM:
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Resins in general give very smooth looking pours. In this case after the first pour I used Reddevil clear Silcone caulk. It comes out of tube white but normally drys clear. After adding and spreading another pour was made over the wet caulk. This keeps the caulk from turning clear leaving the "rapids" look. Just another way to add to the arsenal of methods





In this down river section I added the caulk to the still wet magic water. This worked but there is a bit of technique to get it to look right and takes some practice. spread the caulk as a thin line and used a combination of a coffee stirrer and toothpick to spread in the wet magic water. Do very small pieces at a time to avoid clumping. If it over clumps just remove them with coffee stirrer.



 

   

wsdimenna
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posted on Sep 20, 2011 04:13 PM:
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Fiber and Magic water...other resin pours

Make a silcone caulk seal around the area you want to contain. Do a sealing pour that barely coats the whole surface. keep doing this until happy with seal.
Each layer was tinted either with grey, createx leaf green, or brown. 3 small tooth pick drops per 100 ml. The blue is from the painting of the base a mix of leaf green and blue. Looking to mimic the late summer, after a dry period where the green - blue tones are wanted. A general color for many of the large bodies of water flowing to the great lakes . First waterfalls, so don't laugh too hard.

link to waterfall module build

http://www.jcstudiosinc.com/BlogShowThread?id=642&categoryId=135

the module base is wood, the scenery is a mix of foam, box cardboard, adhesive drywall tape followed by the application of modeling fiber. After that its a mix of using a wet brush, palette knife, and adding ground covers, allow to dry. Or you can wait for two - three days and then add scenery, soaking it with wet H2O. To get additional texture, add a small amount ( incomplete coverage) of dirt, then green blend and mist, both will take, etc. Add large stuff first, logs, stones by pressing into fiber. Add fine covers and mist. the covers on stones will run off, and be deeper around stones. Because you used no cement the top of stone when misted cleans up.

The scene was reshaped without needing to worry about damage to water scene. The portion on the right side next to stone wall needs finishing. Extend wall with L?





A river.
The water was poured over a foam base or wood base, with either plaster paris, spackling powder, durhams putty, or foam coating with rubberizer?. Wanted to experiment with each, all were tinted. Foam coating alone is too porous unless the rubberizer? is used. Turns out this can be applied fairly thin. The wood part was painted only, works fine. Multiple thin pours with clear silcone caulk in layer. On left side the tan bare areas is dry fiber that was used to cover resin creep along sides.






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AG
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posted on Sep 22, 2011 06:29 PM:
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IMO look terrific!
on the wall a drain pipe will look good too!
thanks for sharing!
AG.
 

   

wsdimenna
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posted on Oct 3, 2011 07:03 PM:
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Ag, thanks, I saw a drain pipe done very well at Borodino Scale Line hobby store that I wanted to duplicate. In my case I'm thinking three would work. Another thing for the list
 

   

DAVE UPTON
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posted on Oct 11, 2011 12:04 PM:
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Remarkable workmanship.
 

   

Mark B
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posted on Oct 14, 2011 01:13 PM:
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Very nice ideas and workmanship. I currently do not have water on my layout, but could easily find some sapce for a samll stream-creek and waterfall off one of cliffs. I really like your idea of adding the silicone to caulk that is still white-wet to get the 'rapids' effect.

Mark B.

 

   

wsdimenna
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posted on Nov 21, 2013 01:21 AM:
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I think its too steep for magic water pour other then to get gloss coating, which is basiclly what I did on the steep portions. Poured from top and worked way down between each layer. The top portion has little resin. The water pour is done on foam coating with ruberizer (from hot wire foam factory people. The ruberizer seals the foam coating so resin is not absorbed. You can also use plaster, durhams wood putty, etc.
Meander the water so isn't completely visible when looking straight at scene.









 

   

t8afao
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posted on Nov 21, 2013 11:21 AM:
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Outstanding work and helpful tints. After the 1st of the year we tear down our old layout to build a new/bigger one. I do plan on adding a large river from my hometown that I grew up in and swam in all the time. The river was all ways brown, Thanks for sharing.
 

   





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