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Offline Duncan83

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Simulated water
« on: January 22, 2012, 04:26:37 pm »
Im looking at making a lake or stream on my layout but not sure on what simulated water to use. Im hearing good things about the new Javis water.

Has anyone got any thoughts on this as really stuck on this one.

Thanks Duncan

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Re: Simulated water
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 05:30:56 pm »
im after the same tips mate if i hear anything from elsewhere i will let you know but need some good water also

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Re: Simulated water
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 06:03:21 pm »
Same here, have some Realistic water to try but want to be sure that it is the best option e.g. how robust is it once it has been cured.
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Re: Simulated water
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2012, 06:39:04 pm »
I havnt seen or tried  the Javis product but  have  done some work  with Woodland Scenics realistic water opinion  seems to be  it's the same as  an  artists medium which  sells for  less  possibly it's the same with Javis.   
Anyway if the Javis is anything like the Woodland  good prepration  where you want the  water to be is  essential  as it  finds it's own level   so   the are where it's going make sure all  the edges are sealed paint as  you  wish   etc  in the picture below i  added some  talus &   rocks.

Pour the water in several  thin layers to avoid a milky appearence  each pour 1/8 inch little patience goes a long way when  doing water.







This stage was after around  3 pours  mid drying out.

Woodland scenics also sell  E-Z water  http://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/show/Item/C1206/page/1 following  lots of posts on  forums complaining about it in  America  avoid it  ....... although it's cheaper over time it yelllows to a horrible mess which   needs redoing /removing
« Last Edit: January 22, 2012, 06:48:38 pm by upnick »

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Re: Simulated water
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2012, 07:26:39 pm »
Thanks, How long do you leave it to dry?
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Re: Simulated water
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012, 08:56:02 pm »
Usually i leave it several  days between  layers in the last picture the water is a little cloudy but did dry out  crystal  clear i   was  wondering if it would to  be honest i   left  it  for  a week  or so before the next  layer  went  down.

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Re: Simulated water
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 09:40:42 am »
Looks really good Thanks for the post  :thumbsup:

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Re: Simulated water
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012, 10:07:08 am »
I have always been happy with the results I get from Casting Resin.

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Re: Simulated water
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2012, 11:02:37 am »
Can't argue with that - how did you do all the gunge on the top ?
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Re: Simulated water
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 11:12:06 am »
Ive been using..
http://www.gaugemaster.com/deluxe.html
 on my Z gauge layout, building the coats up about 2mm at a time with 'weed'''rubbish' etc painted on the surface of each layer to git a 3D effect Im happy with the results and the  rippled surface that can be added when the ponds deep enough. I even have bathers diving in now causing ripples. Took about 2 weeks tho to build it all up.
Each coat can take upr to 24 hours to dry depending on room tempertature.
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