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Author Topic: Magic Water by Unreal details  (Read 7356 times)

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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2012, 09:25:54 pm »
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Good to know.

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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2012, 11:25:51 pm »
I'm wanting water in my layout so il be buying some of this I think!

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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2012, 03:28:02 pm »
looks  goos Pendy!!

 there  is  a  short  article  about  making  waves  in  this  month's Model  Rail...
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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2012, 03:29:21 pm »
er... is  that a  FGW HST emerging ??
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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2012, 03:36:04 pm »
Yes it is a FGW HST alongside a Nozomi 500 - mine is a fantasy layout
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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2012, 04:19:53 pm »
I  can  tell  by  the purple  roofs!

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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2012, 05:29:00 pm »
My excuse is that the purple roofs were for the Jubilee (like the Queens racing colours)

I am now considering whether to let Southern take over the franchise for St Clements - which will mean they might turn green! I have introduced a Brighton to Penzance Southern Turbostar service that calls at Brighton, Southampton, St Clements and Penzance. It is fun in fantasy land!!
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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2013, 11:41:09 pm »
Hi Pengy, going back to ur beach scene. I'm planning on doing a river estuary into sea scene, and was going to work with varnishes and paint, but this looks pretty good.

U still happy with it?

Was it very liquidy when u poured it on?

Was it easy to keep it within the designated area u wanted?

I don't quite understand how u might have done waves or ripples? Many other modellers suggest doing that when its still half dry/wet. Thought?

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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2013, 06:35:18 am »
I'm very happy with it. Over one year on, it still looks and feels exactly the same as it was after it set. It was very liquidy when I poured it on and I was glad I sealed the area first. You may want to put a container underneath in case any drips through.

I was going to add waves and ripples using water effects but I just like seeing the reflections of the trains. I have used Water Effects on a very small area by the cove to attempt some dramatic waves and foam - not entirely happy with the result but this is more about my inexperience with using Water Effects than the product, I think.

I would certainly use this product again.
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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2013, 11:52:38 am »
Hi,

My sea is on the backburner for the moment but the river, which is seperate is being done at the mo.

Was/am going to ask if black is the best base paint colour for magic water. Was googling and thought this might help us river makers. Know american and presume HO but interesting.

http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/5386

Also how deep should it be. It's actually crossing a 1 foot wide part of my new modular layout and I obviously need to make edges so it doesn't go everywhere when I eventually get round to pouring it in 2015!

Cheers weave


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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2013, 12:21:16 pm »
The deeper you make it the longer it will take to cure, I also think all black would be a mistake.  You could have some vegetation at the edges of your river so painting the base with patches of green near the edges would give a better impression of depth and you went darker into the centre of the river.  These are just my thoughts as I have never used magic water so I hope you get other opinions for you to consider  ;)

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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2013, 11:43:16 pm »
@scotsoft.... Sounds logical. I'm still faffing about with building up river banks on mine. Still think I might go varnish. But would love to see more photos of magic water when done.

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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2013, 07:00:48 am »
Some examples on the Magic Water site

http://www.unrealdetails.com/uses/examples
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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2013, 11:07:31 am »
Hi,

My sea is on the backburner for the moment but the river, which is seperate is being done at the mo.

Was/am going to ask if black is the best base paint colour for magic water. Was googling and thought this might help us river makers. Know american and presume HO but interesting.

http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/5386

Also how deep should it be. It's actually crossing a 1 foot wide part of my new modular layout and I obviously need to make edges so it doesn't go everywhere when I eventually get round to pouring it in 2015!

Cheers weave


I used Magic water on a layout  that wasnt  :ngauge: and painted the bed 'muddy brown' then poured about 1mm of water and when cured streaked it with green weed and planted a few rocks.
Then another 2mm of water and more multishaded streaks.
The water slowely built up to about 5mm and looks quite realistic. It even has peole diving into it and then wave/ripple effects added,
It can be fun to do.
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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2013, 07:03:31 pm »
Looks pretty cool. When I type in Magic Water to google shopping, it only comes up with US distributors, same for eBay. Where did you buy yours in the UK?

 

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