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Title: which water?
Post by: bbdave on March 22, 2012, 05:21:58 PM
I have a small canal and pool i need around 2-3mm of water in i have considered using some cheap epoxy to achieve this but open to suggestions the water will be murky brown/green so total clarity isn't to important.

Dave
Title: Re: which water?
Post by: kevin141 on March 22, 2012, 06:13:12 PM
i have used klear by Johnson,painted the bottom the colour required then put on 14 coats of klear to get the effect i wanted so one coat a day i know it appears long winded but i found this the best way  :NGF:

kevin 141
Title: Re: which water?
Post by: bbdave on March 22, 2012, 06:35:52 PM
i have used klear by Johnson,painted the bottom the colour required then put on 14 coats of klear to get the effect i wanted so one coat a day i know it appears long winded but i found this the best way  :NGF:

kevin 141

I have used it before as an acrylic varnish on model boats but i think it'd take a heck of alot to build up 2-3mm

Dave
Title: Re: which water?
Post by: EtchedPixels on March 22, 2012, 07:30:27 PM
I'd recommend not using polyurethane varnish. I had a load spare so I did the water for the Z gauge layout that way. It looks wonderful but it took almost a month to dry and did it pong....
Title: Re: which water?
Post by: Pengi on March 22, 2012, 09:03:12 PM
I've used Magic Water and am pleased with it. I've put a posting up elsewhere in the site.
Title: Re: which water?
Post by: Mustermark on March 22, 2012, 09:16:53 PM
Top job it is too Pendy.  Folks can find it here:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4249.msg49795#msg49795 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4249.msg49795#msg49795)
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=3678.msg49794#msg49794 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=3678.msg49794#msg49794)

Title: Re: which water?
Post by: longbridge on March 22, 2012, 10:34:11 PM
I always use Casting Resin for water and had a 100% success rate.
Title: Re: which water?
Post by: porkie on March 22, 2012, 10:46:03 PM
I can say varnish gives great results :thumbsup:

On my old layout I tried woodland scenes water effect which was very easy to work with and also gave brill results too
Title: Re: which water?
Post by: bbdave on March 30, 2012, 06:56:32 AM
I think i may try varnish as it doesn't have to be crystal clear

Dave
Title: Re: which water?
Post by: Dock Shunter on March 30, 2012, 11:29:21 AM
I think i may try varnish as it doesn't have to be crystal clear

Dave

Haven't tried it myself but have read of many modellers using Yacht Varnish built up in layers for water.......
Title: Re: which water?
Post by: longbridge on March 30, 2012, 12:11:33 PM
This is the kind of result I get using Casting Resin

(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k529/oldshutterbug/Lake.jpg)
Title: Re: which water?
Post by: Pengi on March 30, 2012, 12:32:17 PM
Very impressive!
Title: Re: which water?
Post by: EtchedPixels on March 30, 2012, 01:35:07 PM
How much does the casting resin curve up at the join with land - thats one problem I've had with several ways of doing water ?
Title: Re: which water?
Post by: longbridge on March 30, 2012, 01:45:09 PM
How much does the casting resin curve up at the join with land - thats one problem I've had with several ways of doing water ?

You are right EP it can curl up at the edges, it lifted about half way round the pond/lake in the photo that is why I placed the bushes around the edge.

It was the only time this happened and I put it down to the fact that I glued some scatter to the area before poring the resin.

Most times I buy the resin from a boating supply shop and have no trouble but on this occasion I got some cheaper stuff from a builder hardware store.
Title: Re: which water?
Post by: painbrook on March 30, 2012, 06:27:09 PM
Have a look at thishttp://www.youtube.com/user/DeluxeMaterials1?feature=watch. Cheers john.
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