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simulated countryside water
« on: May 16, 2014, 09:19:00 PM »
 I have used a few Jarvis products over the years with no problems, but I have just tried this and I am sorry to report I am not impressed. It says on the bottle some shrinkage may occur, well mine has lifted all over the place. I have decided to pull it up, I tried to glue it down but it looked rubbish, so back to the drawing board.
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Re: simulated countryside water
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 10:04:24 PM »
I haven't got countryside water but for my sea I've used paint (take time to get your colour right) over a rough polyfilla base (to create texture) covered by two or three layers of yacht varnish (wait for it to dry) followed by more paint (dabbed rather than all over) then 7 or eight more layers of varnish to create an illusion of depth.
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Re: simulated countryside water
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 10:07:04 PM »
Blimey, Martin :o
10 plus layers of varnish? Didn't it flood the surrounding countryside? ;)

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Re: simulated countryside water
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 11:31:56 PM »
Are Mick that does not happen if you make the banks high enough...he..he. I have already used I don't know how many coats of paint and varnish etc. Think I will leave it with that,might add another couple of coats for good measure. I read somewhere about a coat of pva and then stippled before it goes off to represent ripples, then more varnish on top.
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Re: simulated countryside water
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 07:40:50 AM »
Blimey, Martin :o
10 plus layers of varnish? Didn't it flood the surrounding countryside? ;)
:laugh: Yes, if you remember, I had to completely rebuild Port Perran station because the sea wall was demolished !! :laugh:
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