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Woodland scenics water
« on: July 11, 2014, 08:59:48 PM »
I intend to use the Woodland Scenics imitation water on the canal for my layout. I have some artists oil paint but would prefer to use acrylic as it dries much faster! Does anyone have experience of this product as I would hate to have a bad reaction between paint and water?
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 09:12:04 PM »
I had no problems using it over acrylic paint on Ivebridge. The only real problem I had was that it doesn't go very far and triple check that the area you're filling is perfectly sealed, otherwise it'll leak.

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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 09:44:27 PM »
I have measured the width every six inches to get an average, multiplied by the length and depth and recon I need 300ml so a bottle at 480ml should be plenty(fingers crossed)
but as I also have a river to do I intend getting 2 bottles plus some water effects. The canal is formed from 1/2 inch ply reamed out with 2 joints filled with wood filler, but in view of your comment I shall give it a coat of pva before painting.
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2014, 10:14:29 PM »
Keep some blutack on hand when you start to pour, it might come in handy. My canal runs off the edge of the layout and my plasticard dam sprang a leak. I painted a few streaks of brown and green on the bottom before I filled it. As Zwilnik says, it doesn't go as far as you think. I did it in layers rather than all at once.
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2014, 10:31:46 PM »
I've also noticed that it never really fully hardens. If you leave something on it accidentally while you're working elsewhere on the layout, it'll leave an impression, even if it's months after you poured it.

Watch out for dust and stray ballast too :)

You can get some nice effects with it though. I think I ended up using 3 bottles so far.

« Last Edit: July 11, 2014, 10:37:48 PM by Zwilnik »

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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2014, 01:10:09 AM »
No problems pouring it over acrylic paint. Be careful to build up the layers slowly, not pouring more than a millimeter or so and letting it fully dry between layers.

I got greedy and poured too thick a layer - it dried with a milky effect >:( I had a choice of assuming there had been a chemical factory leak somewhere upstream, or repaint and repour.... I repoured :dunce:

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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2014, 07:19:36 AM »
After research, I went with Magic Water by Unreal Details My experiences are detailed on this thread

It is over two years since I used it and it has not deteriorated or shrunk in any way.
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 11:31:34 AM »
Following Pengi's post, I have just ordered a pack of Magic Water, and am in the process of painting with acrylics. Will post a photo when done.
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2014, 11:38:05 AM »
peter Marriott in model rail is the expert and gives step by step guides

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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2014, 01:12:24 PM »
Yep, you are correct, n85cs.... while we try to be impartial here on the NGF when it comes to model railway publications, the magazine you mention does produce some great "How to" articles and even additional publications in their own right, which are full of hints and tips regarding scenery and water.

Certainly steve836, you may care to take a look before you jump in, so to speak....   :D

Wouldn't want that EZY water stuff settin' around your ankles!  ;)  :thumbsup:
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2014, 01:43:40 PM »
try to be impartial but will reply when have 5 minutes sorry bit busy but I have found articles helpful

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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2014, 04:52:51 PM »
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That's the painting done! :thumbsup: :thumbsdown:? Now just waiting for the water. :sleep:
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2014, 05:33:24 PM »
hope the water / resin etc the mixture has settled

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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2014, 09:27:46 PM »
The colour looks good, Steve :thumbsup:
Don't forget a couple of N gauge swans before the magic water sets ;)

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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2014, 09:49:06 PM »
The colour looks good, Steve :thumbsup:
Don't forget a couple of N gauge swans before the magic water sets ;)
On my site visits I didn't see any swans, perhaps a few mallard and some tufted ducks would do instead.
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