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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2014, 11:02:25 AM »
That does look good. And your mainline survived!!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2014, 11:59:32 AM »
That does look good. And your mainline survived!!  :thumbsup:
Yes, blowing my own trumpet a bit I think getting the level to within 3mm over 12ft ain't bad! It did give me an anxious couple of hours though! The booklet says that Magic Water has the consistency of water, it doesn't, its more like warm syrup, so it flows more slowly and,  if my level had been off by more than that, it could have overtopped the banks at some point which would have caused me to use some  :censored: :censored: :censored: words.
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2014, 12:15:40 PM »
Bit like the water skier who looked for a lake with a slope :doh:

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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2014, 02:33:52 PM »
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 After the Cromford Canal I try my hand at the River Derwent.
Not so pleased with this- the water's too smooth. Must get some "Water Effects" and put some ripples on. Oh and that road bridge doesn't look too safe!  The rocks are genuine limestone ,courtesy of the county council highways department-just don't tell them! :-[
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2014, 02:57:32 PM »
Looks pretty good to me! I've used water effects, you can peel it off the magic water if you make a mistake.
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2014, 02:48:51 AM »
Yea!! BP! BP!! steve836... you rock!!  :headbang:
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2014, 12:33:02 PM »
Inspired by this topic to have a go I picked up the starter kit for next to nothing whilst in Newcastle yesterday. It came with a murky canal sort of coloured paint/sealer, small bottle of the clear water a foam brush and scraper. The scraper is to remove the grass mat(woodland scenic product) so you can make a pond etc.
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2014, 09:06:58 PM »
I'm really pleased that this has encouraged Ace to have a go! let us have a butchers at some pics when you've done.
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2014, 10:28:25 PM »
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 After the Cromford Canal I try my hand at the River Derwent.
Not so pleased with this- the water's too smooth. Must get some "Water Effects" and put some ripples on. Oh and that road bridge doesn't look too safe!  The rocks are genuine limestone ,courtesy of the county council highways department-just don't tell them! :-[
A bit of cladding might make that bridge look a bit more solid. Possibly use newplas or fimo to cover it with a layer and carve the stone lines with a cocktail stick. Would give it a bit of thickness and fill out the lumpier bits.

That or cut another layer of card/plasticard to layer on top of it in sections and use milliput to smooth and fill gaps.

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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2014, 09:09:58 AM »
Will try that later. At the moment there is so much to do to get the layout any where near complete that I will just have to live with it for now. If I can't save the existing structure I will just replace it.
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2014, 05:36:59 PM »
on 2nd thoughts, perhaps some painted cracks and scaffolding would add some interest
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Re: Woodland scenics water
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2014, 08:04:32 AM »
Oh no, please no. We have a curved viaduct on the line from my place to Sydney here in NSW which looks like that and the train slows down big time.

But the line to Sydney is an ongoing issue here.

In all seriousness, I think that is a great and unusual modelling idea!  :thumbsup:
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