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Offline NeMo

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Re: Cheap water effects
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2017, 01:16:12 PM »
Acrylic Medium would be good for small waves / ripples.

I tried this. 500 ml bottle cost about a tenner. "Golden" brand. Refused to set. Ever. Remained sticky. Gave up.

Perhaps I was unlucky, but I'd suggest trying a little bit from someone who already uses the stuff before going out and buying a bottle. It isn't cheap!

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Re: Cheap water effects
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2017, 01:20:12 PM »
Thanks for the tip, Nemo.

I was in our local Hobbycraft (Wychbold) this morning but only found Mod Podge. No sign of clear cast resins or the like so will go hunting online.

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Re: Cheap water effects
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2017, 01:33:13 PM »
Acrylic Medium would be good for small waves / ripples.

I tried this. 500 ml bottle cost about a tenner. "Golden" brand. Refused to set. Ever. Remained sticky. Gave up.

Perhaps I was unlucky, but I'd suggest trying a little bit from someone who already uses the stuff before going out and buying a bottle. It isn't cheap!

Cheers, NeMo

I have used it lots, in its intended use....
What you describe sounds like the application of a too thick layer - it has to be thin; like 1.5mm or less thin.

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Re: Cheap water effects
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2017, 01:44:09 PM »

There is some PVA / Paint / Gel Medium / Varnish water here...
its literally just snapped as it came out of storage, so could do with a new coat of varnish to look wetter.
Even so, it still looks something  like estuary water at slack tide



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Re: Cheap water effects
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2017, 01:48:07 PM »
I have used it lots, in its intended use....
What you describe sounds like the application of a too thick layer - it has to be thin; like 1.5mm or less thin.

Exactly my thoughts. But nope, literally putting it on with a brush. Just didn't set.

Maybe I had a bad batch or something.

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Re: Cheap water effects
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2017, 03:30:24 PM »
Modge Podge as opposed to Mod Podge is what we get here so I suspect it's some sort of trademark issue, so if you are looking for it online search for both.

I agree with JasonBz that some of the things we use are just more expensive versions of other craft materials. It's worth looking at artists materials, craft and wargaming materials for alternative products and techniques. As the YouTube clip shows you can even use nail products  :D I have a stock of cheap powder eyeshadows that I occasionally use for weathering.

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Re: Cheap water effects
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2017, 07:50:04 PM »
In the video referred to in the OP, the bloke is doing a comparison of cheaper alternatives to Woodland Scenics stuff. One of the things he tests is Modge (?) Podge. His recommendation is 'Evo-Stick 007 Crystal', but each to his/her own. 
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