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Offline Pengi

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Magic Water by Unreal details
« on: February 22, 2012, 07:40:22 PM »
Have read great things about this product. Is there a UK stockist?
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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 07:57:51 PM »
World wide shipping on this from

http://www.unrealdetails.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=101&Itemid=10

Know its not uk but might help.

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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 08:09:28 PM »

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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 09:10:15 PM »
Thanks, have ordered some.
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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 04:40:48 PM »
Let us know what it's like when you use it Pendy, be nice to know if it's any better than the other products available, some of which seem to be of dubious quality  :thumbsup:


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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 05:38:51 PM »
I've not tried any other technique for water. The Woodland Scenics stuff has variable reviews and my concern is that it will take so long to cure that it gets dust in it. My baseboard is foam so can't use some of the resins that you have to heat up. The magic water is safe on foam.

Will post pictures when it arrives.
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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 09:26:20 PM »
I used the WS water (both types) to good effect recently, the drying time can be reduced by making sure the air is moving, not massivley, but enough to keep the vapours from pooling on the water
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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 08:28:51 PM »
Have seen it in "Hobbycraft" as well as the usual Woodlands stuff

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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2012, 12:57:25 PM »
Can't remember if it was the WS one or another one that had bad reports of yellowing over time and cracking?  ???


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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 05:47:44 PM »
Magic water arrived today!! Comprehensive instructions (with photos) to make virtually any water situation (including puddles and car wash) apart from sea water - which is what I wanted. They recommend using WS water effects to make waves.

There are two bottles that need to be mixed, one part A to two part B. Bottle B was quite cloudy - the instructions said to microwave for 10s and repeat until clear. It took about 50s to clear. Instructions said to mix for at least 5 mins and 5 mins again. I mixed for 12 mins to be on the safe side.

Didn't mix enough first time but it didn't seem to matter as it all joined up seamlessly. It covers 2 sq ft at 1/8 inch depth.

I just had enough. They recommend doing the water first before the scenery because of wicking. My sand has absorbed it so will need to see how it looks when it has dried and may need to add more sand later.

Should take 24 hours but my garage is 15 C so i am going to allow 36 hours at least. It looks clear and shiny at the moment. Will need to apply waves later. Will post pictures once it has cured (assuming it has not been disastrous).

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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2012, 11:24:00 AM »

The Magic Water cured after about 3 days - the temperature in my garage was lower than recommended for 24 hour curing. Very pleased with it although it is not rock hard. There are some dust particles on the surface that I can brush off. Will need to add some waves (so that it looks like the sea)  sometime but I really like the reflections. More pictures on my St Clements post. The Magic Water has 'wicked' into the sand and left a wet look which I quite like but may add more sand eventually.


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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2012, 12:36:49 PM »
It looks very good and I like the way the sand has become wet, it makes it very life like  :thumbsup:

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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2012, 06:23:32 PM »
Totally agree with Scotsoft - the way it has turned out looks very very good.
A few N gauge footprints in the wet sand?? :evil:

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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2012, 08:48:57 PM »
Its a British sea-side it needs some suspicious piles and a sewage pipe ...
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Re: Magic Water by Unreal details
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2012, 09:12:53 PM »
It has now been two months since I applied the Magic Water. I am pleased to report that it has neither shrunk or yellowed. The surface is flexible, I can make a mark with a fingernail and it re-heals itself. I have also experimented with making waves from Water Effects and I can peel it off of the Magic Water without it leaving a mark. I will report back in another four months.
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