Post by demiseofsanity on Feb 3, 2009 20:24:56 GMT
So I've jsut about finished my diorama of a siege on a castle wall , i decided to do a moat so i've doen the backs fine and the surface of the moat with pebbles etc. But i can't seem to find a cheap and good way of doing water , i was looking at what games workshop do and its a bottle of pour on water for 12 quid but i dont want to really spend that.. Any tips on how i can do it? Thanks Dale
Ayup Dale, I seem to have missed this one. I used ' Realistic Water' from Hobbycraft, item no. C1211 - 16 oz. Simple to use, just shake the bottle to make sure it's well and truly mixed, then pour to a limit of about an eigth of an inch, (any deeper than that in one pouring and it may not set for months) leave for 24 hours and there's your water effect. I can't remember just how much it was, but it's been worth it, whatever the price.
Model railway suppliers are a good source of water modelling products. Woodland scenics do a pouring type and a pack of 'beads' you melt and pour. Deluxe Materials also do a remeltable rubber type (heat the pot in a pan of hot water then pour) and also types for moving water etc. The cheapest way, however, is good old PVA poured in shallow layers and allowed to dry before pouring the next. You can add colours to the layers or paint on top for white water etc.
As Nick suggested Woodland scenic water is excellent ... they also sell water in granule form you melt in a pan over time it has been found it yellows and spoils the effect the ready to pour is the one to go for.
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