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Offline puddingwrestler

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Re: Ever made water? I'm dreading it.
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2008, 04:24:34 am »
I've always used the PVA glue (white glue) method myself, but I've only ever used it for wargames terrain and one very poluted river. You paint the base board in appropriate watery colours, then you just paint a layer of PVA over the top. The neat thing is you can tint the PVA glue by mixing other colours into it, which helps to build up the effect of depth. Another neat trick I tried on a model I never finished was to hold the model to the base simply with the glue used for the water effect. If you wait for it to be tacky, then move the model forwards a bit you'll get a bow wave! It's smashing for toxic slime, but I doubt you want that :rolleyes:

Here's a pic of the poluted water version (not the bext pic, but the only angle which really concentrates on the water.

Here's another pic showing the technique used to full effect on a toxic waste river I sold on eBay last year.
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Re: Ever made water? I'm dreading it.
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2010, 02:51:42 pm »
Anybody know how to get the kind of icy water effects shown in these diorama's that nev posted in the LIS GB inspiration thread.  The second one looks relatively easy, I'm guessing the water coming through the cracked ice is created with PVA, but the I haven't got a clue for the first one.



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Re: Ever made water? I'm dreading it.
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2017, 10:08:50 pm »
I asked the same question on  Facebook and was directed to YouTube.
The technique is to use a polystyrene base and toilet paper.
Draw around the model to get an outline and then use wood glue mixed with water in a container. Brush on a thin layer of diluted glue over the polystyrene base and lay the sheets of toilet paper on top. Build up 3 layers.
Using the brush to create the waves and smooth over the join of the toilet paper.
Once dry use different shades of acrylic paint to create the water or sea.
Then place your model on the base.
Works for ships and flying boats.