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Spring Clean Challenge: If I build it - will they come

Spring Clean Challenge: If I build it - will they come

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Making water

Tutoring 3
Skill 3
Idea 3
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The third skill I tried to learn was water effects.  Again as I was unable to obtain the propriety water effect materials, I used instead the acrylic material used in bathrooms for sealing washbasins/baths etc.


The small area where I wanted to have the effect was prepared quite simply.  The “river” was filled with small rocks (glued in place with PvA) and when dry I simply used soft tone varnish to dampen down the rock colors and create a “brownish” surface for the water effect.

The waterfall was prepared by cutting a small piece of plastic from a figure pack and ‘gluing’ it in place with the acrylic.  (See pictures)

Finally, additional acrylic was pasted on the river and stippled to make a kind of foaming effect where the waterfall landed on the lower area. Some white paint was added for a highlight and “foam” to finish it off.

It’s not fantastic, but as it’s only there for ambiance and not for any practical wargaming purpose, I’m happy enough with the result.

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