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water question/ any experience using MIG acrylic water

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water question/ any experience using MIG acrylic water
Posted by Mac Fixx on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:04 PM

Another step way out of my comfort zone is underway and seek guidance.

While perhaps not the best place to post this, I ASS-U-ME'd this section would be best given what goes on here.

A search of the forum pulled up nothing and haven't found anything to speak of regarding Mig "Slow River Waters"  A.MIG-2204.  The goal is to use this in lieu of resin.

Any experience with this particular product? If so, any recommendations for base colors?  Also, suggestions for the algae would be appreciated having never attempted water so "still"  and "colorful".

The below is somewhat close to the desired result.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7102/7333028648_bbf7b6f366_b.jpg

Thanks for any suggestions.

Mac

 

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    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Friday, October 15, 2021 7:43 AM

I assume most acrylic gel media are pretty much the same.  I get mine at a craft store like Michaels or HL.  I buy brands by price- I have used three brands and they all worked the same.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Friday, October 15, 2021 8:00 AM

 

See Luke Towan's Boulder Creek Railroad website.   He has all sorts of tutorials on scenery, including water.

https://youtu.be/yygwun1cdug

 

You are looking at different materials; Acrylics like MiG or Future, and Epoxies like Envirocoat.   

Be careful with Epoxies.  They are exothermic and the heat produced will warp plastic if used in too great a quantity (at one time).  Ask me how I know.  Epoxies also shrink, giving the appearance of water flowing up hill or climbing up a tree trunk

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