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representing water/pibber vietnam boat.

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representing water/pibber vietnam boat.
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 12:20 AM
i just finished my piber vietnam patrol boat. its 135 scale and from tamiya. my question is how do u make water? i would like tranparrent/muddy "creek water" i have no idea how to do it so knowing how to built the base for it would be helpfull too! trhanks.
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Posted by Moses on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 9:54 PM
Saw the thread for most of the day and no replies. Well I wasn't going to reply since I rarely do water effects in dios, but when I do I use Envirotex Lite, which is a wood varnish. It is very similar two a two part epoxy and is fantastic in my opinion. I learned the technique from Shep's Diorama book. It can be mixed with pigment as well as debris to simulate muddy water. You can pick it up at most hobby stores and house hold stores.
"ZIM FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER!!"
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 11:14 PM
http://www.discounttrainsonline.com/Woodland-Scenics-Realistic-Water-/item785-1211.html

Check this stuff out. I had rememberd seeing the stuff before. I have never used it. They sell it at my local Hobbylobby with the train stuff.

James Simmons
Lcpl, US Marine Corps
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 2:44 PM
thanks
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Posted by renarts on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 8:47 PM
I usually make water by drinking lots of ice tea before hand...Big Smile [:D]

What?! Aw c'mon, someone had to take that one.... sorry.Blush [:I]Wink [;)]

Anyway, the envirotex works great, so does 2 part Glaze Coat. The only thing with using resins is that self level. The problem comes when you make displacement wakes, ripples, chop or motor wakes. That usually requires some sort of sculpture of the surface.
Since you are doing a Nam pibber, brown is good. So it shouldn't matter what you use, anything from celuclay to resin will work. Maybe even a combination of the two. I would probobly paint it brown, then paint the wakes in a light cream or off white, then coat the whole thing with a gloss.

Mike
Mike "Imagination is the dye that colors our lives" Marcus Aurellius A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 12, 2003 4:01 PM
Mike.......

I gotta give you credit man...I didn't even think of that, and cracked up. Good one!

Nasburg
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 12, 2003 8:54 PM
The best tool to toy with resins is...Potatoe ! ( No kiddin' here...It' s true ! )
When the resin start to harden, use a piece of potatoe to make waves until it become hard enought to stay in form...The goo thingy ' ll doesn' t stick to your...tool ! Believe me, it works...!
Btw, if you want to represent a muddy canal of, to say, the Mekong delta area, it would be more easier to make water out of plaster, papier mache, modelin' paste, or else...And paint it rather than usin' resin ! If you look at pictures of the real thing you ' ll see the water more as an greeny brown stuff than a crystal clear transparant medium. And not talkin' about the resin bad habit ( due to capillarity ) to go up and leave ugly marks on things embedded in...Specially Pibber hulls !
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 13, 2003 5:23 PM
thanks
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