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  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Somewhere near Chicago
Is this good resin?
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:41 PM

I was checking Michael's website to see if they have resin. They do, but it's not epoxy resin. From what I learned, the best type of resin for dioramas is epoxy resin. I found one in the link below, but I don't know if it's suitable for dioramas.

Link for Michael's website: https://www.michaels.com/alumilite-amazing-clear-cast/10324152.html

 

If only I could show my models to my friends...

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:50 PM

I personally avoid resin for all but the most thin applications. It's not possible to pour any depth without a lot of practice, patience, pracice and skill.

And you saw the statement about yellowing? It's a thing.

Bubbles are all but inevitable and can spoil hours of work.

If you want to see to the bottom of your pond, it works well to embed a piece of glass as the water surface after detailing the lake bottom, and adding texture to the surface with gel medium or even clear silicone caulk.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Somewhere near Chicago
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:50 AM

GMorrison

I personally avoid resin for all but the most thin applications. It's not possible to pour any depth without a lot of practice, patience, pracice and skill.

And you saw the statement about yellowing? It's a thing.

Bubbles are all but inevitable and can spoil hours of work.

If you want to see to the bottom of your pond, it works well to embed a piece of glass as the water surface after detailing the lake bottom, and adding texture to the surface with gel medium or even clear silicone caulk.

 

Bill

 

 

Hmm, so you mean like add a plastic card for the surface, which means that the inside of the riverbed is hollow? And add some clear glue to the surface?

That's actually a good idea, I'll try it.

If only I could show my models to my friends...

 

 

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