Clear resin or glue to look like water?

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by JSA, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. JSA

    JSA Active Member

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    Howdy folks.

    I'm possibly going to be attempting something requiring a glue or resin or
    whatever (I really don't know) that would simulate clear water. It would
    be flowing as if pouring, and then in a pool where the water gathers.

    I've seen some build-ups use something clear to make drool, but I don't
    knwo what it was, and if it'd be the same for water or not.

    Would anybody please let me know what would work best for this type
    of application? I've thought about layering testor's model glue, as that
    is clear, but I don't know if that is the best or easiest way to go on this.

    Thank you for any information.

    JS :)
     
  2. JP05

    JP05 Well-Known Member

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    Try this stuff......................

    Games Workshop Water Effects

    Use it in small layers and let it completely dry. Works pretty nice for water effects.

    Steve
     
  3. JP05

    JP05 Well-Known Member

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    Some folks use clear hot glue for the waterfall effects.

    Steve
     
  4. JSA

    JSA Active Member

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    Thank you for the reply Steve.

    Would you know what it'd take to make a stream - as in water looking
    like it is pouring from a bucket or tap or something similar.

    Is the resin solid enough to support itself while it hardens, or would
    I need to have clear fishing line or something in the center, to pour
    the resin down so it had something for support initially?

    Thank you again for the info.

    JS :)
     
  5. JP05

    JP05 Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure. I have only used it to make streams....puddles and such. Never anything like a waterfall or water pouring. I will see if I can dig up some articles on its use.

    Steve
     
  6. exoray

    exoray Master Member

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    The absolute best water effect IMO is Polytranspar brand 'Artificial Water'

    As for pouring water effect, I guess practice makes perfect but many taxidermist use the above with clear acrylic rods to support splashes... If you play around with the kick time and experiment you might get good results without any additional support, it does get too a good sticky thick stage right before it kicks solid...
     
  7. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    try clear Styrene Sheet bent with a heat gun.
    Then Paint a layer of the resin over it before you add it into your diorama...and allow to dry and build up...and dry..and build up.
    Then trim it...and glue it into place in you model.
    Then give in a coat to hide the seams.
     

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