Need help with Mud and water

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Need help with Mud and water

Scott Dimmick
Scott Dimmick

September 10th, 2004, 11:46 am #1

I have a 1/72 M60A3 OPFOR vechicle I'm working on. I was thinking about putting it on a base that looks like a dug out fighting position. For that extra effect to show off the lovely German weather, I wanted to make the bottom of the fighting postion look like it has some muddy water in it. Not that much..maybe 3-4 inches of water in scale, just enough to cover the tracks up and come up the roadwheels a bit. I know I've seen Liquid clear resin, but I'm a bit gunshy about using it since I've heard many horry stories about it screwing up models from various people. Is there any other alteatives out there that I can use to get this effect?

Thanks

Scott
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Frank Sullivan
Frank Sullivan

September 10th, 2004, 1:21 pm #2

I've tried resin with no great enthusiasm but courtesy of someone here a while back I discovered Impasto Gel by Atelier.

It comes in a jar and looks like old-style hair goop and takes a couple of hours to cure/dry from white goop to clear rubbery-looking stuff. It's not a liquid as such and you can poke and prod it into corners that liquid resin might not run into. Because it cures clear, you'll need to tint it lightly for a see-through effect or heavily for a heavily muddied water look. Trial and error.

Ateleier has a website for more details. The stuff is used to bulk up paint, so you should find it in art supply stores. There's a clear runny version and the white goop version, and you need the latter.
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Joined: November 11th, 2003, 3:27 pm

September 13th, 2004, 4:50 am #3

a product called realistic water. Iam currently
working on a 1/72 T-34/76 mired in a peat bog
and so far it is coming along nicely BUT follow the
directions.
Good Luck


TRIAD Tim
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