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?
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.