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 Posted: Wed Dec 22nd, 2010 07:07 pm
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On my larger layout T have a dock with a tugboat (Steel Drum fastioned after mt own tugboat).

The water is 'Magic Water' which is by far the best I've used todate.

The area was sealed with acylic paint and painted with dark greens and browns, same with the pilings.



A small amount of tint was added to the magic water altough I think I could of added just a little more.

With the tugboat in place, paint white with a 'dry' brush for the wake and the prop wash aft of the boat.

After that is dry use Mod Podge to creat the water surface effect, bow wave and prop wash. Mod Podge will go on white then turn clear as it drys. by painting the white below it gives the surface that shiney wet look and the white bubble seam deeper than just the surface.



 

This process can be used for any moving water. Just love the effect it gives.



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 Posted: Sun Dec 26th, 2010 01:43 pm
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It does give it a nice feeling of depth Paul.

Nice work with that.:2t:



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 Posted: Mon Dec 27th, 2010 05:05 pm
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My Wife uses Modge Podge for all kinds of craft stuff. I may have to 'borrow' some. |

Good Work.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 27th, 2010 06:38 pm
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Yep Mod Podge works great for the water effects try iy out. A rock in a stream or river will cause a wonderful wake at the from (upstream) and turbulance behind the rock. All this is possible with mod podge, just remember to dry brush the white before adding the effect. Less is more definately applies to this.

 




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 Posted: Thu Jan 6th, 2011 01:34 am
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Here's a Mod Podge example at the bottom of a waterfall I've just completed. Makes for a great feeling of movement next to the still water of the mountain lake.




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Paul, you've really captured the look of moving water--not an easy thing to do!



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