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sea.mariner

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Simulated Water
« on: February 03, 2009, 04:54:30 PM »

I am hoping to make a small swimming / bathing pool to go on the aft end of my 1.2mtr motor yacht, I know there is 'simulated water' sheets for model railways but these come in big sheets and my pool will be only approx 6x4". Has anyone got suggestions please ? When I used to make static models I modelled the water using polyfiller then painted it, but as it is only a small 'pool' I would like to have the water effect as calm. I hope this makes sense ! Look forward to your replies, Regards, Dan.
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Re: Simulated Water
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 05:27:00 PM »

Have a look at Scenic and Solid water here: http://www.deluxematerials.com/products_miniaturist.html

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Re: Simulated Water
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 05:54:26 PM »

wow, thats a pretty good website, i never new there were so many different glues for so many different things
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Re: Simulated Water
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009, 06:11:53 PM »

I seen them use resin to simulate calm water.

Depends on the colour of the water you want. I would use Devcon it tends to be clear on setting a thin layer with a base colour painted into the pool before pouring it.

I cheap way is cling film pull tightly over pool.   Or if you can get solarfilm clear or the colour of the water you want, then use a heat gun/ hairdryer to pull it tight over the pool.  This may not be available these days.

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Re: Simulated Water
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 06:18:25 PM »

Yes Seaspray, resin will work quite well but the DeLuxe stuff is purpose made and very realistic. Probably doesn't cost a whole lot more either.

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Re: Simulated Water
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009, 08:09:56 PM »

I have seen models with real water in their pools

Colin, got some of deluxe glues today very fast delivery and reasonable priced
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Re: Simulated Water
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009, 01:01:28 PM »

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Re: Simulated Water
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2009, 01:35:04 PM »

I've used Envirotex extensively on model railroads for water. It is mixed as two parts, like epoxy or resin, but doesn't smell. It sets within 24 hours clear and flat. It can be built up in layers. For example, if you want a swimmer(s) in your pool, pour a layer, place your swimmers and pour another layer. It doesn't harm plastic so you're swimmers won't disappear.
Its good stuff

http://www.eti-usa.com/consum/envtex/envlite.htm

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Re: Simulated Water
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Re: Simulated Water
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2009, 07:33:01 PM »

Woodland Senics carries a couple of different products for
modeling water scenes...
http://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/index.cfm

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I used 30 minute epoxy here...  :-)

Additional texturing could be done as it cures, or as an overlay...
But that would take some experimentation. ok2

Coloring takes a bit of experimentation also...

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Re: Simulated Water
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2009, 10:35:30 PM »

I've never tried this before but how about a piece of appropriate coloured card in a laminated pouch - the type used for security passes etc.. - not sure whether there would be too much "shine" or not though 8)
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Re: Simulated Water
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2009, 11:07:24 PM »

There are various cheapo ways of simulating water, some better than others. Otherwise why not just use the products intended for the job?

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Re: Simulated Water
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2009, 09:47:14 PM »

Take a look at this stuff. Does look the dogs and can also be used to cast small things like windows, lights and port holes with too
http://www.modelskibet.dk/getdoc.asp?id=51&md5hash=2CC642BC29A924B0A5C97A8CE155DC88

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