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bosun

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Fake Ice
« on: July 29, 2010, 09:00:27 pm »

Hy Guys
 Hope you can help, I am looking for somewhere I can buy some imitation type ice for the fish boxes on my 1/12 trawler, or has anyone made their own. Tried googling it, but cant find anything.
 Cheers
Bosun
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Re: Fake Ice
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010, 09:26:21 pm »

How about crumbled polystyrene packing?
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Re: Fake Ice
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010, 09:27:24 pm »

Try crushed glass from a shot-blasting abrasive supplier. Specify clear glass. Bad news is it comes in 4kg bags, try asking for a sample ! ;)
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Re: Fake Ice
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010, 10:40:57 pm »

I would crush some glass yourself by putting some clear glass inside a heavy duty rubble sack and bashing it to death for a while then sprinkle it on your box of fish before pouring some dolls house fake water over the top.  The water will make it all look nice and wet but will seal in the glass and the glass will look like wet ice.

Try a sample first before pouring it all over your nicely painted resin boxes of fish!
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Re: Fake Ice
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 11:09:17 pm »

Hi there Deluxe materials

www.deluxematerials.com

have a range of suitable materials.

I used water clear resin with one of their snowflake type things sprinkled on it.   Very effective.

The fish boxes came from Mac's Mouldings and (thinking about it) I may have got the ice sprinkles from Martin actually.

HTH

Guy
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Re: Fake Ice
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010, 11:09:50 pm »

Contact "Snow Business" & ask them for a sample  :-))

http://www.snowbusiness.com

We've used them in the past for snow / ice effects & they're very helpful.
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Re: Fake Ice
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010, 11:44:46 pm »

Would varnished dishwasher salt crystals be any good? Cheap to try!
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Re: Fake Ice
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2010, 11:49:49 pm »

Hello Bosun.
Try the Site Modelling Timbers.co.uk they have some excellent ice in small packs and at a very reasonable price :-)). They will be at the Birchwood Show or can be viewed on their website www.modellingtimbers.co.uk
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Re: Fake Ice
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2010, 11:53:57 pm »

Thanks guy,s
 I dont think I will be trying the broken glass route, will have a look at the styrene, and the dishwasher crystals, possibilities there. Those two web sites look good. Will get in touch with them tomorrow.
Once again, Many Thanks  :-))
Bosun
Thanks Howard.
Your post came in just as I was writing back, will also check them out tomorrow. :-))
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Re: Fake Ice
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2010, 02:33:04 am »

A little off topic  :embarrassed:

I saw a Type VII submarine tricked out on a website (I think it was a modeler in Hong Kong.) The sub was "distressed" to appear as though it had been thru a couple tours without a proper re-fitting. I thought the icing on the cake was the use of some sort of clear plastic resin applied to make it look as though the boat had just been deck-washed by a rogue wave. I wish I could remember where I saw that. Most of us don't add that kind of realism but it was sure neat. After seeing that sub, I've often thought about adding the effect to an Alaska king crab fishing boat to make it look like she was just back from the ice-pack and all iced up. :-)

Best regards

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Re: Fake Ice
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2010, 02:22:43 pm »

Hy Guys
 Hope you can help, I am looking for somewhere I can buy some imitation type ice for the fish boxes on my 1/12 trawler, or has anyone made their own. Tried googling it, but cant find anything.
 Cheers
Bosun
Use coarse grain sugar. Looks OK
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Re: Fake Ice
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2010, 11:01:30 pm »

Hi, take some kitchen foil, wax it & then crumple it up. Then open it up, lay it flat & pour on some clear casting resin. When set peel off the foil & viola, ice effect. Simple
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