KS6 Forces of Nature way to soon discussion

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Re: KS6 Forces of Nature way to soon discussion

Post by jackattack » Wed May 31, 2017 6:57 pm

A blue ribbon, maybe?
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Re: KS6 Forces of Nature way to soon discussion

Post by Oldent » Wed May 31, 2017 6:32 pm

GODofwar wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 1:49 pm
OK, what is the EASIEST of these products to use for making WATERFALLS?

Enquiring minds ask the expert Trogs.

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EASIEST
Hot glue and clear plastic card.
I think The woodland Scenic Water Effect works the best for high detail railroad model lay outs.Watch the U tube how tos.
Some people use fiber glass. I have used clear cellophane as the base and added hot glue and gloss finish.

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On the right.
A clear strip of packing plastic textured with hot glue. DM Scotty has several videos on how to use a hot glue gun this way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37aSs7j ... -C&index=6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYnu9E8OwAQ
water with hot glue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n6z7GZFXd4

Woodland Scenic waterfall how to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ovNbnjRUNQ
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Re: KS6 Forces of Nature way to soon discussion

Post by LadySabelle » Wed May 31, 2017 6:11 pm

Easiest is to just hold your Dwarvenite under a running tap. ;)
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Re: KS6 Forces of Nature way to soon discussion

Post by GODofwar » Wed May 31, 2017 1:49 pm

OK, what is the EASIEST of these products to use for making WATERFALLS?

Enquiring minds ask the expert Trogs.

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Re: KS6 Forces of Nature way to soon discussion

Post by Oldent » Wed May 31, 2017 1:34 am

We all have our favorites.Stillwater works well I have had better luck with Realistic Water.

Smooth On clear resins

Pot Life Cure Time Heat Deflection Temp
› Crystal Clear® 200 20 mins 16 hrs 120 °F
› Crystal Clear® 202 9 mins 90 mins 120 °F
› Crystal Clear® 204 2 hrs 48 hrs 120 °F
› Crystal Clear® 206 4.5 hrs 7 days 120 °F
› Crystal Clear® 220 22 mins Overnight Followed By Post Cur e 176 °F
› Crystal Clear® 221 75 mins Overnight Followed By Post Cur e 176 °F

Tarbender is Smooth On brand to encapsulate 3-D objects or coat flat objects.https://www.smooth-on.com/products/tarbender/
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Re: KS6 Forces of Nature way to soon discussion

Post by Oldent » Wed May 31, 2017 1:02 am

envirotex
Envirotex is furniture finish. I have used it it works. There are much better and much easier to use resin products. Be sure to look up Smooth On resin products.

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I would put envirotex in the 30 coats of varnish category.Look into thinner clear fast set embedding resin for deep cast. Almost everything is easier than envirotex It is difficult to mix correctly without bubbles. It is thick and doesn't flow well.It works best as furniture finish.
It does look nice if it turns out.
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Re: KS6 Forces of Nature way to soon discussion

Post by Spiropolous the Minotaur » Wed May 31, 2017 12:33 am

Great stuff!

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Re: KS6 Forces of Nature way to soon discussion

Post by Talistran » Tue May 30, 2017 10:48 pm

I love envirotex lite too.

Here are some photos of a river I did a few years ago. And a little campside pond.

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I also did this dragon cave stream and pond, about an inch thick. Came out nice and murky.

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Re: KS6 Forces of Nature way to soon discussion

Post by LadySabelle » Tue May 30, 2017 10:02 pm

kodiakbear wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 12:57 pm
Below is a pic by LadySabelle's of her five sets and it makes my hope we see more mountain pieces in the future.

A waterfall would look great coming down that cliff.

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That's half the sets, btw. ;)

I might have been too tired to notice it, but was Envirotex Lite and/or 2 part-epoxy mentioned for water effects? They are what I started on and I've loved the effects. I can't find the pictures, but I did some waterfall pieces with leftover Envirotex Lite on a partially crumpled plastic garbage bag. Wrinkle the bag then pour lines of Envirotex Lite along the lines of the wrinkles. Before it's fully set, (cured enough to hold it's texture but soft enough to bend) wearing gloves to prevent fingerprints, drape the pieces over your rocks. Add additional splashes using 2-part epoxy.

Here's one of my many fountains using the Envirotex Lite method explained on the Hirst Arts website.
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Re: KS6 Forces of Nature way to soon discussion

Post by GODofwar » Mon May 29, 2017 7:15 pm

oldent, thank you very much!

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