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martin goddard

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Water effects
« on: October 12, 2018, 06:49:39 PM »
I have used a couple of water products to reproduce marsh, harbour etc.
i have use the Vallejo one and the woodland scenics. 
I believe that it might be just as easy to use a high gloss Yacht varnish.

Your experiences and thoughts.

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Re: Water effects
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 09:28:34 PM »
try W and N Galeria Acrylic Mediums, in particular the Gloss Medium and mix with the colour you wish to add to create the correct effect.
Another product is 'Solid Water'. 

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Re: Water effects
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 11:00:28 PM »
I've used one of the expensive resins (Woodland Scenics?).

It was good, but I should have poured it in thinner layers initially. It went off completely when I cam to use it again several years later.

You can get some nice yacht varnish for 1 a tub in Poundland (top tip from Ray) that does the job at least as well.


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Re: Water effects
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 08:37:21 AM »
I have used the Vallejo water effect - applied over a painted river surface to produce reflective ripple effect.

martin goddard

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Re: Water effects
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 09:23:45 PM »
In the end i used yacht varnish.  Does not give the depth and transparency, but there  is no scenery underneath . The yacht varnish gives a much nicer gloss though.

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Re: Water effects
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 09:46:30 PM »
Martin,

Have you tried several coats?

I have also use a green wash at the bottom, which seems to help in adding depth.

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Re: Water effects
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2018, 03:03:58 PM »
I did two coats of yacht varnish and am very pleased with the outcome. Cheaper than water effect too.

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Re: Water effects
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2018, 04:22:33 PM »
I think if you are doing standing water then the water effects stuff is awesome. But if its for a running water painting and then a high gloss. A bit of sand in wavy lines near a river back is good. Then you can top this off with a white ish paint

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Re: Water effects
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2018, 07:57:30 PM »
You can put washes on the varnish between the layers to create depth.