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For those interested in how to build and to paint (airbrush) a water display base ... I recently enjoyed this tutorial by James Powell posted to the Weathered Models group on Facebook.  I utilize some of the ideas and techniques he discusses above as I am building up the layers.  I will be specifically be using the polyfill to add some more interesting details to the waves and splashes.


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Screenshot Preview of Basic Water Diorama Wave Techniques


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I was going through my media library for ideas last night for Girot's Song Contest and happened upon "Flood" by Jars of Clay.   MP3: http://markshire.com/playerimages/flood/flood_by_jars_of_clay.mp3

Well, it's been a while but I pulled the Dark Maiden and her subject of interest out and started working on them again.   Specifically, I have added a flotation device and started the water

Tonight's layers:     I started off with another Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish layer At that point I decided on my underwater effect.  I mixed what you see above, Woodl

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I started off with another Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish layer

At that point I decided on my underwater effect.  I mixed what you see above, Woodland Scenics Turquoise Water Tint and Reaper Sparkling Sniw with the Gloss Medium and Water.  That went into the heart shaped area  between Ezren and the Maiden like a shield or fringe of a spell on the water.

Next I added more Golden Heavy Gel to the back to help build the wave and then the front edges as well as where Ezren lifted his arm from the water.


Next layers ...


Future layers will be either just the Gloss Medium or a combo of the Gloss Medium and the Heavy Gel intermixed with expanding on the spell effect.


Stay tuned.


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Okay, I decided to create a concoction of the Golden Heavy Gel and the Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish that I've dubbed, "Gloss Goo."   So I mixed equal parts of water and the Gloss Medium along with a generous dollop of the Gel in a separate container.  I threw in some glass beads for agitators and shook it all up to mix the gel into the varnish.


The whole thing is a creamy yogurt consistency.  Using the same large 6mm flat brush I've been using to apply the layers all along, I dabbed the Gloss Goo onto the water surface.




I'll try to take another shot when this coat is dried.  It's already drying a lot faster than Gel would alone.  Tomorrow it should be ready for the next coat.  Possibly more of the same to continue building up the layers.


Also pictured in there are some recent purchases ...

  • Happy Seppuku's recently released Coins and Basalt stamps.
  • Woodland Scenics Water Tints (Turquoise, Navy Blue, Olive Drab, and Sage Green) plus White Water Highlight.  All bought on clearance at Hobby Lobby at around a $1.00 a piece.
  • In the corked jar to the right are Plastic Rocks for use with plaster, glue or paint when creating scenes for model railroads.  I got two bottles for like 50 cents as another Hobby Lobby clearance nab.

Stay tuned and Enjoy!

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So, the Gloss Goo dried well by morning, so I added a straight Gloss Medium & Varnish layer and then another layer of the Turquoise spell effect. Which is drying fairly well in the air conditioning.


Once that's dry I think I will do some highlighting of the spell effect before going back to the goo.




Looks like the image is a little desaturated.  Stupid phone.  Anyway.  Will post another pic when I get the highlights done and then the next Goo layer.


I think I will also start the white water of the cresting waves.


Stay tuned and Enjoy!

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Added white water and some more spell effect.


Gonna add the Gloss Medium & Varnish layer over that and then another Gloss Goo™ layer.




Woodland Scenics White Water Highlight is the highlight.


I added Reaper Sparkling Snow as a wash with a little gloss medium mixed in to create the silvery effect.


Stay tuned and Enjoy.

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