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Obviously I need to catch up on the group thread, there's amazing stuff in there!  ^_^  Your color choices are lovely and the custom base looks great, although icy.  I appreciate the information about various water effects, since I'm trying to improve my basing skills. 

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Thank you all for the kind words.

I love the colours on these, nice paint jobs.I use Vallejo water effects, takes a while to get clear.. but overall good results in my experience.[/quote

Looking at it again this morning it almost clear now. I am just surprised at how long it takes. I do like how it is a thicker gel and stays put so I will be doing a bit more experimenting with it.

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That is some nice painting.

 

 

Water effect usually doesn't dry quite as clear as realistic water (those two terms are used by a number of companies).  Water effect is for moving water- splashes, waterfalls and other times when water takes on a little bit of a white color.

 

Realistic Water, on the other hand, drys very clear.  Generally, it also shrinks a ton as it dries as well, so you have to watch for that.

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