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That would be really good. I bought some inks once by mistake and am not sure what to do with them. Several things I read on line said if you didn't do them right you could ruin a model with them, so I just put them in the back of the drawer and left them there

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The basing and diorama ideas are appealing.  Perhaps an instructor would consider a focused techniques class in these areas.  We have had a class on trees.  I'd be interested in classes on ground cover, vegetation, dirt and earth, walls, uneven ground, choosing and placing rocks of different sizes, water effects (pools, ponds, streams, puddles, wet surfaces) -- and color choices for each.

 

It seems that classes that are  described as limited to a specific, narrow topic can become expanded and diffuse in the actual classroom ... where instructors and students try to cover everything associated, directly and indirectly, with the class topic -- with the result that the tree gets buried in the forest. Perhaps a distinct, focused, limited approach to various basing and diorama techniques would be appealing.  It would to me.

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during my basing class, which was a broad intro to type class, several attendees challenged me to come up with class that covered water effects.  The trouble is drying time on a lot of the standard materials.  But I have been experimenting with some other techniques that could be completed during a class.  I feel confident that I will be able to teach such a specific class at next years Rcon.  what is the level of interest for a 2 hour water effect base class?

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21 hours ago, LordDave said:

during my basing class, which was a broad intro to type class, several attendees challenged me to come up with class that covered water effects.  The trouble is drying time on a lot of the standard materials.  But I have been experimenting with some other techniques that could be completed during a class.  I feel confident that I will be able to teach such a specific class at next years Rcon.  what is the level of interest for a 2 hour water effect base class?

I'm definitely interested.

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23 hours ago, LordDave said:

...water effects.  The trouble is drying time on a lot of the standard materials.  ...

  ... what is the level of interest for a 2 hour water effect base class?

 

Wish I had considered the obvious ... drying time.  However, I am rabidly interested.

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On 12/21/2018 at 7:32 PM, LordDave said:

during my basing class, which was a broad intro to type class, several attendees challenged me to come up with class that covered water effects.  The trouble is drying time on a lot of the standard materials.  But I have been experimenting with some other techniques that could be completed during a class.  I feel confident that I will be able to teach such a specific class at next years Rcon.  what is the level of interest for a 2 hour water effect base class?

 

Maybe it would be possible to structure a two-part day1//day two class, with drying time over night?

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I watch cooking shows...

 

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[...] a class that covered water effects.  The trouble is drying time on a lot of the standard materials.

 

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what is the level of interest for a 2 hour water effect base class?

 

On 12/24/2018 at 12:47 PM, klarg1 said:

Maybe it would be possible to structure a two-part day1//day two class, with drying time over night?

 

Cooking shows solve this problem all the time. They stick the dish in the oven...

 

<break for advert>

 

...they pull a different (but identical) dish out of the oven all browned and ready for the next step.

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Similar  technique oughta work with a pond base.

 

It would entail creating near identical little projects for and at each stage...?

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12 hours ago, TGP said:

I watch cooking shows...

 

 

 

 

Cooking shows solve this problem all the time. They stick the dish in the oven...

 

<break for advert>

 

...they pull a different (but identical) dish out of the oven all browned and ready for the next step.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Similar  technique oughta work with a pond base.

 

It would entail creating near identical little projects for and at each stage...?

yes, I have thought of that, but I prefer that students be able to do hands on stuff.  with the 24 hour dry time materials, students would leave the class with several gooey bases that could get messy outside the classroom.  I could see some being stuck to carpets.  definitely dont want that.  I will bring some for a demo portion... ie. this is how you would use woodland scenics water effects and this is how it looks the next day... but then show them an alternative that has a much faster dry time. (goal for some to be able to add the effects to their MSP Open entries.)

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If it was a two part class, could always leave the pieces with the instructor to keep safe. Might be required to limit the number of students, but that would work I feel. 

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1 hour ago, Pegazus said:

If it was a two part class, could always leave the pieces with the instructor to keep safe. Might be required to limit the number of students, but that would work I feel. 

thats not a bad idea^

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On 12/27/2018 at 1:15 PM, Pegazus said:

If it was a two part class, could always leave the pieces with the instructor to keep safe. Might be required to limit the number of students, but that would work I feel. 

 

You'd have to come up with a means of conveyance from the room.  There is usually limited time to clear from a room.  I'm always stepping on the toes of the next instructor, and I don't need to be too careful with moving my stuff.

 

For the record, I too would be interested in taking a Water effects class.

 

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