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#1 Horsepower

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Posted 20 March 2022 - 04:49 AM

Does anyone have an idea or ideas or maybe a video tutorial on how to build a lake that looks realistic? I have one of the old Car Model series but it is in black and white and kind of faded. Anything would be a help.


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Posted 20 March 2022 - 06:03 AM

I can only recommend checking out model railroading sites. 


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Posted 20 March 2022 - 06:12 AM

 Woodland Scenic has a book on how to do it and a resin to do it with. It's actually pretty easy to do. It's not cheap.

 

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Posted 20 March 2022 - 07:37 AM

Maybe go to YouTube and search for "making a diorama lake"


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Posted 20 March 2022 - 08:46 AM

Pappy is right. Or ask a model railroader. I use fiberglass resin for my water scenes, but it has to be done in thin layers since it shrinks quite a bit. It does have a very realistic color that closely resembles real standing water. You can even do a waterfall using stranded fiberglass mat, pulling it apart into small batches of strands and laying it into the first coat of resin in a vertical pattern. Do the scenery around the water feature after the resin has fully cured.

 

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Although you can't see them in this picture, there are fish, turtles and beaver in the water.

 

 


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Posted 20 March 2022 - 09:13 AM

go to youtube, type in "model railroad lake", there are plenty of videos


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Posted 20 March 2022 - 12:18 PM

You may want to check into table top gaming videos too. Those guys are doing some crazy water scenes with less expensive products like toilet paper and clear varnish.


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