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Can anyone recommend a suitable material/substance for reproducing a water scene. I am building a dock scene with a small river inlet which I would like to have the water showing slight ripples on.

Many thanks in advance
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I used ordinary glazing putty to get a gently undulating surface for the water on Port Abel. Once it had set I painted it in an uneven blue/green mix with yellow/cream faded in where the slipway runs into the water. The painted surface then had several layers of varnish applied. It is quite amusing at exhibitions to watch children (and some adults) prod it with their fingers to see if it is wet.



By way of a contrast the muddy water on Earles Quay is wet. It's cold milky tea or coffee and needs to be poured away before the layout is transported!

 

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Many thanks, both great ideas and impressive results, I should have thought of resin and I have some left over from repairing my boat in october an excellent way of using it up.

I will do a test piece on both methods and see which I work better.

Once again many thanks

Andy
 
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