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ive made a dam but i want realistic ooking water in it. i dont want to use ez water or any junk like that because its to expensive.
 

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QUOTE (qweasdzxc @ 14 Mar 2008, 23:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>ive made a dam but i want realistic ooking water in it. i dont want to use ez water or any junk like that because its to expensive.

Hi Queasdzxc,

In the pre-Ez Water days the only way was to paint the bottom of the waterway with various shades of green, blue, grey, brown etc., depending on the type of waterway, and then applying many, many layers of clear varnish until it looked right.

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Varnish is the answer as mentioned above.
Use quick drying acrylic varnish, (less smell for SWMBO to complain about!)
I reckon you will need about 20 coats to get a decent illusion of depth.
 

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QUOTE Water, How do i make water

take 5 cans of lager.....................................................

sorry.......

depth is actually created by the use of colour......perhaps a very dark green...graduating to lighter shades twoards the water's edge....

High gloss varnish [yacht varnish??]provides the reflective surface.....but I HAVE seen incredibly effective water created from nothing more than gloss paint!!!

i feel the problem with water is the viewing angle.......the lower the viewer's height of eye.....the better varnish looks??

important to keep water surface well dusted
 
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