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#64148
Cavern: WS Realistic Water 7 Months, 1 Week ago  
Hello, All. I just wanted to get an idea of what the community is thinking about this:

I am getting a lot of painted pieces, but some of the floors and walls seem like they are begging for...a SLIGHT bit more.

Straight Wall "B," Curved Corner "B" Maybe even Floor "A" seem like they would take REALLY well to a small amount of WS Realistic Water dropped over them, just to give those areas a small bit of glossy sheen, specifically the "pools" in the walls.

I am going to do this with my tiles....but I am thinking about doing it for the lava set as well.

It feels like the gloss within the lava might be...too much.

Thoughts?
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#64151
Re:Cavern: WS Realistic Water 7 Months, 1 Week ago  
I don't have any experience with Realistic Water, but the epoxy resin I tested with my current Dwarvenite tiles tended to crack even with shallow pours due to the flexibility of the material (admittedly I did give the piece a good twisting to test it out). I'll be using Tamiya clear acrylic paints for my water effects with the cavern tiles. A mixture of clear gloss with 2 parts clear blue and one part clear green resulted in a nice translucent turquoise that held up to all the punishment I gave it. I initially only planned to syringe some into the small pools in the walls and floors, but I think I'll try a layer of this on my water cavern tiles as well (after some varnish, so it doesn't mess up the paint).
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#64152
Re:Cavern: WS Realistic Water 7 Months, 1 Week ago  
Himajin wrote:
I don't have any experience with Realistic Water, but the epoxy resin I tested with my current Dwarvenite tiles tended to crack even with shallow pours due to the flexibility of the material (admittedly I did give the piece a good twisting to test it out). I'll be using Tamiya clear acrylic paints for my water effects with the cavern tiles. A mixture of clear gloss with 2 parts clear blue and one part clear green resulted in a nice translucent turquoise that held up to all the punishment I gave it. I initially only planned to syringe some into the small pools in the walls and floors, but I think I'll try a layer of this on my water cavern tiles as well (after some varnish, so it doesn't mess up the paint).


Try Mod Podge. shop.hobbylobby.com/products/16-ounce-gloss-mod-podge-184002/
I have used Realistic Water but not with Dwarvenite. I think it will work because of my experience with Water Effect. It is very flexible. Often products that work with model RR will not survive table top gaming. I have had good luck with Realistic water. I have had better luck with Mod Podge for gaming than for model/diorama work. Realistic water is better for both.



WIP photo of Water Effect small foot print water fall.



Realist Water used to match the resin cave water tiles



Mod Podge used for river. This is only one coat. Some people use as many as 30 coats.
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#64156
Re:Cavern: WS Realistic Water 7 Months, 1 Week ago  
That Realistic Water does look great, and if it's stable on dwarvenite I'd be tempted, but I think the local Tamiya clear paints (about a dollar a jar here in Japan) are the best option for me. I've been playing around with them for a while, and they look good enough that I can't justify paying to have something like Realistic Water shipped over.
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#64158
Re:Cavern: WS Realistic Water 7 Months, 1 Week ago  
Oldmanwillow wrote:

WIP photo of Water Effect small foot print water fall.




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#64177
Re:Cavern: WS Realistic Water 7 Months, 1 Week ago  
Galladril, if everything you want to do is give a glossy finish to some area of your pieces, perhaps a varnish could be easier for you to use. If you look at oldmanwillow's waterfalls, realistic water sometimes is not 100% transparent. Also, realistic water can sometimes become tacky if you use too much of it. One of the most common varnish you can find for what I understand are your needs is Liquitex ultra glossy, available in most art and crafts stores. Mod Podge is also sometimes not 100% transparent, unless that's what you're aiming for.
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#64178
Re:Cavern: WS Realistic Water 7 Months, 1 Week ago  
As long as you fill it in 1/8" pours it should not get tacky. You just need to let it dry and then add another. Properly applied it is great! Much better than any varnish IMHO. It could have something to do with your colder climate Biowizard. His waterfalls are not clear because he is using Water Effects which is not as clear and that is done purposely to give some definition to it.
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#64180
Re:Cavern: WS Realistic Water 7 Months, 1 Week ago  
Again, that depends of what your needs are. If you want a simple gloss, use a varnish. If you want a little depth, use Realistic Water. If you want real depth, use resin.
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#64183
Re:Cavern: WS Realistic Water 7 Months, 1 Week ago  
Agreed. Only issue with resin and a waterfall modular piece is it not being flexible to stand up to gaming.
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#64184
Re:Cavern: WS Realistic Water 7 Months, 1 Week ago  
biowizard wrote:
Again, that depends of what your needs are. If you want a simple gloss, use a varnish. If you want a little depth, use Realistic Water. If you want real depth, use resin.


We all have our favorites. I often recommend Mod Podge because you can buy it at Walmart. It is also available in Europe. Mod Podge is used as a water effect rater than varnish.

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I like clear resin too. I don't recommend it for beginners. We have a lot of them here.
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#64194
Re:Cavern: WS Realistic Water 7 Months, 1 Week ago  
I would, literally, be taking a pipette, and dropping in 1 or 2 drops of RW to each "water area" in the walls. I am not looking to create extreme depth, nor do I want to create "ripples," so water effects and resin is out.

Gloss varnish, though...that might be an idea.....
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