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Patrick Davey

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Finding a workable technique for creating a water scene creates a lot of discussion, and the lady in this video demonstrates an interesting one:


Video link from a recent Scale Model Scenery email.

The technique uses toilet paper (maybe suitable for flush glazing too?) and PVA glue as well as a water-based gloss varnish and LOTS of drying time between the application of layers.  Not using resin appeals to me because I can never get it right, too many bubbles etc.  My son and I made a viking longship over mid term and to represent the sea I used DAS clay - drinking straws were used as a foundation for the waves, and blue paint was used with white streaks on the wave tops.  Cotton wool was used to represent the spray.  Obviously a basic colouring of the sea (too tropical for Irish waters!) but I was happy enough with the texture.

Definitely interested in the toilet paper technique for future projects though.






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