Monday, 15 May 2017

Resin hardened, river finished

Actually the resin hardened as fast as stated on the bottle - namely in more or less 8 hours. However in my humble opinion the result is really satisfying. Especially because it was my very first workpiece with resin:
As you see it dryed cristal clear and provides nice depth to the river. Overall I didn't discern significant shrinkage. Only the edges became slightly bent up.
Yesterday I fetched my trusted rowing boat and took a couple of shots. Unfortunately as poorly illuminated as the former pictures:



After all using the two-component resin was much easier to use than I was feared. Especially the 2:1 mixing ratio is simple to handle. Now I'm pondering about using some water effect gel like Noch Wassereffekte or Woodland Scenics Water Effects to represent ripples and waves...

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  1. The result is convincing, nice looking pictures!

    For ripples and waves you can try colorless window colours, many railroad modeller use this method.

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    1. Many thanks for your kind feedback.
      To be honest the 'Water Effects Gel' by Noch I acquired looks like window colour more or less...

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  2. Great. I watched a blog using 2 part epoxy glue, works really well and he made ripples etc just by string at the right time. It's on YouTube but no idea where

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    1. That sounds like one of the vids on Luke's APS channel

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  3. Finished effect is ver, very good.

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  4. I love the pictures Stefan, what a great result.

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  5. Nice river section Stefan :)

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  6. That turned out super Stefan!

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  7. Absolutely smashing stuff Stefan!

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