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A River Runs Through It ! ... Well A Creek Anyway
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 Posted: Sun May 22nd, 2011 03:43 pm
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Just thought I'd show this as I had the photo's in front of me.

Added a small creek running through a shelf diorama for an On30 display.

First marking where the creek will run.

Note that it enters between some topography for visual effect.





Next a butane-torch is used to melt the creek bed and banks.









The creek bed is painted with greens and browns.





When Ballasting I use decomposed granite $5 for 25lbs at Home Depot.

Paving Sand.

Several different sizes are sifted out and put into containers.

This makes great river and creek bottoms and cheap too.

Added some green ground cover and some river debris and the bridge parts.

All soaked in 50% white glue and water and left to dry. :time:





At either end a dam of plastic (yogurt container tops) is glued with acrylic sealant.

These will be removed when the water is set.

Next comes the pour of Magic Water.

Awesome stuff, 2-part clear-epoxy with very little odor.

This has a set time of 24 hours so make sure you cover the area and let it set....:time:



Water effects to come ;)




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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 06:01 pm
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Paul

Nice creek bed, but I can only see the one picture.
The pictures linked from the nscale.com forum are not displayed.
Maybe it's only for members access?

Juergen



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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 09:40 pm
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Good catch thanks.

Here they all are.

Plus here is one with reed grass added.

(I like to add this after the pour so that no wicking occurs).

Then Mod Podge added at the edges and for the water effect.

Those photos to come.




 



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Good describtion Paul,

thank you,

Juergen



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wow, that looks great!

 

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Found this excellent scenery tip from a time back.
It looks like a good technique for foam scenery builders.

Anyone else tried using a blow torch on foamboard ? ?
It looks very effective for a creek bed.

Cheers

Rob

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Thanks, I will be doing it again on my next shelf layout.



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It's amazing how fast a project's looks can go from, "man, I don't know..." immediately to, "WOW, that looks great!"
Good job!



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