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How To Make Realist Melting Ice
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 Posted: Wed Jun 22nd, 2016 06:38 pm
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Below are my techniques for making realistic melting BLOCK ICE.  The only 2 things you need are: #1 Hot Glue Gun and #2 Gloss Mod Podge.

I To make the ice, I squirt small amounts of hot glue onto wax paper.  After the glue dries, I peel it off and cut it into cubes.  I use Elmer's White Glue to glue the cubes onto my project. When dry and set, I coat the cubes and any area I want to appear wet with gloss Mod Podge.

To make the appearance of watering melting and dripping off of a platform, I again use Hot Glue.  Whenever a glue gun is plugged in and while it is heating up, it will drip a thin string of glue.  I let these strings harden and use them as dripping water as shown in the 2nd photo.

Thanks for looking,
D.A.




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The blocks, and the puddle are great!!

Not so much the dripping--to many gallons per minute there--


How about a small thread of the Mod-Podge, stretched to the point of breaking? The master styrene modelers do that with pieces of heated sprue, that the parts are attached to, with stunning---but fragile--results.

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Herb Kephart wrote: The blocks, and the puddle are great!!

Not so much the dripping--to many gallons per minute there--


How about a small thread of the Mod-Podge, stretched to the point of breaking? The master styrene modelers do that with pieces of heated sprue, that the parts are attached to, with stunning---but fragile--results.

Herb

Thanks Herb.  Yep, I did some over kill on the melting/dripping . . .let's say it was a hot day! Actually the water run/drip looks larger in the photo than in person.  I've seen the melted pieces of sprue used mainly for ship's rigging, power lines, and antenna.   I've never tried to stretch the Mod-Podge, but have peeled off thicker pieces, and it is quite rubbery.

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