Friday 6 February 2009

Scenic Water

I have been a bit quite on the painting front this week, but I haven't been idle. I have been prepping some new models to work on (more on that in a later post) but I have also been experimenting with a new (to me at least) product.

I bought a tub of Scenic Water by Deluxe Materials a few weeks ago from 4D Model Shop and have been wanting to try it out before using it on a finished model. This material is like a rubbery gel and can be melted, poured, set and remelted as needed. I found that I could put a required amount of gel in a small ceramic tub and melt it either as suggested by placing the tub in hot water or by nuking it in the microwave for 5 seconds. I also conducted a few experiments adding colour (acrylic paint) to the liquid to create a slightly more opaque finish. I'm not entirely happy with the end result so more experiments are needed until I get the desired result.

Deluxe Materials also do a two part crystal clear resin that might be better suited to my needs. I have used resin in the past (see Gelatinous Cube) although I found the whole process rather 'messy'.

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