If you're planning on adding a water scene to your layout or diorama then you'll certainly be interested in watching this tutorial. It's full of tips, tricks and techniques that will help you get the best result you can when it comes time to modeling your own water scene.
It's quite a long tutorial... It's the longest tutorial I've filmed so far but when it comes to modeling rivers it's something I don't want to just breeze over, rivers can be easy to mess up so I've made sure to give you all you need to know in order to successfully model your very own river scene.
Getting a good rippling effect can also take some practice when using the airbrush technique, so that is another reason to do a small test piece first. The good news about the ripple effect when using Mod Podge is that if you aren't happy with result the Mod Podge will easily peel away from the resin once it has dried.
Hope you enjoy the video and if you too have some tips or techniques feel free to share them in the comments.
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If you're a follower of my YouTube channel you may be thinking not much has been happening for the past month... In fact I've been very busy building the river diorama that will feature in the next tutorial.
The tutorial has been in the process of filming for at least the last 3 weeks and I just finished filming, all up there is over 12 hours of raw video footage that needs compiling and editing however this process can happen quite quickly.
I'm hoping to condense the footage down to a tutorial that will be about 25 - 30 minutes long.
The river is made using Envirotex Lite which is a high quality two part epoxy resin.
It's very easy to use and the results really speak for them self. Ripples are added using mod podge gloss which is quite a common medium to use for adding soft ripples however I took it a step further in order to get the prefect looking ripples for a medium flowing river as can be seen in the top photo and the photo below.
The technique is thoroughly explained in the tutorial.
I'm working very hard to get this video finished, I expect it to be completed before this weekend... possibly a couple of days earlier.