Help! and what do ya think...

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Sir_Prize, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Here are shots of a Diorama i'm doing for a friend.
    My problem is the water... it Fogged on me. :curse:

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  2. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Here are some more shots...

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  3. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    ...and this is wher I built it...

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  4. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    What did I do wrong?

    I used Woodland Scenics Water, sealed the bottom, poured 1/8th deep layers (let dry for 24hrs between each), and I don't smoke.
    Was it the Elmers that some items were glued down with, the Acrylic Jean Paint for the fish?
    Did the sun cook it? Arrggghhh!!
    Thanks for looking and any help.
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Ken: I think there's something in the old threads about water fogging. I think you blast it with a hair dryer and it clears, but DON'T TRUST ME.
    Are those koi or autumn leaves on the pond?
  6. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    WOW! That's REALLY beautiful sirprize!!! jawdrop What's it for? Love those trees, and espically those lil' koi!
  7. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    David- Yup! Koi. Old threads... possible Hair Dryer fix... I'll look. Thanks

    Miles- Thanks. Modest as I am, I think its looking ok, too.

    Still need to fix the water, paper the walls, some oriental path lights/lanterns, and a bridge over the ravine. Might even do some fiber optics for "real" lights.

    This is going to be a Peace and Tranquilty spot for a friend. He likes Oriental things; Yin-Yang, etc. He can look at it on his desk and picture himself in the scene. Perhaps doing Tai-chi by the weeping willow or in the dojo, maybe walking the path, or sitting/standing on the dock, or crossing the bridge over the ravine (gotta build it).
  8. ding chavez

    ding chavez Member

    thats one of those japanese houses right? are you going to put paper in the doors/windows?
  9. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

    Very beautiful job, even with the foggy water.
    Where did you get the fish?
  10. abutt

    abutt Member

    Fine work...

    Looks like a scene from Madama Butterfly!
  11. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan


    I have used the WS Realistic Water myself and found that it will fog during the drying/curing process. As time passes it clears up. The deeper the water is the longer it takes. For the stream on the Passenger Station Diorama I think it took about two weeks before it was totally clear.
  12. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Tom- Thanks for the advise and encouragement. I'll see what happens.

    CharlesH- made them with smears of Jean paint on a sewing needle.

    Ding C- Yup, matter of fact hit a Micheal's and picked up some tissue paper (ivory color).
    Got enough to put windows in about oh... 150 housews like it.

    abutt- Thanks it kinda what i was shoot'n for.
  13. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Ken that stuff works better if you keep it at 1\16" and 48 hours between pours. But like Tom says it will probably clear up in time. The overall scene looks good!
  14. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    tyson- Thanks for the tip and the comment. Let's see 1/16 (not 1/8) and 48hrs got it. the way things well with you?
  15. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    I'm done

    Well I finished the Dio for my friend.
    I see the bad in it, but everyone syays it's great.
    Your thoughts...
    The Front and left side in image "1" and the back and right in image "2"

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  16. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    3) The right side with the Bridge and Gorge with Waterfall
    4) The left side with the Gate, Patch, and bench.

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  17. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    5) The pond up close... Like the Koi?
    6) The Torii and the bench at the end of the path.

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  18. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    A couple shots in the dark... (umm... ya... bad pun)

    From above and the Lantern (it flickers and is a Foiber optic cable)...

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  19. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Nice work, and the finished project is very nicely presented in that display case.

  20. zedob

    zedob Member

    That is such a great dio, even if there isn't a train in sight.. Beautiful work.:thumb: I couldn't tell if the water was still foggy, did it go away? The fish are great. They really look like koi. I'm sure your friend is going to be very happy. I would. Especially with the outcome.

    This is such a great and flexible hobby and it's great to see the skills learned from "playing with trains" have use(s) elswhere. I've found so many non-MRRing uses for the techniques I've learned from MRRing, that I've quit counting.

    Great Job!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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