Woodland Scenics Water

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by sumpter250, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I finally got to the point of using the Woodland Scenics water. The first pour kinda soaked in to the streambed, so this is the second pour. There are two more photos in the On30 Forum, "the On30 conspiracy".

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  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Here's a shot of just the stream.

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  3. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi Sumpter,

    Thats a great looking bridge to say the very least. With only two pours its sure looking great already. I'm getting ready to pour a large lake and been practicing on some scrape pieces of wood. It sure soaks up on that first pour for sure. I had a heck of a time getting the bottom painted to look good but I think I got it right now. It looks to me with a few more pours you will have it just the way you want it. Also a good looking steam engine. Have fun.

    Ron :cool:
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    When you get that lake poured, post some pictures!! Apparently, not many of us have played with this product, so any comments, good or bad, will help those who are thinking about using this stuff.
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Wow! That looks great already!
  6. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Very nice Pete:) Looks like you could get your fingers wet!!
  7. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    Have you guys noticed any shrinkage and fogging using the Realistic Water? I used it on the stores layout and there was some shrinkage of the first pour. I thinned the next pours half and half with distilled water and had a fogging problem. The fogging cleared up after about a week. I'll post some photo's later, have take some new shots on Monday.

    Dan Raitz
    Escondido, CA
  8. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Wow! That really looks great Pete.
    Very nice detail work on the streambed.
  9. Ben H

    Ben H Member

    Yes I like it - nice job.

    Gives a very real natural look to the wet and dry rocks.

    Your trestle is real right on ties in nicely with the scenery you have developed around it
  10. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Here are some photos of the water fall I made on my layout using this product.

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  11. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    And here is another. I also used WS Water Effects.

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  12. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Now that the second pour has set up, the shrinkage is defined by a "lowering of the water level" between the rocks.
    Was the shrinkage reduced by thinning with water? I would suspect that the surface tension would be less with a thinner medium, but I would also suspect the shrinkage to be greater because of evaporation of the water.
    I will have to do another pour, and see what happens.
  13. cpr_paul

    cpr_paul Member

    I've used the stuff, and I really like it - although it didn't turn out the best for me. I had fogging too, but it went away eventually.

    For me, the best thing about this product is that it doesn't STINK to high heaven! A big consideration when you're in a 600sq. ft. apartment, and aren't the only occupant!
  14. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member


    The majority of the shrinkage came on the first pour, which was straight from the bottle. All later pours were thinned and on those pours I didn't noticed the amount of shrinking as on the first one.

  15. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Hi Pete, the the water, trestle and rock look great!
    Btw the engine looks like it's getting some major work done on it too.
  16. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Thanks for that information on shrinkage. I'll thin the next pour, and see how it turns out. Where I want to add some details (like fish), it might be better to have the "water" thinner.

    The engine, a Bachmann/Athearn kitbash, is a work in progress, as is the diorama.

  17. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Pete, love the trestle & the water looks excellent as well. Where are the swans?:D

  18. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi Pete,

    It won't be until summer that I will be able to send pictures. I hav'nt got into that yet. The boy will be up here for vacation so I will be buying the equipment then. He is a wizz with one of these things and I'm surely not. I may also play around with thinning the product. I'm still not real happy with the bottom I have painted so going to full around with that somemore. With there first product I used different colors of fine turf on a slate gray base and it turned out great. This stuff is a whole lot different as it seems to suck the turf to the surface. I'll keep fooling with it and let you know how it turns out. Ron :confused:
  19. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member


    Really nicely done, Pete!

    Mind if I pop over with my fishin' pole?:D
  20. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    Here some shots of the stores layout.

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