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Grubes
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Posted - 10/06/2015 :  10:27:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From a bit further away and one from a lower angle.








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MarkF
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Posted - 10/06/2015 :  11:05:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, that looks really good. How easy was it to apply?

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/07/2015 :  06:38:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


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Grubes
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Posted - 10/11/2015 :  9:06:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mark,

Exceptionally easy. I used the gel pictured below and applied it as described in Troels Kirk's instructions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMtXDlS0Tdg






My gel layer was about 1/16" thick and it dried within a few hours. I also used a light ink wash over some areas after the gel dried which gave the illusion of some more depth to the water and also left the transparency.

Another technique I used was applying a second coat of gel that filled in the areas between wave peaks that were too high. I'm modeling relatively calm water with just a little ripple.


I've also started the shoreline with plaster embedded paper. Even in white it starts to finish the shape and looks a lot nicer than the pink foam edge.












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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/12/2015 :  06:33:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks almost like sea foam from a distance.

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Grubes
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Posted - 10/20/2015 :  12:02:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not much progress, but have continued with the water treatment and started on the seawall. Below is a picture of the real Willis Wharf and my beginning of the scene.






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Posted - 10/20/2015 :  12:15:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your making great progress Dave! Looks great!

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Grubes
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Posted - 10/24/2015 :  8:24:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mark.

A bit more work on the seawall with start of the shore. I'm using sanded grout for the beach area. Some of the grout is still damp, the lighter color in the upper right is the true color.






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Grubes
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Posted - 10/26/2015 :  07:10:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've added some rock work and a bit more acrylic glaze to the water.










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Posted - 10/26/2015 :  07:37:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very realistic!

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Posted - 10/26/2015 :  08:29:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the way your water looks, Dave. It looks like acrylic gel is the way to go.

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Grubes
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Posted - 10/26/2015 :  10:27:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike.

George,
I think if you're looking for water with waves I'd definitely go with the acrylic gel. If you're looking for a calm glassy affect, I'm not sure it's the best choice. I haven't tried diluting it to see if it would flow and give a smooth surface, possibly use acrylic paint thinner, but it is a bit sticky to apply and is hard to get totally smooth straight out of the container.



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Grubes
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Posted - 11/08/2015 :  2:11:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Since my last post I redid the sand using a lighter color. My original sand had too much of a yellow tint particularly under my lighting. So after some experimentation, I'm now using Snow White Grout that seems to be closer to the white/grey look I'm after.

Have also added a small pier and some more seawall along with adding a bit of grass to see how it might look.









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Posted - 11/08/2015 :  5:20:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice!

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