Leon, don't know which product you've choosen, but I remember when using Vallejo wave effects myself on a diorama it took endless until it became clear though it wasn't much. Easily a month, I really can't tell exactly because I didn't look after it every day.
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Tobi,i used Liquitex modeling paste mixed with blue and green paint for the base color.I thought I grabbed the Liquitex gloss gel for the wakes and accidentally grabbed the paste and applied it and that's why it didn't dry clear.I did a little more searching on the gel and depending on the application it will dry from clear to opaque.No real harm done,just a little extra work is all.I started on the bow wave with the gel this time and it's drying fine.
No worries on your pic buddy,water effects look good.
Evening guys,problem solved! Seems I grabbed the modeling paste instead of the gel by mistake.Now for an update. I started building up the bow wave with the gel this time and added some water coming out from the side of the hull.I be using the gel to build up the stern wake also.
Post by deafpanzer on Sept 15, 2015 13:38:13 GMT -5
I am glad that you got to build the kit because I know I will probably never build it one day. You should be proud especially being your first water based diorama. It can be addictive... I want to do more after my mini-sub build.
Evening fellas,as the title says I'm getting impatient with the Mrs.We were supposed to start painting last Sunday but ended up doing another cooking marathon.It looks like I'm going solo on this as I have less than a week before Armorcon.Started painting the bow wave and wakes white.Going to let this dry overnight and build up the bow wake a little more tomorrow.I'm liking it so far.Hope you like the progress.
Got to second that! Exquisite result on the waves. Looking very realistic.
The only addition I would make is a little dirt on the upper side of the amtrak, to have a little contrast. I'm even thinking of masking of the sides in a wavy pattern and then making a little dust wash, to illustrate where the hull has been swept clean from the water. Some clear gloss sprinkles... just an idea.
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Water looks spot on Leon! But, I have to agree with Tobi - at the moment the model sort of looks bone-dry. Maybe also add some AK Wet Effects around the lower parts of the hull? Other than that though: massive Thumbs Up!
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