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Foamy Water: Waterfalls or Whitecapped Waves

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Foamy Water: Waterfalls or Whitecapped Waves
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 7, 2001 9:35 AM
What is the best way to make foamy water, such as waterfalls, whitecapped waves or boats' prop washes? I am interested in making a waterfall on my fixed layout and a rapidly flowing stream on a module. A harbor scene might be a future consideration, with boats cruising around.
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Posted by gerryleone on Wednesday, February 7, 2001 12:07 PM
David -- You could try using clear Silicon caulking, then drybrushing the tops of the waves with white paint. I did a little diorama using this technique and it works great, especially since the Silicon is clear and shiny.

Also, check the all-time index on this website (I believe there's a link on the main page) for "waterfalls." There were a few articles in MR in the past several years that had some wonderful techniques -- I believe one was only several months ago.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 25, 2001 4:39 PM
Check out Geoff Nott's aticle, December 2000, edition of Model Railroader. This article will answer all of your questions. 100% Clear Silicon Seal,is best. Any work with it, needs to be done in a ventilated area. Practice with it first, to get the desired texture. Tree Roots, can be made with it too! And, it will accept Testors "Flat" Model Paint.
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Posted by snowey on Thursday, March 22, 2001 12:28 AM
You might try using Acrylic Gloss Medium. Dave Fray tell how to use this method in his book "BUILDING REALISTIC MODEL RAILROAD SCENERY". Also, theres a lot of exxellent articles in Model Railroader.
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