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Foot Slogger Inactive Member28 Dec 2011 2:55 a.m. PST

Does anyone know if there is in NZ a epoxy that can be used for making rivers?
I have tried Resene and PPG but they don't have anything in their ranges.
My last resort is Woodland Scenics, as I would prefer a one pour result.

Andrew Beasley Inactive Member28 Dec 2011 7:05 a.m. PST

Not sure if this would help YouTube link

The guy on the video mentions Glass Coat during the table build walk through (start 2:48 ish) as a two part timber finish.

Going by is accent he is more your side of the world than mine…

For me – I would never use WS Realistic Water again – bubble and shrinkage is horrible to get off the table. They have a 'new and improved' but really reluctant to try it.



I ended up using Flex Paste and paint:


Main site:

Jovian1 Inactive Member28 Dec 2011 8:55 a.m. PST

I used transparent paints from Createx mixed with Heavy Gloss Gel from the Golden Acrylic line of products to produce this water effect for my naval games and for water on my Japanese Castle layout. Links to the photos are here:



This effect works well and after it is dry, you can lightly dry brush the tips of the water for the wave breaking effects. It is not a "one pour" solution, but it looks very nice and with different paints you can get a variety of looks to the waves.

For the process you essentially prime your surface with Gesso (I use white because it reflects through the transparent paint better) and then you can paint gray or other color gradations to indicate depth. After that has dried, you simply squirt the blue you want to use onto the surface and then apply LOTS of the Golden Heavy Gel Gloss medium onto the surface. Using an old brush simply begin mixing the paint and the gel and then "stiple" the gel to get it to stand up by pressing the brush straight down into the paint/gel medium and lifting up. You can make waves, surface detail, and you can spread the paint to make it thinner so it is more transparent, or thicker to make it deeper in the color of your choice. The process is fairly quick and very easy to do. It gets to be a bit expensive if you are doing large sections of terrain, but the end result is very nice. I've done four boards which are 2' x 4' sized sections for my sea battles, plus the sections of the Japanese Castle layout pictured above. After the gel sets (about 12 hours), I went back in and lightly dry-brushed white over the tips of the peaks making the waves. Best of luck on your project and post links to photos when you get it done!

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