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Fingerspitzengefuhl09 Nov 2017 5:52 a.m. PST

Has anyone repainted the FoW/Battlefield in a box river?
I want to paint a more realist tone and varnish, any advice welcome!

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2017 2:55 a.m. PST

As a railway modeller I have painted rivers. Some look better than others . I tend to use a very dark base of a murky blue/green . Then apply layers of gloss varnish until you get the look your looking for . Make sure the varnish is dry inbetween coats.

Take your time as well.

I think most bought off the shelf prepainted river sections don't look realistic enough from a modellers point of view. I am quite sure whatever you decide to do to it will improve the look .

Fingerspitzengefuhl10 Nov 2017 11:49 a.m. PST

Thanks Mysteron

Baranovich10 Nov 2017 9:12 p.m. PST

I second what Mysteron said about using a dark, murky color. Anything dark bluish green or even bluish black is the most realistic color you can use for a deep river as it would be seen in the daylight.

I do rivers by painting a basecoat of dark paint and then applying a layer of Mod Podge gloss sealer over it.

Mod Podge is supposed to be used as a sealer for things like puzzle projects and for sealing pictures, but wargamers have discovered that it makes a fantastically realistic water surface as well as being way cheaper than hobby-branded water effects.

Here's the Mod Podge product, which you can get at any big-box store or craft store like Michaels:


Here's how my rivers turned out using this technique:


wizbangs25 Nov 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

Nicely done Baranovich!

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