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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse28 Dec 2017 3:56 p.m. PST

"Here's a sneak preview of the first test I did of making new ocean boards for my Valiant ships…."


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Cacique Caribe28 Dec 2017 4:06 p.m. PST

I too was inspired by his video:

YouTube link

Now all I need to do is put it into action. :)


Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2017 6:48 p.m. PST

I wonder if Mod Podge would work instead to 2 part resin?

BTW, thanks Tango good find. And thanks Dan for the utube link.


Cacique Caribe28 Dec 2017 8:34 p.m. PST

You're welcome!

Mod Podge is what I was thinking too. I like having the control it gives you from incremental applications. Id go with the Satin one, but definitely NOT the Glossy one. The glare is simply too distracting, specially when taking photos. Also, I'm not after wave effects, so this works for me.

However, if you are looking for wave texture, there are other options:

YouTube link

Of those options, I'd go with "the gloss gel medium from Reeves", which seems to be the same product as Liquitex, except I'd look for a Satin Version, if they have it. Matte would be too dull.



PS. In this video Terranscapes goes over a lot of things not to do. Silicon gel eventually peels off, for example. But what I did learn is to try whatever your final technique is, but on a separate piece first, before ever trying it on the actual terrain project.
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse29 Dec 2017 9:46 a.m. PST

A votre service mes amis! (smile)


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