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Title: Woodland Scenics Water Effects
Post by: SteamGene on July 06, 2009, 05:29:07 PM
Has anybody else used Water effects?  It seems like the Alexander Falls of Mickie's Run is a bit too much for one bottle.  It has a nice ripple effect, but is too transparent for the most part and the bed can be seen.  Any thoughts on painting it gloss white? 
Gene


Title: Re: Woodland Scenics Water Effects
Post by: the Bach-man on July 06, 2009, 09:42:20 PM
Dear Gene,
Used in conjunction with their Realistic Water, I've had excellent results. I only do small white water areas, though; I've never tried a large waterfall.
Have fun!
the Bach-man


Title: Re: Woodland Scenics Water Effects
Post by: Paul M. on July 08, 2009, 09:28:04 PM
They say that if you pour WS Realistic Water on a nonstick cooking sheet and wait for it to dry, once it has dried and you pop it off you'll have a nice waterfall. I haven't tried this, though, and can't vouch for how well it works.


Title: Re: Woodland Scenics Water Effects
Post by: SteamGene on July 09, 2009, 06:22:36 PM
No - Realistic Water is poured directly on the surface.  Water Effects goes on the non-stick.  It does look good - but most of it is too transparent - to make the surface coverage I needed, it was too thin.  I get the disturbed effect of the waterfall, but not the white color of disturbed water. 
Gene


Title: Re: Woodland Scenics Water Effects
Post by: lwmlwm44 on July 16, 2009, 11:15:45 PM
For my waterfalls I use clear silicone caulking for tub and tile.   Running strips of it on a piece of waxed paper and then using a toothpick pull the toothpick thru the strands to kind of break them up a bit and pul the entire length of the fall.   I have found out the more strands you use and the thicker the water fall the finished result isn't as transparent and takes on a bit of a white effect.   Also If you prick the strands at the bottom of the fall you can make the splashing effect and some folks dry brush a bit of white paint on the water to get the white cap and foaming effect.

Larry


Title: Re: Woodland Scenics Water Effects
Post by: jsmvmd on July 20, 2009, 09:13:52 AM
Dear Gene,

I believe Harold Minkwitz described how to do rapids and waterfalls on his website. Have not been there in a while.

Saw a demo of the Woodland Scenics products at the Pittsburgh train show, Nov '06 or so.  Very nice products.

Best Wishes,

Jack


Title: Re: Woodland Scenics Water Effects
Post by: Terry Toenges on July 20, 2009, 12:28:06 PM
I haven't used the WS water stuff. Is it possible to mix food coloring or maybe "candy apple" transparent  type paint with it before pouring?


Title: Re: Woodland Scenics Water Effects
Post by: SteamGene on July 20, 2009, 06:43:07 PM
I'm wondering if the Woodland Scenics "water effects" isn't anything other than silicone calking in a smaller, more expensive package! :o
Gene


Title: Re: Woodland Scenics Water Effects
Post by: Tylerf on July 22, 2009, 12:14:38 AM
Modelrailroader has done a few articles on water effects and they say to I believe dry brush white onto the dried ripples. In my expirience with the stuff, I like it a lot. It goes a long way with one bottle, mines not even done yet and I've done a ton of work with it.


Title: Re: Woodland Scenics Water Effects
Post by: Santa Fe buff on July 22, 2009, 09:15:03 PM
I think Woodland Scenics has a demonstration on their website.

Joshua