Modeling water with EZ Water

Modeling water with EZ Water

Post by Arthur Armstron » Sat, 26 Dec 1998 04:00:00



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> (3) is there another substance i might consider using to do water scenery
> that will take color or is more effective than EZ water?

I have never used EZ water but I have used Envirotex.  It can be colored
with floquil - and perhaps other lacquers.  It can be put down in layers
with each colored a little differently if you choose.  Otherwise it is
virtually transparent.  

drawbacks - putting in wave action is delicate and time sensitive. it is
toxic (epoxy-like) and has an odor until it sets.  It requires some care
in preparation to make sure the parts are thoroughly mixed. It has a
high viscosity so you have to be careful in trying to pour to a
waterline - the material will pile-up where you pour it and then settle
and rise above the expected water line. It is permanent - no re-melting
as with EZ water. It is expensive - I don't know how it compares with EZ
water for a given volume.

Good luck - sometimes you just have to do it!

Art Armstrong

 
 
 

Modeling water with EZ Water

Post by Gary Lenhof » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Two questions I would appreciate help with -- I have never worked with EZ
water before:

(1) anyone have tips on how to remove air bubbles from EZ water as it
hardens ?  WS recommends a heat gun -- any other thoughts/ideas?

(2) Can you add anything to EZ water in its liquid state (stain, paint,
etc.) that will give it a translucent appearance (i.e. muddy water) rather
than it drying transparent?  Alternatively, can you paint it with a diluted
stain to give it an opaque appearance and then put another thin coating of
EZ water on top if that?

(3) is there another substance i might consider using to do water scenery
that will take color or is more effective than EZ water?

Thanks for your help!

 
 
 

Modeling water with EZ Water

Post by Mike Do » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00


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>(3) is there another substance i might consider using to do water scenery
>that will take color or is more effective than EZ water?

There have been many articles over the years in the model railroad
press on making water.  One approach is to paint the coloring on a
piece of wood or hardboard (using an airbrush), then apply several
coats of varnish or EnviroTex.  Just because it's "water" doesn't mean
that it has to be thick.

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