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Offline Bravo Six

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Painting standing water
« on: June 04, 2014, 08:05:19 AM »
Lads,

I'm about to paint a couple of the Ainsty water troughs for my Vietnam village, and I was wondering what color/colors to use to paint standing water? Anyone have experience with this? My typical recipe is much too blue and bright.

Thanks in advance.

-Todd

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Re: Painting standing water
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 08:34:02 AM »
I tend to do a dark coat at the bottom, a coat or two of gloss varnish, a few tickles of a lighter coat, more varnish. For a water trough I'd tempted to use a brown or tannish khaki, or maybe just gloss varnish.


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Re: Painting standing water
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 08:44:34 AM »
Thanks Phil. Makes perfect sense. What type of gloss do you use for such a small area? I know Vallejo makes Gloss and Matte.

-Todd

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Re: Painting standing water
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 05:09:41 PM »
I use Humbrol enamel gloss. Mainly because I know it works and I use that for mini's anyway so I have some around. I have tried it with pva, which works but tends to be slower and not as tough. Poured deep and it sets only in places and leaves a most unattractive white sediment within the sealed bit, messy to remove too - like a pva sandwich.
If you're just thinking of pure varnish you can just pour it but don't go deeper than 2-3mm at a time because it will take an age to set, and can even ripple.

Here's one I did earlier  ;)


Just painted green in the vat and then topped off with varnish. Also if you go too thick, which I did with this one, in being a bit lazy with it, it will brown too - but I'm happy with the result.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2014, 05:14:43 PM by 6milPhil »

 

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