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Storm The Castle Diorama Part 7e : The Moat, Water Effects continued

In this part of the tutorial we finish off the moat by adding the ripple effects to the water.

Part 1 (The beginning) of this tutorial is right here



To make the waves in the water I use a product called Gloss Gel Medium. The medium is the thickness. If you want larger waves and a more dramatic water scene you can use a Heavy gloss gel.



Liquitex Professional Gloss Gel, Medium, 8 Ounce


troweling on liquitex

Swirl it onto the lexan. I use small swirls and lay it on medium thick. I am using a popsicle stick. This is all very important and you have a lot of control in how it will look. Experiment with different tools and brushes. And experiment with different size swirls and strokes.


Covering the whole water body with liquitex

Continue swirling on the liquitex until all of the water is covered.


Getting the details

Once you are done you can clean up the edges with a cotton swab.

And that's it! The Moat is done. It will take several days to dry and the white will disappear into a nice clear water. In this picture it still needs a little more drying. There is just a little bit of white left.

The water effect looks good


Let's Continue with the tutorial (Part 8)


Waterfall in a diorama

A Waterfall in a diorama

Actually pretty easy to make a great looking waterfall if you know the right tools and techniques. I have it right here: Make a waterfall in a diorama


Water effect in a diorama

Inexpensive way to make water in a diorama These pictures and this tutorial was submitted by a web visitor (Ryan) He gives us some tips on how to inexpensively make water in a diorama. He uses caulk and paint. And in this naval scene diorama he even adds the water spouts for dropped bombs! Water in a naval diorama


Water and a boat

Water effects tips and techniques

Here is a nice tutorial on water effects submitted by a web visitor (Cristi). He shows us step by step how to make some nice effects and also shows us some experiments and alternate techniques. Water effects tips and techniques