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Video — Using varnish for modeling ditch water
« on: January 10, 2020, 01:14:34 PM »
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Re: Video — Using varnish for modeling ditch water
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 03:07:30 PM »
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doesn't varnish take quite a long time to dry completely, even if just using it for 1/16 inch thickness ??? and doesn't varnish [not polyurethane]  dry with a bit of a yellow tinge ??

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Re: Video — Using varnish for modeling ditch water
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2020, 03:56:01 PM »
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I’ve used polyurethane varnish with good results in small still water features like drainage ditches. In many locales, tannin in the water gives a yellowish/brownish tint to the water. In any case, if you’re modeling anything other than clear mountain streams, this method might be something to consider.

If you’re looking to build up a thick “water” layer, I’d use a different method.