Test Trail Water Effects Using Toilet Paper
Test Trail Water Effects Using Toilet Paper:
Now, I am no way an expert, so what you see here is purely amateurish. Compared to some of the water effects I've seen by amazing artist, this cannot be compared. So go easy on me and perhaps some tips. Thank you.
I used a model kit that I bought second hand from someone at a model show. The container ship was used as a test subject.
Here is a test trail of my first ever, at modeling sea and waves. I am considering my first water diorama, and decided to do a test to see how I can achieve the results I wanted to get. I have seen many many videos on how different modelers go about getting the effects I have always wanted to get. Most were complicated, whilst others were not satisfactory enough.
But then, I came across one U-tuber who used a cheap and simple method that I decided that this would be the one to try out. The process has been around, as I have checked others,who have used this method, dating back to 2004. I guess it dates back even further but the results are stunning, none-the-less.
The method? Toilet paper! Yep! You read me right. Talk about cheap and easily available. This method is not also easy and readily available, but cheap too. I like stuff like this. The results are very satisfactory, at least in my eyes. Like I mention, this is my first trial and the results speak for themselves. I sculpted the ship diorama with toilet paper, and toke my time to create the waves.
I used Liquidtex Gel medium and Clear medium to accentuate the waves and to give the water some shine. I like the results so far but still need to do more test, until I get the right effect.
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