Well, after what seemed to take for ever the Realistic Water started to set which then enabled me to manipulate it before it was left to completely go off. Together with Woodland Scenics Water Effects I managed to eventually build up the “running water” into something like a fast flowing white water river. When completely dry certain areas were dry brushed with Winsor and Newton Titanium White oil colour.
Where appropriate, the front of the canoe and by the paddles, I tried to create the image of cutting through the water. All in all I’m reasonably pleased with this one but I’ll leave that for others to judge rather than me. To give it some perspective the model stands 6 inches (15cm) tall and is about 3 1/2 inches (9cm) wide.
There is definitely an art to creating water that looks realistic and this is an area I may look to explore more in the future as I have more to learn for sure. For me though the jury is out with Woodland Scenics. Ideally it would be good to find something less liquid that can be molded but still dries clear (bathroom sealent?). It may well be that Woodland Scenics offer the best products for this sort of thing but I can’t help but think there must be others available and possibly cheaper too. Something to investigate ahead of any future diorama I do with water.
If anyone knows of other products I would love to hear from you! In the meanwhile some images of the end result.