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Posted by Nofby, on 2009-06-01 14:24:11

Material research

Hey guys, I've been doing some research on set making materials and came across a nice site for terrain, scenery and modelling products. Most have probably seen the shop, but I thought I would share it with you incase some hadn't. I think I'll be using it from now on for some of my set supplies. Its really just a train scenery kind of shop. There is a Woodland Scenics UK and US online shop... http://www.ecscenics.co.uk/index1.html http://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/ The water products look really interesting and if you read the guides, it gives lots of useful tips. The tree/forest products aren't in scale, but I'm going to buy some for the miniature castle I'm building for a long shot at the beginning of my film. The castle is surrounded by trees and the canopy should work well. What do you think about the stone grey pigment (Terrain System-Liquid Pigments & Stains)? I'm not sure what it would look like though, I wouldn't want a flat grey, though I may buy it and experiment. Also, would this modelling paste... http://www.artyfect.com/heavy-carvable-modelling-paste-pr-3625.html Be good for stonework? I can't get Durhams Water putty in the UK, but I read something about modelling paste working well. (I couldn't give links as you can't link to a specific page, it redirects back to home)

Posted by castlegardener, on 2009-06-01 18:20:30

I have used the water effects from woodland scenics. It comes in tiny pellets, all you have to do is heat them in an old pan, until they melt, then pour it into your pond/lake area. I made the stream on my last film with it. It dries clear, but you can tint it I think while it is melted or just paint the ground underneath the desired color. Any bubbles or ripples in the final product after it had set up, I simply heated with a torch or heat gun and they all went away. Good stuff, a bit expensive I think but great for deep water areas.

Posted by Anim8tor Fish, on 2009-06-02 13:13:24

Don't know about the modelling paste, but woodland scenics is ace. There used to be a model shop near me that sold loads of their stuff, but it closed down due to the resession...:( It's best to find a model shop near you and go in there so you can see the products for real, and ask for any help you need. Like I said, woodland scenics is awsome :D Marnik www.morilyon.blogspot.com