[Hon30] – Water through the creek

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 30 December 2015


today, I’ve an update on my Hon30 layout. As I decided to make a creek on the new segment, I had to found a way to model the water. After research on the internet, I decided to use products from NOCH, which are the same as Woodland Realistic Water and Water Effects.

First I added some stones from plaster pieces to the river bed and gave everything a coat of paint to give the basic structure to the creek. BTW, most creeks in the area I live are simple as this one and no rocky and whirling rivers.

Next I applied the first layer of Realisitc Water. It’s important to follow the instructions. Each layer should be max. 3mm thick and needs to dry for 24h. During this time, it will shrunk by 50%. If you’re not sure how this material work, you might make a test piece outside the layout to learn how to work with this products. The Realistic Water is very thin stuff, so you should hold the river horizontal. With the second layer, I added some twigs and let them dry again.

In the end, I worked with 5 layers which turned out to be the right amount of water in the creek. I added some wave structure with water effects where rocks and sticks were in the water. Once the vegetation around comes to the shores of the creek, this will look really nice.

Next I’ll complete the railroad bridge and place the trees. As you can see in the last shot, the background is also ready to be installed.