Need some help with modeling water for a dio. In the past I’ve used Scenic Water but, since it’s limited to 1/8" pours and only 2-3 layers it won’t work for a dio with deeper water viewed from the side. I’ve also had issues with Scenic Water (and others) bubbling after time.
So, any recommendations regarding alternate resins or products (available in the US) hat can:
be pouted to a depth or 1/2" to 1" and won’t bubble
Two part clear casting resin is the answer for deep water. It can be tinted, but may darken with age. Be warned that it generates heat when curing and can damage a plastic model. Ask me how I know. Care must be taken to pour it in several thin layers and allow ample time between pours for proper curing, 24 hours at the minimum. It is self leveling so you can use the any of the other products that you mentioned, or artist’s acrylic gel to make waves or ripples. You also can suspend objects in it as you pour the layers. I used it in my Tarawa diorama.
Follow up question to the OP question. I see a lot of people recommend two part epoxy. So far all I could find was limited by manufacturer to 2" deep pours at a time. Yet there are a few youtubers doing deeper than that. With what? They don’t say.
Here’s an example…