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Offline Edo

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Ammo MIG clear water
« on: February 09, 2019, 06:10:21 PM »
hallo friends,
I got myself a jar of Ammo (MIG) clear water acrilic medium to simulate water in dioramas.
It is the fery first time I am trying to use it and I am a little puzzled.
To experiment I added a poodlle in my vignette featuring a rusty Ford Model T.
For the first try I used a spatula to lay a ‘thin’ layer but still after many days some areas of it were still not cured in fact they were still white and not clear at all.
Stripped it and redid it using an old brush, better results but still I hoped for something better.
Third try was made by dilutind the acrilic medium (which, by the way, comes in a white paste like mayo) in water.
In this way it was really self levelling (while in the earlier tryies was not despite what is stated on the label) but still it does take ages to cure and, to my eye in some spots it is not really clear....
I’ ll post some pictures soon, but I wanted to ask you some advice if you have any experience with it....

thank you in advance
ciao
edo

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Re: Ammo MIG clear water
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 12:07:58 AM »
here is some pictures







this last picture shows the diluted 'cream' I applied last night, as you can see a heavy dilution consented a flat surface, but after 12 houres it is still not cured and consider it was a paintbrush tip of cklear water and 20 drops ow real water....
When it is cured I'll show you how it has tourned out.

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Re: Ammo MIG clear water
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 09:45:48 PM »
So, what was your overall experience with this product?
Did it cure eventually?
Would you recommend it?
Ken M.

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Re: Ammo MIG clear water
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 03:07:33 PM »
well Ken, yes and no.
if you want to make the surface of just a little puddle, no.
it will never cure and it will not level, even if you dilute it in alcohol. Very much better epoxy resin, which I tried the kind avaliable commercially in craft stores: it is easy to use, dries soon, can be painted and coloured using acrilic paints (just a drop of clear blue is enought to hue a glass of it ), is completely cristal clear it dires completely flat.
Only care is to mix in the proper proportions and seal well the area you want to cover.
Next, if you have in mind of making waves, big or small, you can add Mig water effets that, being a kind of paste, can be modelled a bit; you can add layers and build nice effects (for really big waves though i fear you need a bit more structure maybe in silicone, but never tried sofar).
Have a look at my Handriot float plane (ehm.... dont look at the plane itself as I am ashame of it compared to you jewel....) but I am satisfied how the sea tourned out ....
ciao
edo

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Re: Ammo MIG clear water
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 10:04:34 PM »
Thanks for the info, Edo.  I seem to be gravitating toward seaplanes and flying boat types, so eventually, I will want to make a 'water' base for a model.  I'm kind of gathering information about different water materials and diorama materials right now and your experience certainly helps.
Ken M.