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    I'm working on a carving that will have small, about 3" diameter, body of water on the base. Question is what to use for the water? I want to color it blue/green & have a fish jumping out of it. Acryllic came to mind 1st but I've never worked with it. Maybe epoxy instead? Thx in advance for your help.

  • #2
    You could always use a mirror, unless you want the entire scene in wood. Check model train layouts for colors and such
    Living among knives and fire.


    • #3
      I have a friend who made a career out of building museum neolithic/stone age displays. The people were about 2X the size of a Barbie doll.
      He used 1/4" thick Plexiglas for water (fishing scenes, etc). Then he poured a thin top layer to get ripples and fish jumping.
      Even the ripples from a kid skipping a flat stone across the water!

      He made them like that so he could model the bottom features that you would expect to see in shallow clear water.
      Brian T


      • #4
        One of my other hobbies I want to get into is model railroading. Woodland Scenics makes products that make realistic water.

        Here is a link to the water section on their website: