And me …
|Want to know what happened here?|
Josua wrote this amazing article a while ago,
called “Proper use of two component water effects” and gives inspirational insight into a great preparation and his way of doing his beauties of water bases, like the ugly truth.
The ugly truth is:
I am not Josua. I do things different, even I try to follow his instructions.
I did a small waterbase recently and was happy with the result:
|Plain, simpel, one corner|
Of course I thought, now I got it. I mastered waterbases.
I did not, but I still think this is an important article …
Tutorial: Improper use of two component water effects and hot glue
I was working on one waterbase already and had another in the pipeline that I was about to begin soon: A comission piece for a collector and friend.
|Base building start|
|Baking Milliput to make it harden faster under a
warm lamp …
|Painting the beauty …|
|Preparing the pour|
|Hot Glue involved, extra tablet underneath and pouring …|
|Looks great, it worked, I am happy …|
It is pouring out somewhere …
I can stop that with my hot glue gun. I will fight it.
Please look at this beautiful studio sunset, while I spent 3 hours fighting with hot glue, burning my fingers and trying to stop the leak …
|An intense fight was lost as it really found its way
all the time.
|Had a little leftover of 2k water and pourred it in,
still it lost height …
|11 hot glue gun sticks later …|
|Some different kind of beauty appeared …|
|Told myself: You shall not win. This base is not a fail …
and left the studio for some days. I thought, as soon as it dries, it shall work 🙂
While giving this some days to harden, I did different things in the studio or outside, ignoring this completly …
… listened to fine music …
… or watched cats doing cat things …
some days later I gave this another pour.
And thought to myself, like I always do: Everything happens for a reason. Painted some fish, a skull and some shells and added them before the pour 🙂
|I was right, it was not pouring out 🙂|
|Still staying close by to check back and remove air bubbles …|
|Getting this out of my ‘hot glue artwork’ was still a miracle to me …|
|I did this one with better preparation and wow it works better 😀|
|Time to protect the process of hardening from dust and wait again …|
|While waiting I started to scratchbuild a 40K Inquisitor and his retuine …|
|3 days later …|
|Now to the ugly truth, getting this out of … this …|
|Did the first rough work with my table saw …engine power!|
|Still weird …|
|More detail work …|
|What a mess, but I made it … base was already at the sanding machine …|
|Now I recieved some interesting pieces from Hot glue and 2k water effect.
A strange mixture, but I might find good use for it for future astronaut
projects to sent them on weird adventures …
to be honest: I am proud that I fought that beast and won without hurting myself too much.
My best tip from this experience: Avoid it. Prepare yourself better and do not be lazy in the preparations …
Thank you, Josua for your great article that explains it all so good:
Do it like Josua!
Or do it like David:
… and if you do like I do, know that you can rescue it, if you got the will to fight!
Happy Painting to all of you!
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