Thursday, 1 October 2015

Palace Gardens - making the fountain

The outline sketch of the fountain and adjoining water ponds.
 The initial layout; side ponds will have a clear plastic surface and a central section using an up-turned table top (from an old Barbie Doll accessory)
 The central section initial build, water spouts from some plastic animal heads, the central pyramid is a small Italeri tank trap which will will hold a detachable fountain jet.
Central section with its initial paint job and the side ponds don ...

The central section completed

how I did the water effects:
- to do the side ponds the baseboard was painted an off shade of blue with a stippled wash of mid-grey with some thin clear plastic on top (stuck round the edges)
- for the central section
  • the circular area is a light wash of blue paint stippled with a large brush and left to dry with a three generous coats of acrylic gloss varnish on top. 
  • the water from the spouts is made a bit of plastic plant stem painted blue and white plus with some gloss varnish 
  • the bits trickling into the ponds are a small piece of clear plastic with a wash of blue paint and some white paint to indicate movement
  • water ripple effects - painted thin white in broken circles and then some gloss varnish on top
The central fountain jet has been made from a piece of thin wire with some thread and blobs of glue and will be painted white with a coat of gloss varnish - this will be in the next post.

10 comments:

  1. Most excellent, indeed!!! Bill

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  2. These gardens get better and better.

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  3. What an interesting post and wonderful fountain!

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  4. Another delightful piece of modelling.

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  5. Yours has to be the most splendid palace and grounds in the ImagiNations! Very nice work there.

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  6. Looks excellent.. I was consdiering a fountain but creating the water effects put me off..seeing how you have done it gives me the solution .....

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  7. Great blog and wonderful terrain.

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