Acrylic Water Effects

...from Ammo of Mig Jiminez

Acrylic Water gels from Ammo of Mig Jiminez come in a number of colours, as well as Clear. In this case we see three colours, one for Pacific waters, another for Deep Ocean, both of which are shades of blue, and the third one, for Slow River Water, which is a muddy green shade.
The first thing is to add a coat of appropriate colour to the diorama base (so light/medium/dark blue or a mid/dark green for the river water. Then apply the gel straight from the pot. I used a pallet knife. You can use one layer, or add a second to get a deeper colour. I used it for the first time to make a base for some 1/700 Soviet ships, a Krivak 1 plus some smaller patrol vessels as close escort.
As the gel dries, so the colour darkens quite a lot, so don't be fooled by the colour as it immediately comes out of the pot. Once it had dried, I used some white acrylic paint to add in the bow wave/wake for each ship.
I was really impressed by this gel, and happy with it in my first try at using it. I have a few other ships to create bases for and will definitely be using this for them.
Thanks to Ammo of Mig Jiminez for my samples.

Robin