Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Another weekend, another miniatures show.
This time I learned how to make water. One of the crafters was selling her 5-inch fish ponds. She was kind enough to explain how she got her water to look so real. I ended up with a neat kit containing resin and hardener and instructions on the proper combination.
The crafter constructed her pool by filling a marbled container with about half the resin mixture, layering in a variety of tiny, colorful fish, then adding the rest of the mixture.
I'm going to use my first batch of water to fill a miniature bathtub scene I'm working on. My plan is to fill the tub up to about three quarters, then place a body, face down, and then fill the rest of the tub. It will be tricky to make the body seem to float. I'll have to review Archimedes Principle of Buoyancy. I'll also need to add a trace of blood somehow. Or, maybe I'll drop a mini hairdryer in before the resin sets.
When I tell my friends my plans for the tub full of water, I hear groans and cries of horror.
Sorry, but I am a Killer Hobbyist, am I not?
Do you find yourself twisting things like this? Morphing them easily from an idyllic little fish pond into a crime scene?