Martin Tärnrot

Essential Techniques for Great Water Effects Class + DVD

with Martin Tärnrot

In this class, we’ll take a close look at water out in the real world, to see what it actually looks like – so we can bring it back into our modeling environment.

We’ll identify a few key characteristics in each water scene, which we’ll then use to create realistic water effects on our model railroad.

The following type of waters will be covered by your class instructor, Martin Tarnrot:

  • Tropical ocean water
  • Dark water ocean
  • Lake water
  • Rivers
  • Small water streams
  • Water jets and waterfalls

You’ll also be introduced to the range of methods and materials currently available to create water effects. We will look at the pros and cons of each, and ultimately model two water scenes using those methods and materials.

In the first modeling scene, you’ll see how to create a realistic water scene with a canal boat thrusting forward in the water. We’ll create swell, foam, breaking waves, and the back wash as well.

In the second modeling scene, we’ll create a small water stream with waste water running from two rusty drain pipes. This includes water jets, water ripple, dirty water stream in the clean water, and visible objects under the water.

The goal with this class is to give you the knowledge to freely create any type of water effect you desire on your model railroad. The class should give you the shortcut to a state-of-the-art realistic result.

In addition to your video instruction, you’ll get a helpful Class Guide PDF that you can print out and use as a reference as you use the techniques in class to create great water effects on your layout.

NOTE: You’ll receive this Class video instruction in two forms: As on-demand streaming video (in your MRA Account); and as a physical DVD, mailed to you.

  • 6 Sessions
  • 1h 30m
Martin Tärnrot

Martin Tärnrot

Martin Tärnrot is a lifelong model railroader born with a model railroad on his bedroom carpet. Model railroading has always been an important part of his life and he has, over the years, built numerous layouts on different themes, both U.S. and European style. Since 2016, Martin has been working full-time within the model railroad industry, as a content producer of how-to videos, both for publishers and manufacturers.

Class Guide PDF

Download and print this detailed supplement as a reference for the key aspects of creating great water features

Video: Meet Your Instructor

Download this short video to meet your class instructor, Martin Tärnrot

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