Nickel Creek http://aandbr.webs.com/apps/photos/ Nickel Creek The early morning fog. http://aandbr.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23110542 23110542 This series of photo's illustrates the steps I took to create Nickel Creek, a shallow water stream loaded with debris from many Spring runoffs. http://aandbr.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23110543 23110543 The first step was to create the stream bed. I used blue foam board as my base and added wadded news paper covered with plaster cloth to complete the land form.<BR><BR>I then added thick gobs of Hydrocal plaster which I carved into rock formations. http://aandbr.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23110544 23110544 I added more rock formations that lined the stream and some that were in the stream. http://aandbr.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23110545 23110545 These rocks are in the stream and create an interesting diversion to the "flow of the water". http://aandbr.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23110546 23110546 Since this stream is normally a shallow water "trout stream" that would experience high water during the spring run-off, I scattered a lot of debris below the log bridge.<BR><BR>I also glued down very fine sifted dirt from the yard to get the sandy bottom look. http://aandbr.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23110547 23110547 I just couldn't Wait to see how a train would look crossing Nickel Creek. http://aandbr.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23110548 23110548 In this shot you can see a slight milkiness in the water. This occurred during the curing of the second pour of the Woodland Scenics Realistic Water.<BR><BR>It took a little more than a week for it to clear up. Successive pours had the same result. http://aandbr.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23110549 23110549 Here that milkiness is quite evident. http://aandbr.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23110550 23110550 Still not clear in this shot. http://aandbr.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23110551 23110551 Note the "waves" in the water. Making very thin pours over a rough surface creates the wavy look. http://aandbr.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23110552 23110552 The appearance of flow is evident here. http://aandbr.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23110553 23110553