Make Your Own Mini Flooded-World Cityscapes

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Make Your Own Mini Flooded-World Cityscapes

In this Tested modeling video, Norm and Frank create tiny little drowned worlds cast in resin. The project was inspired by the work of Japanese model-maker, Masaki.

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The build basically involved first adding some ruined effects to the tiny model buildings, weathering them with paint washes, and then adding greenery and tiny trees. Then they built mold boxes out of acrylic pieces and cast the water using slightly color-tinted polyurethane resin.

The resin was poured in layers and they even added some sea life at various levels. The results are lovely and would make great objects to add to your “Geekosphere” for you to stare at during the day when you get bored or need a break.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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