|Image from White Dwarf October 2012|
|Image from Secret Weapon Miniatures|
In my search for a solution I employed extensive research, my numerous investigative contacts and no small amount of sifting through sheaves of dusty paper (in combination with a quick Google search). My efforts came to fruition when I found these two links with splashing water:
Step by step water splash effect
This is the kind of thing that I want but the second link is the only one of the two to say what he used and that was a water effect. I'm planning on getting one from Secret Weapon Miniatures when I get my bases so I don't want to buy a second bottle from a second company. I needed something else so I went back to the source of this post, my White Dwarf. I found that the texture on the water was done using a clear sealant. Hmmm....
The only problem is that it is pretty soft and flexible, bending when touched. It is silicone after all: it's supposed to be like that. No big deal, a quick coat of super glue and it was plenty hard enough to use. If using it to base an actual model, I'd paint the base first (obviously) so you can see the colour through it and I'd coat it with water effects to blend it into the water on the rest of the base. Please tell me what you think below.