Featured Tutorial: Deviet’s SNOT Waterfall Technique

Deviet explains the tricks to his awesome waterfalls in this month’s featured tutorial!

“Hey everyone, today I’m gonna show you how to build a waterfall.

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First we start with the water at the bottom of the waterfall using the SNOT water technique. By using different shades of blue and a lot of plates instead of bricks you can add more detail to the water.

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Now we’re going to build the actual waterfall using curved bricks. Part numbers 6091 and 6005.

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I always build my waterfalls from to to bottom, but I think that’s just a personal preference. For this tutorial we’re going to build a waterfall that is 10 studs wide. We attach 10 of the curved brick in random order to a 1x1o plate.

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Then we’ll add some more curved bricks. Try to attach the curved bricks at different heights to get more realism by using plates and bricks. 

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To add height to the waterfall start adding plates and regular bricks instead of curved bricks.

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Don’t forget to fortify the waterfall at the back for a more sturdy build. You can easily fill in the whole backside with bricks and plates to connect everything.

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When you’ve decided on the height of your waterfall it’s time to start building the bottom of the waterfall.

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We’re going to add a lot of white curved bricks to simulate the falling water meeting the bottom water. Make sure that every row of white curved bricks starts at a different height by using plates.

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Don’t forget to keep on adding bricks and plates on the backside to keep everything as sturdy as possible.12

Now it’s time to add a different kind of curved bricks. Part numbers are 11477, 50950 and 61678.

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I find it looks a lot better when just adding a few of these curved slopes, instead of using them on the full width of the waterfall. Because this is the actual bottom of the waterfall, make sure the entire waterfall has the same height everywhere by using bricks and plates.

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Now we’re going to put the different elements together on a baseplate.

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We attach the SNOT water using a regular SNOT technique with brick modified with stud.

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Then we build a column of bricks to support the waterfall and then add the waterfall.

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It’s time to do some landscaping. There are so many different landscape techniques and since this isn’t a landscaping tutorial, I’m not going further into this.

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Next we’re going to build the SNOT water at the top of the waterfall using the same SNOT technique as before. Make sure that you align the white lines from the water with the curved slopes from the waterfall.

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Add some more landscaping around the water and the waterfall is almost finished!

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For the finishing touch we’re gonna need some 1×1 round plates in white and trans-clear.

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Cover up the white parts at the bottom of the waterfall using white 1×1 round plates. 

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Try to follow the white lines in the SNOT water without covering up everything so you can still see the lines in the water. Add a bit of trans clear to give it some more detail.

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We’re finished!

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I hope this is a useful tutorial for anyone that would like to try this design. Personally, it’s my favorite technique to build a waterfall, and the only one I have used so far! Here are some examples of MOCs where I’ve used this technique.”

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Thanks for taking the time to share your amazing waterfall design, David!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Comments:

  1. Not really my color but I might use the technique just for fun 😉 This is super cool, the foam at the bottom really puts the icing on the cake!

  2. There is something special about SNOT water! Has an amazing classic feel to it! :)

    Great tutorial, I need to try this out sometime!

  3. This is quite cool! I might try to combine this with some transparant colors!

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