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Re: 1/700 waterline models on a "sea" base question...
Yes... the combined thickness of the paper base and the coat of acrylic "water" isn't much at all and load water line is a somewhat fungible entity so I don't really see it as a problem in most cases.
And as John says it is always possible to add an extra "waterline plate" to the bottom of the hull. It might even be necessary for a realistic representation a ship at speed with a large bow-wave and corresponding wave-trough in the neighbourhood of the A and B turrets.
If you are doing a waterline model on a seascape base, do you make a "riser" conforming to the hull shape to get the model high enough to sculpt the sea? Seems to me adding anything other than a layer of paint to the base would make the model look way to low in the water. Comments please?
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