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Re: Alright.......Here I GO with the Diorama...two (2) choices
I am not sure if "Still water" is the right product for the purpose? I have not tried it but it sounds like it would be very self-levelling which may not be a good thing for waves. Vallejo do sell "Water effects" gels in various blues (and clear too) that work very well in my experience, they do take a wavelet structure and keep it, it looks very good in 1/700 scale.
I think you may want a thicker, more rigid baseboard though. The acrylics shrink eeever so slighty when they dry and it will banana-bend the base if it is too thin. Don't ask me how I know. I use 5-6 mm MDF board and it is sufficiently rigid for a 1/700 ship display.
One way was to use the Trumpeter ocean base, that I cut to the 'shape' of GALVESTON hull and work around it. I painted the tops of the waves using Tamiya flat white. Then ( if/when I choose ) use contact cement to secure the "waves"....
the idea that I found on YT.... where I used a foam board (~2-3mm thickness), then attached water-color paper [ has the texture/looks of the open ocean in a calm setting ] using diluted white glue. After which I painted using Vallejo colors & 'marked waves with my ModelMaster (acrylic) paints...this is Just Phase I. Phase II will be using Vallejo product called 'Still Water' and toilet paper to "add volume" to the waves...
I will post Phase II later this week, but question....which one would be better????
Thanks for your time & vote.
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