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Re: Alright.......Here I GO with the Diorama...two (2) choices
Here is a base I painted for a 1/1100 full model of the Ise.The base is a cut off from a polystyrene tile. I used Vallejo acrillic paint to do the sea.
I think it's impportant to study typical wake patterns of ships before painting them. The foam is a more intense white immediately next to the ull and it lessens as it flows away.
I have tried here to convey the appearance of the ocean swell ahead of the ship with wave patterns at right angles to the Ise.
I have this model on my desk in front of me at my computer. It pleases me every time I see it.
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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