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Making a Calm Sea Water-base

Repeated dry fitting while forming the hollow will help you to find the proper dimension for the cavity: It should hold the hull comfortably and allow an all-around gap of about1mm.

A rotary steel-bristle brush on the Dremel is used to shape the wakes for the one boat running in the foreground of the display.

The troughs created in this process are very shallow, maybe only about 1-1.5mm deep.

I have made them visible with pencil dust to better illustrate the look.

About the Author

About Guido Hopp (Tailor)

Too old to be young. Too young to be old. Happily married, one son. Living just North of the German Ruhr area . Trying to concentrate on ship models, but having way too many soft spots for other fields of interest. Please remember: Vee Jermans hef no sense of humor (at least Dave of WEM says so) ...


very good to see how someone else might tackle this subject, and very well explained, and executed by Guido. Thank you. Peter F
APR 08, 2010 - 01:36 AM
Very well done and illustrated, this is an instant bookmark! Thanks for taking the time to put this together; will add it to my list of water-bases to try! cheers
APR 12, 2010 - 02:04 AM
Nice walk trough - thanks, lots of inspiration. Cheers/Jan
APR 12, 2010 - 03:27 AM