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Making a Calm Sea Water-base

Cut off the excess foil along the edges of the display. As you can see, I have already used some plastic sheet to create a frame. Cut open the cavity for the hull along the center line.

The hull should still comfortably fit in. Be sure that the hull itself is high enough...The boot topping line should be 2-3mm above the foil on all sides. If the cavity is too deep you can use e.g. wood sticks of plastic beams to create a “cradle” in the proper height.

Now, the sea-scape and frame need drying time!

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