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Making a Calm Sea Water-base

finishing up...

Paint the cut-out for your model black, and apply a liberal amount of silicone along the rim of the cut-out

Now place the hull into its bed and use a fine spade tool to add more silicone as need to blend the hull into the seascape.

To create the create bow and stern wakes I pulled off strands of cotton from "Q-tips", and mashed them up in silicone. Then they are put into their places and shaped as desired. (Edit. note-What a great idea!)

Now with a nice back-drop (courtesy of MSW Associate Editor Jim Adams: Thanks mate!) The seascape is basically finished. Of course you still will have to paint the frame and base board, but that’s it!

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