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Making a Calm Sea Water-base

"MSW crew-mate Guido Hopp (tailor) shares a step-by-step method of creating a calm sea water base for your builds, in this MSW Feature!"



in the beginning...
As opposed my recent step-by-step “Perfect Storm” diorama article, I want to show you a possible method of creating a perfectly calm sea. Again, this not another method that will see you finished within an afternoon.

I start out by choosing the proper size for my display, and cut it from a hard-foam insulation board (Styro-foam will do!) Using sanding paper I create a shallow trough (about 3mm deep and 12 cm wide) running diagonally across the display (red lines). Next, choose the place for the ship and other boats and mark their positions.




I use a diamond sanding disk on my Dremel-tool to create the cavity which will hold the hull. There is a lot of dirt created by this, so best use the vacuum cleaner right along.




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About Guido Hopp (Tailor)
FROM: NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, GERMANY

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) ...