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I am usually an armor builder but I was swayed by the allure of this being in 1/35. I am working on some converted crew figures to dress it up a bit. My first attempt at water...the main reason I don't do boats. I tried the clear silicone caulk method and am pleased overall. The bilge water and the little wakes along the water line are "scraps" pulled from the spoons after they dried. Car is an old 1/32 kit that I did as part of a club "out of your comfort zone" builds.

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I can see why you're happy; everything looks great! What did you use to tint the clear silicone blue?

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Thanks Gil and Paul.

 

The base is a piece of foam core with a hole cut out the size of where I guessed the waterline to be. I then painted dark blue acrylic craft paint and added light blue and finally white around the boat. I blotched some darker paint in the corners of the base to help draw the eye to the center and add depth. Caulk is a layer of varying thickness from 1/8 to a 1/4. If I knew more how it was going to look, I would have spent a little more time on painting the water.

 

There is another pic here on the ES club site of the hole without the boat:

 

http://ipmseaglesquadron.org/ES-forums/index.php?topic=1693.0

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Most impressive! I like this a lot!

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