- 27/09/2018 at 10:42 #100290
For my RJW 1/2400 ships, I’ve been making my own sea bases using PVA soaked toilet tissue:
I’m very pleased with how they have turned out; here’s one in close-up:
Unfortunately, the printer I used for the name labels is not the best quality, so I intend to replace them when I can access a better printer
.27/09/2018 at 11:45 #100295EtrangerParticipant
They look good.27/09/2018 at 12:21 #100296Brendan MorrisseyParticipant
You seem to have covered up the brown stains pretty well.
(Sorry. They do look rather good, actually.)
27/09/2018 at 18:25 #100322kyoteblueParticipant
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They look good.27/09/2018 at 20:19 #100328hammurabi70Participant
I’ve been making my own sea bases using PVA soaked toilet tissue
I am not understanding this; how does one do it?27/09/2018 at 22:11 #100334Norm SParticipant
That works well.28/09/2018 at 08:00 #100353
I’ve been making my own sea bases using PVA soaked toilet tissue I am not understanding this; how does one do it?
Hmmm … that probably wasn’t the best way to put it actually – sorry about that.
After gluing the ship model to an mdf base (for the RJW ships they are 6cm x 3cm x 3mm), I ‘paint’ the base with a PVA solution and then put a strip of the tissue onto the glue. Then ‘paint’ the top with more PVA solution. When the tissue is thoroughly wet, push it into ‘waves’ with a blunt edge (a sharp edge will just rip it).
I then leave it overnight to dry, tidy up the edges with a knife and then spray undercoat the whole thing.
.28/09/2018 at 09:10 #100355hammurabi70Participant
Very impressive. Not sure how you make the underlying sea terrain fit in in the same way!28/09/2018 at 09:53 #100360
Very impressive. Not sure how you make the underlying sea terrain fit in in the same way!
I’ve got a sea mat from Tiny Wargames. I think they’ll be a pretty good match, but actually haven’t put them on it yet …
.29/09/2018 at 11:33 #100434Jim JackamanParticipant
Very effective. What’s your recipe for the shade of blue?01/10/2018 at 08:38 #100514
Very effective. What’s your recipe for the shade of blue?
It’s a tester pot of ‘Royal Sapphire’ from Wickes – https://www.wickes.co.uk/[email protected]—Royal-Sapphire-2-5L/p/122310
and then a wash of Coat d’Arm’s ‘Green-Grey’
with 2 coats of gloss varnish (the tin said 3 coats, but I stopped at 2)
.11/10/2018 at 15:49 #101281VolunteerParticipant
Do you mean like the eraser end of a pencil? Or what?
They look pretty good at that scale.
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Wernher von Braun11/10/2018 at 16:10 #101284
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