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  • #100290
    cmnash
    cmnash
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    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

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    #100295

    Etranger
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    They look good.

    #100296

    Brendan Morrissey
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    You seem to have covered up the brown stains pretty well.

     

    (Sorry.  They do look rather good, actually.)

    #100322
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
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    They look good.

    #100328
    hammurabi70
    hammurabi70
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    I’ve been making my own sea bases using PVA soaked toilet tissue

    I am not understanding this; how does one do it?

    #100334
    norm smith
    norm smith
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    That works well.

    http://commanders.simdif.com

    #100353
    cmnash
    cmnash
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    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.

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    #100355
    hammurabi70
    hammurabi70
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    Very impressive.  Not sure how you make the underlying sea terrain fit in in the same way!

    #100360
    cmnash
    cmnash
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    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 …

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    #100434
    Jim Jackaman
    Jim Jackaman
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    Very effective. What’s your recipe for the shade of blue?

    #100514
    cmnash
    cmnash
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    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)

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    #101281
    Volunteer
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    Do you mean like the eraser end of a pencil? Or what?

    They look pretty good at that scale.

    "Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing"
    Wernher von Braun

    #101284
    cmnash
    cmnash
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    Do you mean like the eraser end of a pencil? Or what? They look pretty good at that scale.

    Thanks. I was using an old size 3 (I think!) paint brush to put the diluted PVA on the base, and used the other end of the brush to move the tissue around.

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