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General Ship Modeling: Bases & Water Effects
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First try at water
sphyrna
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 06:47 PM UTC
First try at water. Tamiya 1/700 Mogami. I followed an articcle in FSM - April 2016 (IIRC) - 'Sculpting Rough Seas'
Excellent article. And aside from static clinging bits of insulation foam, very easy to do... Though, I need to practice more with the synthetic fiber and gloss gel to get nice wave/spray/splash effects.

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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 09:12 PM UTC
Hi Peter,

For a first try that looks very good indeed.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 10:26 PM UTC

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Hi Peter,

For a first try that looks very good indeed.

Cheers

Si



Ditto!
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 11:19 PM UTC
I think the water looks great!
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 02:19 AM UTC
Here so I don't have to squint



Cheers
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 03:48 AM UTC
Nice, Peter, especially for a first effort! I hate to think how crude my own first attempt at seas was... you are off to a great start!

rolltide31
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 05:07 AM UTC
Peter, Your initial attempt at water looks great. Can't wait to see how it develops over time.

Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 06:02 PM UTC
That looks great! What synthetic fiber did you use? I tried some cotton balls, a la Chris Flodberg, but they look awful. Or perhaps does anyone know if their is a better grade of cotton to look for?

Cheers,
Rick
rolltide31
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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 - 03:40 AM UTC
Rick,

I use Rayon as a replacement for the cotton. It does not have the clumps that are usually found in cotton balls.

Dave
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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 - 04:21 AM UTC

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Rick,

I use Rayon as a replacement for the cotton. It does not have the clumps that are usually found in cotton balls.

Dave



Otherwise known as "batting" material and found in fabric stores. Looks great by the way.

VR, Russ
clovis899
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 10:48 AM UTC
Russ and David,

Thanks for your suggestion, that is what I picked up earlier today. Going to give it a try and see what I get.

Cheers,
Rick