A “water-base” diorama
I used some wood and 3/8" styrofoam and made a 12" square base for the "OS2U" model to set on. I still had some left over Dolores River sand and parts of small tree branches, including some ship modeling rope. The sand, twig's and model was put in my base.
I use ordinary Future Floor Wax and poured it into my base, which was tilted a bit so that the fluid built up on one side. I added Tamiya's blue and green clear liquid paints and spread it around. I let this dry for a few days then added more clear Future 3 more times, letting the liquid dry each time.
I liked the end result and it looked real as I had spent 7 years on a pacific island and went to different beaches with my family.
I'll show my other sea plane that's in a water base soon!
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