1⁄700Wet Your Ships!
On this and the previous projects I have used acrilic paints over the wet base. I also have made seascapes with enamel paints and I must say that I don't know which I prefer... Actually, it was more a choice of available colours than the type! I started by mixing Ultramarine Blue with SS Camouflage Bright Green to obtain the colour I was looking for - inspired by the box art! Aplied this as the base colour, and while it was still wet, joined some dabs of Deep Sky Blue and pure SS Camouflage Bright Green in the wave areas, making it kind of small patched (see the photos). In the wave edges and wake area, started to aply small White areas, simulating the foam - I guess that it is needed to practice a little - but this is relatively simple! In my case, and as I have pointed out earier, since I have done the painting job after making the waves, when it got dry I got some holes in three or four places, and when I repaired them I couldn't match the right colour and that is why there are patches of greenish sea in this base! That is why I have advise you to do the painting only after the base is dry - live and learn!
At this point you have your sea mostly done! You can add some more whites or blues to your taste and accordingly to your references - we are almost there!
Note:If you are making a collection of models, and if you have coloured pictures of ships, you will notice that the sea don't have always the same colour! Again, it's important to see some references, and after that, make your own sea colour. There's no need to have always the same colour - it also would make your "ship showcase" kind of dull :)
I have used different types of gloss varnishes on other projects: Future Floor Polish, Humbrol Gloss Coat and it always gave me the impression of something missing! Because of some works here in the living room, I have "discovered" the perfect thing to apply to my seascapes: Incolour Gloss Varniss for Wood. Although it could have the problem of ageeing and turn yellow with the passing of time, I like the effect and to prevent this, my last white paint touches where applied after this coat and then given the top coat with Humbrol Gloss Coat, just in case!
You have now your base ready to place the finished model! You can always blend it better or make some final touches with the model already fixed to the base.
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