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Make ship models more realistic by sailing them on an "ocean" of waves. Sea-scene dioramas are made using artist's acrylic gel medium.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1990 (v.80#6) pg. 55

New waves for your nautical diorama. How to model waves by painting clear acrylic sheet with acrylic gel medium. Model boats then are placed into hull-shaped cutouts in the sheet.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1991 (v.9#5) pg. 62

North American fur trade dioramas in 1/32 scale. Modeling representations of typical canoes and dugouts used in the 17th and 18th centuries and showing them in various scenes being used by voyageurs and coureurs de bois (bush runners).
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1992 (v.10#5) pg. 64

Building a dockside submarine diorama.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1993 (v.11#2) pg. 34

Down below on the hangar deck. Building and lighting a section of the USS Nimitz hangar in 1/48 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1993 (v.11#3) pg. 80

How to make water and waves for model boat dioramas using Celluclay, a papier-mache-like material.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1993 (v.11#7) pg. 34

Land and sea with Sculpey. Craft-store clay is the ideal material for making realistic groundwork and water.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1996 (v.14#7) pg. 38

Making waves the easy way. A simple painting technique to make bow waves and wakes for small-scale ship bases.
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1996 (v.14#10) pg. 66

Build a circular display base which features 64 LEDs surrounding a surface of hexagonal tiles with a dot in the center of each. The base is used to display a model of the miniature nuclear submarine "Proteus" from the 1966 movie "Fantastic Voyage".
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1998 (v.16#6) pg. 52

Fashioning realistic waves and wakes for waterline ship models using acrylic gel.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1998 (v.16#9) pg. 56

How to simulate realistic water for small ships (1/700 scale), puddles (1/35 scale and smaller dioramas), and large ships or rough water.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1998 (v.10#2) pg. 26

Modeling realistic water in large scale dioramas.
IPMS/USA JOURNAL May-Jun 1998 (v.10#4) pg. 29

Tips on constructing a proper display stand for a model boat.
MODEL BOATS #480 Feb 1991 (v.41) pg. 21

A simple, lightweight stand for model boats is built from copper plumbing pipe and covered with foam pipe insulation.
MODEL BOATS #486 Aug 1991 (v.41) pg. 48

Tip on fabricating a display stand for a plank-on-frame model boat.
MODEL BOATS #501 Nov 1992 (v.42) pg. 37