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Offline perttime

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How to make an underwater diorama
« on: December 10, 2018, 11:17:24 am »

Offline Rick Lowe

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Re: How to make an underwater diorama
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 05:49:00 pm »
Amazing work there - I love this type of thing. Seen some awesome examples of this sort of diorama.

Have to admit, I'd be worried about that much resin heating enough to melt the model...

Offline JoeP

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Re: How to make an underwater diorama
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 12:29:56 pm »
I'd build a box out of resin, just the sides, ever so slightly scuffed, and a wavy top.  Trying to encase the whole model in solid, very heavy, resin risks multiple bad outcomes, including dropping it on one's foot.
Right, yes, now I need to go do that.  After I move, I'll add this to the list, for displaying a submarine kit.  A box with threes side scuffed so it looks like underwater, and one side clear to allow the original model to be seen clearly.
USS New Jersey, BB-62, Vietnam
USS Neshanic, AO 71, out of Lindberg Neches and a WHOLE lot of extra details
And several other vessels named after NJ, locations and battles herein, and people herefrom

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Re: How to make an underwater diorama
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 03:11:51 pm »
In that case, you'd probably find perspex a better alternative, with the top being some of the shower door stuff that was so popular a while back.
The trick, of course, would be to get hold of some of it...