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NEED HELP! Resin ocean in diorama

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Hi all, 

I have been spending the last 1-2 years scratch building the ORCA from the film JAWS. I am nearing it's completion, and have decided I would like this to be in a diorama, in the water. Only problem is, I don't have any idea how to create something that looks like open ocean out of resin. I need to make sure this works correctly, as this model will be trapped in the resin. I saw an article on here by Dana Geraths, but it's more of a shoreline scene, and i am looking for the dark blue water and waves of the open ocean. Any ideas? I can be contacted directly at theastromandy@gmail.com. Thanks much!!

 

Ben Larson

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Hyun Soo Kim from South Korea

 

You can message this guy from South Korea, and possibly get some good advice on how to

create your resin water diorama. I've copied links to his Facebook page, he's what we would

call a Master Modeler.

 

Bruce's Scale Modeling Domain

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.503034199788697&type=3

https://www.facebook.com/BrucesScaleModelingDomain/photos/a.503034199788697/1397211210370987/?type=3&theater

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Depending on how deep you want it there is a gold mine of information on YouTube.  I'll try to find a few types, i.e hand down Luke Towan has an awesome tutorial for the waves and top of the ocean, and I know I've seen a couple with uboats in the sea too. They might not be exact to what your diorama will be but the techniques can be universally applied.

 

Luke Towan - lighthouse 

 

 

I couldn't find the one with the uboat, however, I did find one with a whale by searching sea diorama.

 

 

Hope these help a little! 

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Of course I did find one of the uboats videos lol. This one is a shallow base but has a so what open ocean rough see look.

 

 

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I just used the flower "fake water" for plants from Hobby Lobby and Woodland Scenics Water Effects to do the ocean in my PV-1 diorama. 

 

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