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I have a model PT boat 109 ( in 1/72 scale) and the propellers are broken. I figure the best way to do this is to just throw the boat in a diorama scene, so it is at the waterline. Can anyone help, because I have no idea how to do the water, and i was wondering if there was any realistic water things that I can make at home, or buy for pretty cheap.

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diyoutdoorsman (author)2011-04-04

Here ia a link to a great tutorial on making realistic water features for dioramas:  http://www.stormthecastle.com/diorama/diorama-water-and-water-effects.htm

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Burf (author)2011-04-03

I used to do a lot of railroad modeling and for realistic water effects, I used a product named Magic Water. There are a number of similar products available, check hobby stores and Google for "model railroading water effects."

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seandogue (author)2011-04-03

If you want it to be permanently mounted/embedded, you could use either polystyrene or a clear pourable poly-urethane.

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seandogue (author)seandogue2011-04-03

for temporary mounting, you could use a clear gelatin.

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