A Simple Ocean Effect...
Step 2: Painting the ocean color on the OEPI use TESTORS “Colors by Boyd” CheZoom Teal Pearl enamel spray paint. It is a dark blue-green color and replicates the color of ocean that I am looking for in my displays. Some dark blues can be used or even blue-gray, I’d think. I have seen another modeler use two different shades of blue, and “striping” the wave, and giving the water a nice realistic effect.
Here the smooth bottom of the OEP is painted with the CheZoom Teal Pearl color. By painting the bottom of the OEP and not the textured top side, the clearness of the plastic contributes to the watery look of the final effect.
It takes a few coats of this first color to cover the OEP sufficiently. The final result of this step does not have to be a solid color. Some transparency can be okay.
Here the first color is compared to an original piece of OEP.
After the first color has dried I spray a very dark color over it. Here I am using TESTORS’ Model Master Dark Sea Blue, but you could use black as well. I have found that the super glue will show through the lighter color during the next step of attaching the OEP to the black display case base. This darker, and final, color will prevent undesired black spots from the super glue showing through the OEP, later.
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