A Simple Ocean Effect...
Step 3: Attaching the OEP and Model to the Display Case BaseThe painted OEP and the model can be attached to the base, by drilling holes in the base, OEP, and the model and using screws and glue to secure them together. I have done this on some of my first models, but I have since found it unnecessary.
Super glue holds the OEP to the plastic display case base well enough, as well as for attaching the model to the OEP. The LIQUITEX gel used in the next step also assists in securing the model to the OEP.
Ensuring that the display case base is clean, smooth, and flat the OEP is then attached with super glue. I am using HOBBY TOWN USA’s Gap Filling Insta-Cure Cyanoacrylate Glue.
Small clamps will be needed to hold the OEP securely to the display case base while the super glue cures.
Go easy on the amount of super glue when attaching the model to the OEP. I have found that the fumes from excessive amounts of super glue can affect the finish paint on the model. The glue can be poured on the OEP or the bottom of the model.
In my displays I like to center the model from port to starboard, but I like to move the model a little farther forward of being centered in the direction of the bow. I think this contributes a little more animation to the display.
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