Making Waves with the Glencoe Rescue Boat
by Gil Gonsoulin
After assembling and painting the rescue boat, I thought it would be best displayed in an action diorama. Naturally, some rough seas would be called for!
The base color of the water is done with Windsor Newton Oils, primarily blue-green. I added a little yellow to the green to simulate the color of the water of the Pacific Ocean. The water itself was created with Liquitex Clear Gel.
The waves were made with Angel Hair. Start by laying the Angel Hair flat and coating both sides with Liquitex Clear Gel.
Then hang it up to let it dry. Once dry, you can shape it any way you want.
Any cracks that occur when shaping can be repaired by brushing on more of the gel. The splashes and waves were highlighted with Liqutex Clear Bead gel.
Photos by Gil Gonsoulin