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Making a Water Base, a lá Fulgoney
Gunny
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 11:09 PM UTC
Ahoy mates!

I''ve long marveled at Peter Fulgoney's (peterf) water bases, the look, ambience, and overall general feeling that you get when examining one of his builds...Peter graciously accepted my invitation to show us how he creates these displays, and a big thank you from all of us at MSW for his efforts!
ENJOY!

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
goldenpony
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Zimbabwe
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008 - 12:52 AM UTC
Great war method.

Thank you for sharing Peter!

bobcicconi
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008 - 02:34 AM UTC
Great article and photos! Thanks for sharing that with us Peter!
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008 - 03:13 AM UTC
Great article, Peter!!

BTW, for those of you who will be attending the IMPS show in Columbus next year.
Peter is graciously sending me his "Tug Boat" build.
You will be able to see his work there.
skipper
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008 - 03:38 AM UTC
A gentleman's feature, indeed!

Thanks for sharing your method, Peter!
It's always good to have other perspectives, and yours is another great input!

Thank you also to Mark, for gathering the info and making another grand water related feature - it seems that almost every modeler has is own preferred method (more comfortable, more to his own taste) as we already have seen with Dade's foil method (another feature I expect).

As a foot note: I have seen Peter results live and they are excellent!


Rui
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008 - 04:19 AM UTC
That's some great stuff there! Thanks to Peter for the process and to Mark for the creation of the feature.
Gunny
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008 - 05:44 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Great article, Peter!!

BTW, for those of you who will be attending the IMPS show in Columbus next year.
Peter is graciously sending me his "Tug Boat" build.
You will be able to see his work there.



Yeah baby, you and me H...couldn't wait before, NOW I really can't wait!
C-ya in Columbus, Mr. Abbott........
CaptSonghouse
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008 - 06:32 AM UTC
Truly beautiful work. Some of the best calm water I've seen, particularly for 1:700 scale!

--Karl

On the ways:
1:350 Nevada & Arizona
1:125 New Orleans

Fitting out:
1:350 SMS Kaiser

Sea trials:
1:350 SMS Kronprinz
JMartine
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 05:49 AM UTC
just gorgeous... and a great tutorial Thanks for sharing, bookmarked!
peterf
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 08:04 PM UTC
Thank you for your kind wishes, gentlemen, and of course Jim Baumann who got me started on this method. The next stage then is to develop all of this and see what other effects you can come up with - keep modelling!

Hi, Harry, I've found a good plastic foam box to put the build in, and the nearest DHL. I need to photograph them one more time and then they will come home.

Cheers,

Peter F
jba
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 12:25 AM UTC
wow, le ŕ la Fulgoney is indeed grande cuisine!
Now I will really look very closely at your methods -not only last week did some *modelship* guy found a solution to one of my *figs* problem, which means that whatever the scale, whatever the theme, a good tip is a good tip -especially when it's really very well done, explained and photographed, par monsieur Fulgoney
peterf
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 - 08:26 PM UTC
Merci bien, monsieur JBA, je suis tres content que le method est bon pour vous!

Peter F
pagodaphile
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Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 07:40 PM UTC
Hello gents,

I take it that "PVA" is a clear drying adhesive of some sort. Does anyone know of a US equivalent ? Thanks
Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 05:58 AM UTC

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Hello gents,

I take it that "PVA" is a clear drying adhesive of some sort. Does anyone know of a US equivalent ? Thanks



Elmers Glue is the first one that comes to my mind, I'm sure there are other brands and products that also could be called PVA, or contain PVA. As Elmers is a mix of PVA-Polyvinyl alcohol and PVA- polyvinyl acetate.

Nice article Peter.