Gary and Danie,
Thank you both for your responses … most informative.
This will really help me with completion of my Seawolf model.
I am using a 1/700-scale kit from Hobby Boss, and setting it
in an Arctic scene showing the submarine breaking through the
ice. I am using paraffin wax for the ice, heated up to a liquid state,
and poured into a picture frame base before being allowed to solidify.
A section will then be cut out (slightly larger than the shape of the
waterline). Once the submarine is in place, I will add pieces of broken
‘ice’ over and around the hull to give the impression of it having just risen
from the water. The final task will be to apply a light and patchy coat of PVA
glue, followed by a sprinkling of white silica sand, to suggest a covering
Interesting to see how well it works …