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Night Boat Disaster!

Here is a picture of a diorama disaster! It is a german U Boat and it looks like it is sunk!!!!

This is a diorama Marshall made. It is a scene from a Robert McCammon novel "Night Boat" The diorama came out great and had pretty significant night lighting effects.And he used a Polyester Resin for the water. But the resin interacted with the plastic U boat. It well, melted it!

Marshall thinks that it was probably due to in incorrect amount of hardener in the resin.

He is going to try this again!



Here is what is left of the plastic Revell U Boat! Yikes!

And this is what it had looked like!!

I guess the thing we should take away from this is that sometimes plastics and chemicals can interact in strange or destructive ways. It's always good to do a small test run. Maybe mix some resin then add a piece of plastic sprue to it in order to see what happens!

This diorama is based on a novel. I have more pictures and information about this diorama here: Night Boat Diorama



UPDATE on the Night Boat Disaster

Marshall has resurrected the Night Boat! A picture of it is below and here is what he has to say:

Ok, Night Boat Resurrection project is complete, wanted to show that Polyester Casting Resin does work well for "water" when mixed properly. After I remade the boat (the conning tower is the only remaining part of the original) and used the casting resin, it dried well. It did "pull away" from the dock walls when it dried, that was to be expected. I filled in the gaps with clear calk and painted over it. Of course there was touch up work to do on the dock.



Environmental Technology 32-Ounce with 1/2-Ounce Catalyst Casting' Craft Polyester Casting Resin, Clear

Castin'craft clear polyester casting resin casting is an exciting and fun craft that allows you to embed or encase almost any object in crystal clear plastic. Coins, shells, rocks, dried flowers, butterflies and insects are just a few of the examples of embedment possibilities. This convenient new package includes catalyst in a clear bubble top cap. has a lot of Revell Models:

Germany U-Boat Type VIIC Submarine 1-350 Revell Germany



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