When the plaster is set, i then proceeded to sculpt the waves with Magic Sculp on the top of the plaster. then to reproduce '"accurately'" (well, we'll see the result eh..) the movement of the water;, i used some thick acrylic gel above it and shaped it with a brush.

Now it's time to make the mold in latex!

there were those films made in the seventees, where dolls ran through fields, late at night after men
Piano Magic..

So first sculpting some feather cardboard like below and then covering the stuff with plaster of Paris

Sorry for the late in posting this. lots of job to do in the daytime, the sea presented here (well the master) was done during 2 evenings.
so here's the story.

there is no way i can reproduce a half transparent sea shore with another product than polyester resin

Then there is no way that i can produce some realistic waves just by sculpting them for the 10 minutes or so the resin will take to set

I then have to make a mold...

Dry-fitting the diorama with all the different elements. now like for Archangel, the right bending / posistion of the elements will be the main important thing for the final result..

Another view of the global shape of the diorama, before the eventual layers of plaster..

As a friend asked earlier today, no sketches for my dioramas -or better still there are some, buried under pounds of resin.

What are those bizare things? these are some feet! these are to press in the wet sand where the kid will be standing!

Finally I made some bricks (the boiler was actually put on very light bricks inside the boat) out of plaster (molded on a roughly made plasticard master).
And then I proceeded to scratch out the ropes and plsater so that i could have this really leprous look :)

... Then I sculpted a tool of flat platsicard of the right dimension so that I could apply the plaster evenly.