For this display my idea was to get a tacky ocean themed picture frame, like you sometimes see in coastal tourist shops, to base the models on. Unfortunately I was not able to find one, so I had to stop at a local craft store and make one myself. I bought a cheap 5" by 7" picture frame and painted it blue grey. Then I glued on cheap clay beads of undersea animals and foam cutouts of waves and starfish. The foam pieces were even self adhesive making this project extra easy. For the base itself I cut two pieces of plastic sheets to the size of the frame's glass. Then on one of the sheets I traced the bases of the 3 ships onto it and cut out holes for the models. Just glue the two pieces together to make a tray with indentations to securely hold the miniatures. I painted the plastic insert blue and sprayed it with gloss varnish before gluing it into the frame in place of the glass. This whole project took me only a couple hours over the weekend. It is cheap, easy, fun, and hopefully functional.
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