Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Prototype for everything: Unconvincing water colours

I'm a bit picky about model water. In the UK, it should be brown. Not blue, or bright green.

So, imagine my surprise when I arrived at boat club last week to see this:

Bright, green water! 

Seriously - bright green!

It turns out that as part of out weed reduction programme, the water has been treated and one of the chemicals is a green dye. None of this harms the fish, but should kill off the floating weed the lazy blighters haven't been eating. 

If you prefer clear water, the a friend recommends a trip to Akri in Greece. 

Greek model boats

These boats are made from odd'n'ends by a local taverna owner and children from visiting yachts buy them as souvenirs.

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