Some planning involved here as the river is the next big thing. I had to get the stowage under the opened cargo hatches, so I got that out of the way. It took some carving to get the sea bags to fit under the hatches. I was told there were crew sea bags and then I filled in with what I saw in other campaign photos of the time.
Now I have to do the water and while the last layer or two is poured I then have to place the vast array of packs - and they will be sort of floating too.
Anyway, as can be seen here, I have used some Styrofoam to create a level surface for the water to come. An important aspect is to figure at what level to place the Styrofoam. Too low and too much resin will be needed. Too high, and that problem is obvious as well. The plan is to now put something down over the Styrofoam in order to pour the resin over that. Then probably two layers of resin. That will of course self level and will not look like a river - it will look like a lake.
So, Vallejo water effects will be used to create ripples and bow wakes/waves. These tracs were not moving too fast so there is no intent to create a wave or lots of water movement. So ripples and the small wakes.
The color of the water is important too. I think I have settled on a dark umber with some blue mixed in. The wakes will not be white, they will have some light brown mixed in.
At least I won't have to do all of this at once. There will be steps and they will be slow so I have time to consider things.
I also plan on having a pack floating past the trac.