I just used styrene - my go to material of choice for these things - and designed up some display areas for some of the 1/144 scale items I had purchased.
First up was an area for a Japanese Zero I purchased.
I kept things super simple.
A touch of paint and some signs later and things were looking pretty OK. I was going to weather up the plane because it was looking really new, but then I saw the image below and thought that it might be ok if it were a newer plane.
|I'm SURE this says something unrelated to a Japanese airplane..... :)|
I wanted things to have some sweeping curves to make it look like the ocean a bit. A little design fun. I went with the blue again here. The two displays are located close to each other and I like the splash of color they add to the layout.