Thanks Don and GM!
GM, I never tried silicone, but when I started researching how to create water it was clear (no pun intended) that it was not the way to go. I ran across a few build that used the acrylic gel, tries it myself and was sold.
Information on how to make water on the internet for scale ships is nigh impossible to find.
I will be doing a YouTube video how to do it sometime soon.
ON THE BENCH
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston
1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate
1/48 Tamiya Mk1 Swordfish