1:16 Fiddlehead – Seat Back and Painting

two slat rotating seat backThere’s a cute little seat back, very light weight. The cross piece pivots in blocks that are screwed into the coamings and carlins. It looks comfortable. Time will tell.

Painting is one of the most difficult jobs for me. I haven’t yet invested in an airbrush. So, I use multiple coats of very thin paint with very sanding in between. The deck and covering boards have 3 coats of Minwax clear Polycrylic. The outside of the hull has 8 coats of green artist acrylic. Since I wanted a bit more gloss, especially for the deck, I then used automotive carnauba wax to complete the job.

The adjustable footrest is completely installed and visible in this picture.

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