newbuilder101 Posted November 25, 2013 Share #1 Posted November 25, 2013 I have found some wonderful information on carving figureheads, which woods to use etc. but I haven't managed to find anything on what type of finish to use. I hand carved this figurehead from a small block of basswood and now I'm not sure how to proceed with the finishing. On the kit models of the San Felipe, the manufacturer provides a brass cast figurehead. Does this then mean that the originals were gilded wood, or brass, or is this just artistic license on behalf of the kit companies? I'm torn as to whether I should just seal it with a satin poly, use a very light stain and then seal, or paint it with a gold paint and add accent colours for the flag portion on the "face"? Any ideas, or suggestions greatly appreciated. JPett, janos, BANYAN and 5 others 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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