Finished Ship Hull

Hull of mini frigate from side view, for ice-bound ship illustration. Figure head in sculpey and gold leaf. Hull from balsa wood and styrofoam

The hull for the ice-bound frigate is finished. I stained it with special walnut, put a layer of thinned acrylic over that, and weathering was done with 220 grit sandaper. I sculpted the figurehead with sculpey and made the wings out of wood. Both are gold leafed, sealed and painted with a little acrylic to age it. I am not an expert sculptor and making a face that small proved a challenge.

Hull of mini frigate from side view, for ice-bound ship illustration. Figure head in sculpey and gold leaf. Hull from balsa wood and styrofoam