Mike had been working on his "Dave" slowly and carefully all last year and here is the work in progress.
He experimented with hairspray to achieve an oxidized look on the floats and center wing section.
The next step was to work on the fuselage. He mentioned:
"I used hairspray and GSI Creos light gray to "distress" the area around the cockpit and on the lower forward fuselage. I figured the salt water environment would give these areas a nice patina."
The next step was to seal everything with a clear coat and start using water colors to add more interest. Then, it was time for the markings.