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#41 cobalt

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:41 PM

a tad more done getting the balance right with  unfamiluar bird isnt so straight forward .not at all familuar with this bird but it is a species of Australia  so slow and steady with a good few images around but no rush at the moment

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#42 MJC4

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:12 AM

Coming along nicely. Colors of the bird in your pics may be a bit tricky to match. Looking forward to seeing it in paint

#43 Gloops

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:00 AM

Another request for a interchangable topper

so back to research and some drawing to do .I have the shank alllready fitted with the crews and ferules  so just the carvings

a kookaburaa , cokatoo. and parot not sure what parrot it is ? yet

the cockatoo looks like it could be a problem with its crest more for the user its to venerable

people seem to like the idea of changing the toppers

 

 

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Looking at the crest Dennis, I would be inclined to make it from a scrap piece of rams horn and tenon it into the head using milliput to secure and blend in at the joint, I get scrap bits from the horn stickmakers at the club, if you made it thin enought for translucency to show it would look good self colour.


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#44 cobalt

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:58 PM

I have  considering using rams horn but still think it will be venerable

tad more done on the kookaburra head shape not right yet so will re=do the top of the head  just a slight shave of

pleased with the mallard

 

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I do prefer toppers that provides  reasonable re representation of wild life and the English style such them much better that trying to carve one the same diameter on a shank it seems restrictive and out of balance , but each to ones own kokaburra7.JPG

 



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:42 PM

I am always on the look out for information for carving water fowl heads this one by Robert Gohi looks a good one

pictures of a decoy site

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 08:04 AM

Hi Cobalt spotted this on you tube , have posted in case you have missed it, and for anyone interested.

 

 


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 10:58 PM

excellent video gloops thanks


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 12:38 AM

touch more texturing done on the kookaburra and surf scoter

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