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On the bench: December

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  1. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator

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    Someone suggested we get the old "on the bench" thread going again. I like it. How about we start now? Post up whatever you've got going here, carving, painting, flocking...whatever. :tu

    I'll start it off....


    I'm working on making 14 cork mallards right now, and am at the point where I can start shaping bodies, so I did this one this afternoon. I think I like the way it came out so I'll keep plugging away at the rest of them. These will be larger decoys than I have been doing, 18" tip of tail to tip of bill. I have to say, I'm really enjoying my little cave down in the nice heated basement.


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  2. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Please excuse my mess of a bench. :l :z This is the buffie I need to get finished up for my friend. I need to get the head mounted and then fit the neck to the body. I got the pattern out of a book so I'm learning about the process and the lines. I have 18 or so decoys that need this last bit done to them. For some reason I lack the attention to complete them before I start another. Going to force myself to complete these before I start more. This one being for a friend is first in line.
     
  3. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Some teal, a bufflehead and a hen can that are next in line.
     
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  4. Mean Gene

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    Had a fella send me 6 Autum Wings decoys to paint. Had never seen them before, but they were wood, so what the heck? Been working on them in the mornings as a quiet project, since my "workshop" is the basement. Got the drakes done, and colors blocked in on the hens, now need to get on the hen feathers. I have to say I really like their decoys. 20181214_170745.jpg 20181214_170819.jpg
     
  5. Billy Bob

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    Those look great! I really like the light and dark contrast exaggerated a bit.
     
  6. Mean Gene

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    Started working on the Autumn Wings hens today. Got this side of the duck done, then got lazy and decided to watch a movie. Poor little girl is only a half a duck. 20181215_153115.jpg
     
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  7. Duck Wrangler

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    Can't wait to get the birds back; they look great!
     
  8. Mean Gene

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    Finished one of the hens, one to go, then they all fly back to Virginia.


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    Talent + patience = painting hens. Those birds will hunt for sure ! Lucky owner in Virginia. Sure hope they make it back home with no probs from shipping!
     
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