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On The Bench: Jan 2019

Discussion in 'Decoy Forum' started by Mean Gene, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. SWAMPLVR

    SWAMPLVR Elite Refuge Member

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    84839D6B-EAFB-47DC-9292-C54FE3C436EF.jpeg That filter is not too old and works fine. Ha

    Birds in paint. As you can see I painted the speculum upside down. It is patterned off well known classic birds. A little license used to make them my own and not copies. No carved detail just a rounded bird
     
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  2. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Those are great birds! I like how you tweaked them and still captured the original design. I wish I could paint half that good.
     
  3. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    Beautiful Ward Bros. look alikes. You got the shape and color patterns right. Love the hen, gonna hunt over them.
     
  4. SWAMPLVR

    SWAMPLVR Elite Refuge Member

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    None of them are for my rig. Two are headed east and one is an urn for a friend’s dog here in Mo.

    I will get to hunt over them all and there are chances all three will be together at some point for me to gun over. Both parties gun together at times. I am lucky enough to be invited on those out of state trips.
     
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  5. SWAMPLVR

    SWAMPLVR Elite Refuge Member

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    I believe anyone can paint a decoy. It is a learned process, at least it was for me. I read a lot and practice a lot. I practice on primed pieces of scrap wood. I also have a decoy that is just for practicing painting techniques on. Stubbornness and persistence are the only things that allow me to paint a bird that is reasonably representative of a duck
     
  6. MLBob

    MLBob Senior Refuge Member

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    Second bird in a series of full-size deadmount carvings completed in January.

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    Working on a third species this month:
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  7. slough hunter

    slough hunter New Member

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    Drake mallard in progress 20190122_125603.jpg
     
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  8. duckbuster5901

    duckbuster5901 Senior Refuge Member

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    Absolutely Beautiful Dead mount.
     
  9. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    Good look’in bird slough. What kind of wood, looks like Bass. I see your gonna hollow him out. When he gets dressed up, post him.
     
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  10. slough hunter

    slough hunter New Member

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    Good eye it is basswood. I carved the curl out of oak. Just got him hollowed out and is sitting in clamps letting the glue cure. Didn' have any epoxy laying around so I decided to try out some tite bond 3. In the nine years I have been carving I have never used just wood glue.
     

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