Just a "little" something....

Discussion in 'Decoys & Decoy Carving' started by Aythya, May 23, 2005.

  1. Aythya

    Aythya Active Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I was playing with a pattern that I received from someone and before I committed to making a few full-size gunners for next season, I decided to make a mini to see how to make this pose come together.&nbsp; I was happy with how it came out and now I know what to do (and not to do) when I make a few bigguns.&nbsp; A fun little project, made of some scrap pieces of wood and a small chunk of cork that I had laying around.&nbsp; Put the keel on just for sh.... and giggles.&nbsp;It'll make a nice shelf rider&nbsp;or desk topper for someone.&nbsp;<IMG height=600 src="http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL548/2461047/6989128/97043251.jpg" width=800 border=0></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><IMG height=400 src="http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL548/2461047/6989128/97181897.jpg" width=533 border=0></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><IMG height=600 src="http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL548/2461047/6989128/97472554.jpg" width=800 border=0></P>
     
  2. teach

    teach New Member

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    <P>You carve the best red X's I've ever seen.<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>
     

  3. Aythya

    Aythya Active Member

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    <P>I can't figure out why it's only YOU that truly appreciates my red x's.&nbsp; One of these days, I'll show you some red x limits.....<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/rofl.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>
     
  4. Eriegunner

    Eriegunner New Member

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    <P>HMMMMMM...Intereting Name Brand on that KEEL>>></P>
     
  5. CaptMark

    CaptMark Retired Ohio Waterfowler Staff Member Moderator

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    <P>nice <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>
     
  6. teach

    teach New Member

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    For some reason your red X's show up on the work PC, but when I check at home they are pictures of decoys.
     
  7. jmschreck1

    jmschreck1 Active Member

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    <P>Is that a Fasteel decoy shell also?<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/rofl.gif" align=absMiddle border=0><IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>
     
  8. Aythya

    Aythya Active Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I have only done one Can deke thus far, Stan.&nbsp; I'm kinda biased towards the GE and Buffies cause I really like carving their unique head shapes.&nbsp; I will end up doing a few more, but don't really have any plans in the near future..... a couple full-sized of this pattern is next up, then going to start on a few puddlers (prolly black ducks).&nbsp;&nbsp;We'll see....<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">And yes Jim..... Fasteel is the way to go.</P>
     
  9. teach

    teach New Member

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    There, thats much better. Looks good. The eyes and cheeks look much better than the one you showed me at Westlake. Great improvement there. Here are some things to work on for the next one. Narrow the top of the bill just a tad so it flows into the head. Next get a picture of a Goleneye and look at it. The white on the sidepocket goes all the way up onto the shoulder. That is where you need to be puting those black "S"s. Something to think about for the next one.
    Great improvement on your carving! Keep it up
     
  10. Woodie1187

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    <P>Dude!!!!! Nice Hostas!</P>