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OLDSQUAW 99
03-10-2005, 06:11 AM
thought i,d post these pair of blue bills i,m working on,i will keep posting pic,s as i gain on em:>)))),please be patience,i think that,s how you spell it:>))))),hopefully it might give someone some idea,s or some kind of help in carving decoys,i dont know when they will be finished,hopefully within the next 2 weeks,regards,milford.

OLDSQUAW 99
03-10-2005, 01:26 PM
a few more photos,some bill detail and feathers drawn on the drake.

OLDSQUAW 99
03-11-2005, 08:39 AM
tail section of the finished lesser scaup drake

Mikey
03-11-2005, 09:36 AM
This looks like superb work Milford, although I don't know just how many people on thid forum are going to feel qualified to comment.

Mikey

OLDSQUAW 99
03-11-2005, 11:20 AM
hello mikey,it,s good to finally get a post:>)))))),just thought i would try this road,maybe get someone interested in carving birds,hopefully i might get some advise from other carvers,i can use it also,i will make a few more post,s of the finished decoys in the next week or so,thanks,milford.

Mikey
03-11-2005, 11:37 AM
Hi Milford, don't know if you have tried the other forums, but do know we have a bird wood carver around somewhere.

Mikey

LisaArt
03-11-2005, 12:08 PM
Hi Milford. I am falling off my chair here! thump! These are just gorgeous. Incredible craftmanship and painting. :clap: Are they for sale?
Bye for now.
Sorry I cant give you any advice. They Look Perfect to me! ;)

OLDSQUAW 99
03-11-2005, 12:09 PM
thanks,i,ll check it out

LisaArt
03-11-2005, 12:11 PM
Hi Milford. I am falling off my chair here! thump! These are just gorgeous. Incredible craftmanship and painting. Are they for sale?
Bye for now.
Sorry I cant give you any advice. They Look Perfect to me!

Spyderbabe
03-11-2005, 09:49 PM
Wow. Is that paint or stain that you're using?
Looking terrific!

OLDSQUAW 99
03-12-2005, 04:27 AM
hello lisa,the bluebills will be for sale when there finished,milford.

OLDSQUAW 99
03-12-2005, 04:31 AM
hello spyderbabe,i use a wood sealer on the decoy after it,s wood burned,3 coats,then i,ll use one coat of gesso before painting.

pero lane
03-13-2005, 11:14 AM
Milford these are so beautiful :clap: ...as are all of your carvings I've seen!!! You must have unlimited patience!!! :)

OLDSQUAW 99
03-14-2005, 12:46 PM
some photos of the lesser scaup pair ready for painting,there sealed and gesso has been applied

OLDSQUAW 99
03-15-2005, 01:28 PM
some painting on the drake,and just the base coats on the hen scaup

OLDSQUAW 99
03-16-2005, 05:21 PM
some more pic,s of the pair of bluebills,you can see where the wing is joined to the body of the hen,the head needs to be painted on the hen,some more feather split,s painted and vermicalation painted on,both ducks,i thougth i would carve a single feather to place in the drake,s bill,since he is suppose to be picking at the hen,s wing,i thought it would make an interesting pose for a pair,it,s the first time i,ve tried this with a pair,anyway,enough babbling:>)))),i will post a few pic,s of the finished pair in the next few days,regards,milford.

laketrees
03-17-2005, 04:42 AM
These are really wonderful birds...Milford... :clap:

OLDSQUAW 99
03-17-2005, 05:08 AM
thanks laketrees,it,s good to hear from someone in austraila,i am just finishing up the bluebills as i,m writing this,hopefully i will post the ducks later today,regards,milford.

OLDSQUAW 99
03-17-2005, 12:05 PM
Some Pictures Of The Finished Pair Of Lesser Scaups,both Decoys Took About Two And A Half Weeks From Start To Finish,if This Gives Someone Any Ideas,or Gets Someone Interested In Carving,it Was Well Worth Posting In This Forum,and I Have Got A Long Way To Go Myself,happy Carving,:>))))))))),milford.

OLDSQUAW 99
03-17-2005, 12:11 PM
Two More Pic,s ,didn,t Have Room On The Last Post

Gilberte
03-24-2005, 09:07 AM
Absolutely amazing as are the previous ones you posted. Bravissimo !