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  • #31
    I did the same thing with the dragon, the teeth were mostly inserted...although I did not cut off the jawline which would have made the whole process easy. Awesome job so far on the whole thing.

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    • #32
      Looking really good. Great job. Cant wait to see it finished. Your last one was just awesome.

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      • #33
        Thanks for the kind comments, everyone. I had to take a little break from carving - to write an article on ship modeling, of all things - but I am back to work today. Almost time to start texturing the wing membranes and the hairy feathers that cover the body, limbs, and head. Also on the to-do list are making wire and epoxy wing digits, three on each wing, and setting the yellow glass eyes in their sockets. Fun project!

        james

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        • #34
          I have textured the pterosaur carving using woodburning to suggest the supporting fibers in the wing membranes, and a texturing stone on my Dremel to suggest the hairy protofeathers on the limbs, torso, and head. I set yellow glass eyes in place using Kwikwood epoxy putty, and added wing claws made from epoxy clay over a wire armature. I sealed the carving and have added two coats of diluted gesso before painting. Images are attached below.

          james

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          • #35
            I wonder what all they ate in a day. I think there are lots of paleo museums that would be happy to include this in a display.
            Brian T

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            • #36
              Your careful dexterity skill must be unbelievable. Fine job, going to show well when your done
              . . .JoeB

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              • #37
                The pterosaur after a few washes of paint to create a “shorebird” look. I chose a yellow-orange for the beak and yellow-green for the exposed skin on the “hands” and feet, with some red highlights on the crest. I am starting to think about a wall-mounted base, which seems to be the best way to display this carving. I am not 100% with it, but it was fun to do.

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                • #38
                  Hi Jim , looks petty good to me .Very well Carved . Merle

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                  • #39
                    You brought it to life. I like the idea of a wall mount. The head appears to be twisted ever so slightly to the right, so a right-angled turning placement would look pretty cool. Just the dynamic capture of a moment in time = a carving concept that I have always admired.
                    Brian T

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                    • #40
                      Hope there is some plan to share this fine work with someone other than us here on this website. Your work truly needs to be displayed publicly. My 2¢
                      . . .JoeB

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                      • #41
                        Beautiful job!
                        Arthur

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                        • #42
                          I am glad I joined this site. Your comments and encouragement are just what I need to keep working at this hobby. Thanks for the kind words.

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                          • #43
                            Pterry, or Terry, welcome to the world! Very nicely done!

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                            • #44
                              Have to agree with arthur . Beautiful job.

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                              • #45
                                Pterry up on the wall, on to another project! Thanks all for the kind words and encouragement!

                                james

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