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  • #16
    Thanks to each one of you for the incredibly warm welcome!

    Claude, that is great information and exactly the finished result I have been thinking of. I will definitely have to try your technique. I think this weekend will be a good time to test it out

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    • #17
      Initation completed. I fast cannot believe you are a beginner...super!! So many details and so clean carvings...great. I am a fan of painting, but these two are that good...I would leave them ´wooden`.

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      • #18
        You doing great...keep on carving. Each time you carve see what you can do better next time...this will help you in direction of your carving. I had lots of cuts in the beginning,...had to go to er a few times and get sewn up. Make sure you got your first aid kit nearby...then no worries. Cross my fingers but in the last six years no more cuts, and etc... you learn by doing. Your carving is really cute....I really like it.
        . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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        • #19
          Yolli, I appreciate your kind words! I am on the fence now about painting them! I think I will do some tests on a scrap piece to see how it looks. Thanks DiLeon, thanks for the awesome pointers . Just started a new carving last night and we will see how it turns out with these tips in mind
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          • #20
            Your work is very good. The style you have reminds me of Marv Kar..something. I cant spell his name, sorry. Keep up the great carving style you have.
            Carve On,
            Kadiddle

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            • #21
              Marv Kaiseratt and Fred Cogelow. Both Carver Of The Year winners.

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              • #22
                Google them both, then spend an hour or two staring in awe at their work...

                Claude
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                • #23
                  Hey all, I updated another thread on the fox that I had earlier posted here. Not sure if this is the correct way to do this (please teach me if there is a better way!) but here are the photos of the cleaned up fox and a coat of tung oil
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                  • #24
                    Tried out some paint tonight on the wilderness man, bear cub (and a sitting fox I carved last week). I watered down the paint quite a bit (following Claude's instruction) so it took some layering to get the result I wanted. Not done any of the three but getting a good feel for how the wood takes the paint.
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                    • #25
                      Getting close now....
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                      • #26
                        Nicely carved and painted. Well done.
                        We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
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                        • #27
                          Nice job. Just love the wilderness man.

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                          • #28
                            Those look great. I love the little fox! It takes a bit longer with the watered down paint, but you can quit when the color seems right and can still see the wood grain through it. Tip: To speed up the painting process, after applying a coat, use a hair dryer on it. 2-3 minutes with a hair dryer will dry it and make it ready for the next coat.

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                            • #29
                              Thanks guys!

                              Claude, it is so true about the watered down paint taking longer but I have been really enjoying the process. The hair dryer is a great idea too - I have been using a small plug in buddy heater but your way would definitely be faster.

                              Here is a shot of the finished wilderness man with sidekick
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                              • #30
                                Great job on the painting! I like to dip my carvings into boiled Linseed oil prior to painting (I prefer to paint wet as it helps with color bleeding). Painting is a journey… and you will probably try many different things over time (google about blending acrylics as it’s a cool way to paint). I have to be willing to devote a few hours to painting and just slow myself down, take my time, and enjoy the process. You’re already well on your way to many future successes!
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