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    There's a well known Navy themed painting by Frank Zuccarelli, “Old Salt of the Sixth Fleet,1972. It's one of my favorites. The back story is also very interesting. It disapeared from the Pentagon in 1998 but was recovered by the Government in 2009. I assume some high-ranking Naval Officer figured that he needed it more than the Government did.

    I decided that I'd try to do a replica using a "goose egg." I'm naming mine "Old China Hand." if you could roll up his sleeves you'd see some fantastic "Tattoo" work!
    "Old China Hand" "Old China Hand" "Old China Hand"

  • #2
    Great idea Eddy. Wonderful carving and great job on the paint work as well.

    Tinwood

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    • #3
      A real GRINNER, well done
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        Good one Eddy!..... I bet he had a girl in every port. ... ..... you'll have to do another with his sleeves rolled up so we can see those tattoos .
        Wayne
        If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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        • #5
          Nice egghead Eddy.
          Joe

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          • #6
            No salt on his tail!

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            • #7
              Eggscellent!
              Terry

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              • #8
                Your Old Salty looks like a good egg, Eddy! Nicely done all around.
                Keep On Carvin'
                Bob K.

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                • #9
                  Very nice, Eddy!
                  Herb

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                  • #10




                    Great Work Eddy, he sure looks like the 'old salty Boatswain Mate', that
                    introduced me to Mess Cooking aboard ship!

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                    • #11
                      In this Navy carving, there is nary a leg.
                      Just a poor sailor who looks like an egg.

                      He's a great carving. He's big and robust.
                      He may have a temper, but he doesn't combust.

                      He looks on the sea as an old long-lost friend.
                      One of the things on which his living depends.

                      And when he returns home from a voyage afar.
                      He has a few beers at the neighborhood bar.



                      Last edited by Rodster; 07-10-2018, 09:14 PM.
                      Rodster
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rodster View Post
                        In this Navy carving, there is nary a leg.
                        Just a poor sailor who looks like an egg.

                        He's a great carving. He's big and robust.
                        He may have a temper, but he doesn't combust.

                        He looks on the sea as an old long-lost friend.
                        One of the things on which his living depends.

                        And when he returns home from a voyage afar.
                        He has a few beers at the neighborhood bar.


                        Rod! You're a poet and apparently you know it! Thanks for taking the time to compose this little ditty! I intend to save it.

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