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  • First No-See-Um *almost* completed - finishing critique?

    Finally finished one of Don Worleys No-See-Ums, about 2 in. high. I did not like the face I ended up with so I cut off the mustache and carved a new one, which is sorta positioned in the attached picture, will be a bit higher when affixed. I will glue it on when I get the color good enough.

    My intention was a red mustache and beard, looking a little aged, but I guess red beards do not have gray, so am thinking of carving a little paint off and re-doing it. The mustache is overbearing and the beard is invisible. Gray hair came out better than expected so good enough. I painted over sanded wood, no shellac. I will probably spray matt urethane when ...uhh...completely completed.


    Suggestions for a neater, cleaner finished carving?

    (note also posted in FB group Caricature Carvers)
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    Claude
    Super Mod Louisiana
    Last edited by Claude; 11-05-2015, 06:35 PM. Reason: Typo in title

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    Re: First No-See-Up *almost* completed - finishing critique?

    Hi Eugene, I think you did a Good Job on the Detailing with nice clean cuts. Merle

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    • #3
      Re: First No-See-Up *almost* completed - finishing critique?

      Heck leave him alone (looks good to me) and carve another one
      . . . JoeB
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        Re: First No-See-Up *almost* completed - finishing critique?

        He looks pretty good. I really like the way you sculpted the hat.
        Terry

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        • #5
          Re: First No-See-Up *almost* completed - finishing critique?

          Well, at least everyone agrees the hat worked. Somewhere around here is previous thread were I was asking about fixing the carving and lots of \"nice hat.\"

          Sounds like fixing up the mustache and beard colors, good practice, and move on. Glad to hear, so far anyway, the carving is clean enough.

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          • #6
            Re: First No-See-Um *almost* completed - finishing critique?

            Finished. The before, with messed up face, and after with new mustache and matched the beard. I am satisfied. Kinda ugly, but mission accomplished.
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            EugeneH
            Senior Member
            Last edited by EugeneH; 11-15-2015, 11:51 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: First No-See-Um *almost* completed - finishing critique?

              Came out great, good recovery. . . JoeB
              . . .JoeB

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              • #8
                Re: First No-See-Um *almost* completed - finishing critique?

                Originally posted by joepaulbutler View Post
                Came out great, good recovery. . . JoeB
                Thanks! I\'ve gained some confidence knowing I can attach parts to a carving, and in some cases fix part of a carving that went south.

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                • #9
                  Re: First No-See-Um *almost* completed - finishing critique?

                  Interesting how you changed the mustache Eugene. I really like how you did the hat, and the big nose and ears........Tom
                  If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

                  www.spokanecarvers.com

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                    Re: First No-See-Um *almost* completed - finishing critique?

                    Originally posted by Tom Ellis View Post
                    Interesting how you changed the mustache Eugene. I really like how you did the hat, and the big nose and ears........Tom
                    Everybody likes the hat! LOL. Sheesh. The mustache change was a bit challenging - I hope I pulled it off so that it\'s not totally obvious as a new piece. Building it into existing lines...

                    Thanks Tom. Appreciate your comments. :-)

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