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Waterfowl Decoys

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Decoyman, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Decoyman

    Decoyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been collecting waterfowl and shorebird decoys for decades, but this is the first time I have carved and painted one.

    It is a Wood Duck Drake in a sleeper or resting pose. It was carved from a basswood blank and painted with oil-based paints. I used a good deal of "artistic license" in the details, but for a decorative decoy, it is fine for me. I was lucky to have a great piece of driftwood to act as a base if it ends up on display somewhere in our home.

    As you can see, even without a keel or bottom weight, it still floats in a good position.

    I hope you enjoy these pics taken of it this morning.

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  2. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow...it looks real
     
  3. waterdog

    waterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job looks awesome I have been carving decorative for about four years now when I get time, nice to see someone else on here who carves.
     
  4. waterdog

    waterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you carving by hand or with a power carver, I use a Foredom which I really like. I haven't started anything new the last bird I carved was a North American Ruddy Duck.

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  5. ES Emus

    ES Emus Chillin' With My Peeps

    nice looking birds! I used to carve ducks, then I carved fish. I wish I had the time to get back into it. I have been collecting antique decoys for almost 30 years.
     
  6. Decoyman

    Decoyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like the Ruddy Duck Decoy - I carve mine by hand.
     

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