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Offline Alex Levitov

Re: Whats on your Workbench
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2019, 12:06:20 PM »
Yeah I am using a 8lb two part foam and burlapping right now.  I’ll post pics soon

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Offline Alex Levitov

Re: Whats on your Workbench
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2019, 10:48:49 PM »
First coat.  Sand, burn the loose ends and will do another coat:  paint by April lol




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Offline Jeff Fenerty

Re: Whats on your Workbench
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2019, 01:34:07 PM »
Looks like you burlapped the heads ?
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Offline Alex Levitov

Re: Whats on your Workbench
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2019, 02:32:13 PM »
I did on these, I am playing around with what I like.  I am used to making wood heads and I am concerned that the foam won’t take much of a beating.  So I’ll burlap a couple and apoxie sculpt a couple and see what I like.  I fully intend to abuse the ever living **** out of these decoys in cold big water, so weight is not my issue. 

Offline Alex Levitov

Re: Whats on your Workbench
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2019, 08:00:23 PM »
Should I not burlap the heads?  Someone with experience on two part mold wanna chime in?


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Offline Matt Gau

Re: Whats on your Workbench
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2019, 08:32:10 AM »
 That’s the joy of carving your own decoys. You can do what you want. It’s not about what other people think you should do.
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Offline Jeff Fenerty

Re: Whats on your Workbench
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2019, 08:45:13 AM »
Alex that was not a criticism, more a question. Before they used to sell high density heads on here and I have heard folks using wood for heads. Just trying to learn more about folks processes. That would certainly toughen them up, just thought that would make painting a bit harder.
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Offline Matt Gau

Re: Whats on your Workbench
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2019, 12:32:29 PM »
Goldeneye hen completed.

Last one for a while. The hunt for a 14”bandsaw continues.
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Offline Lloyd Heins

Re: Whats on your Workbench
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2019, 12:30:08 AM »
Not sure if this pic will post.    It’s been awhile since my last post.   Working on some mallards.   Cheers!
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Offline Matt Gau

Re: Whats on your Workbench
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2019, 07:31:53 PM »
Working in a few cork birds right now. I was cleaning the shop out and found a pair of Greenwing teal heads with no bodies. So I dug out a block of cork and remedies the situations.
Matt Gau
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Offline Lloyd Heins

Re: Whats on your Workbench
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2019, 12:44:25 AM »
Need to paint the bills and tone it down with a few washes.   Critiques welcome!
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Offline george williams

Re: Whats on your Workbench
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2019, 08:53:59 AM »
Black Duck update. George I agreed the bill was too bright so I added more Burnt Umber. The bill is a hair large but I think exaggerated by my photo. Here is the update. I painted the head first but how do you blend to the body without looking like a line?
Jeff, after painting the head and doing the ticking, I paint the body with a fan, The tips of the bristles will leave enough of a ragged edge where body meets head to blend both together. Bill color is a LOT better! ;)
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