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Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby Ringneck » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:14 pm

Here's another one that I finished up along with the pintail. This one had been sitting a while also. Still playing with the pattern on this one. This is version 2.0.....already a version 3.0 on the bench :lol3:

Cork body, tupalo head, and acylic paint. Tell what you think.

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Re: Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby Hntrspud » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:29 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I love it!
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Re: Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby Baymen Moe » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:37 pm

He looks pissed but I love it. :lol3: Probably pissed cause he's a spoonbill.
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Re: Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby dirtejp » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:38 am

Great looking spoonie! He's got a lot of attitude....love the forehead. Don't get in this guys way!
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Re: Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby Slack Tide » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:24 am

Not easy to get that proportion right so it doesn't look like a mallard with a tumor-beak...
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Re: Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby Ringneck » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:52 pm

Slack Tide wrote:Not easy to get that proportion right so it doesn't look like a mallard with a tumor-beak...



Amen to that :fingerhead:
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Re: Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby Slack Tide » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:23 pm

Barbara didn't pull it off so well
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Re: Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby Ringneck » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:44 am

Slack Tide wrote:Barbara didn't pull it off so well


:lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby Have Gun Will Travel » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:41 pm

:lol: :lol:

Great looking decoy man.
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Re: Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby spoonbill18 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:46 pm

Good looking decoy
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Re: Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby stumpjumper1590 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:37 am

Awesome as always! :thumbsup:
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Re: Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby Remman » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:30 am

Nice work!
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Re: Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby mudpack » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:26 am

The body profile does not scream "shoveler" at me (pretty generic puddler shape), but otherwise it's a very good interpretation of the specie.
I've seen a lot worse.... :thumbsup:


Look at a dozen more photos of shovelers, then compare your present pattern. See where you can make some beneficial changes? PM me if you want details.
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Re: Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby Ringneck » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:52 am

mudpack wrote:The body profile does not scream "shoveler" at me (pretty generic puddler shape), but otherwise it's a very good interpretation of the specie.
I've seen a lot worse.... :thumbsup:


Look at a dozen more photos of shovelers, then compare your present pattern. See where you can make some beneficial changes? PM me if you want details.



I need to draw up a pattern of my own I guess. This a Tom Christie pattern out of a Wildfowl Carving Magazine from a few years ago. I didn't change anything on it becasue he's won the worlds 7 or 8 times so I figured he's a step ahead of me and the majority of other carvers out there. :biggrin: .

I have a several dozen pics but I really didn't see any major flaws. There are some personal interpretations with the tail and eyes but I though morphologically it was as good as any pattern I've run across. Shoot me some specific problem areas you see. I need all the help I can get and I don't take critiques personally like some carvers do :thumbsup:
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Re: Drake Shoveler Decoy

Postby Elvis Kiwi » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:40 am

very nice work.
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