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Harlequin foamers

Postby woodduck31 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:37 pm

I've been trying to work out the kinks in this new foamer technique and just finished this pair last night.

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Re: Harlequin foamers

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:34 am

They look wonderful !
So what's the new technique, if you don't mind me asking ??
(you can generalize if you don't want to give up the secret !)

And,..where would you hunt harlequins ?
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Re: Harlequin foamers

Postby woodduck31 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:46 am

just a few more layers of tile adhesive with a stiff bristle brush.

I don't hunt harlequins, though they kill one around here once in awhile.
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Re: Harlequin foamers

Postby ScaupHunter » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:24 pm

Very nicely done.

I would reccomend a bit more blue on the birds to match those in the wild. I posted a picture of one Bella retrieved for me last season to help with a visual. They are darker than most people think. The chest is a darker black with a hint of Royal Blue as well.

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Re: Harlequin foamers

Postby woodduck31 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:49 pm

it depends a lot on the lighting I guess, I had a variety of reference including two in the freezer, but there seems to be a range of color, most likely due to the inconsistency in photographs where relying on the ones in the freezer become more important. A couple of the links I worked with.

http://www.tringa.org/image/0425_Harleq ... -12-2011_2

http://wildnewjersey.tv/2012/01/26/natu ... -duck.aspx
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Re: Harlequin foamers

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:56 pm

Those look amazing woodduck ! Great texturing as well. I can see the effect of all the barbules in the feathers. :thumbsup:
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