Speaking of foamers

Share tips and ask questions on all types of duck decoys. Including working, classics, collectable, and carving decoys.

Moderators: HENDU3270, Remman, DUKHTR, fowlhunter

Speaking of foamers

Postby Oldducknut » Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:32 pm

Why is it that foamers dont get the deserved recognition from decoy makers in general?

To me you are utilizing a 2 dimensional plane and creating a 3D object that when executed correctly, should attract waterfowl.
To me a craftsman working with wood or foam deserves similar recognition . My .02
Image
User avatar
Oldducknut
hunter
 
Posts: 339
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:42 am
Location: Lantz,Nova Scotia


Postby Rowdy » Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:19 pm

i put foam on the same material shelf as cork. i have carved alot of foamers, a few corkers, but now the only thing i carve is white cedar.

i think alot of carvers were loseing alot of sales when the foamer boom started getting good. so i guess alot of guys are holding a grudge..
Rowdy
hunter
 
Posts: 211
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:58 am
Location: New Jersey

Postby SwampHunter » Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:21 am

...
Last edited by SwampHunter on Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
SwampHunter
Membership permanently suspended
 
Posts: 172
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:59 am
Location: Augusta, AR

Postby DUKHTR » Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:49 pm

I'm with Swamp, all the way....I made cork and still use cork for alot of my hunting....but for the last 14 months I have been really bitten by the foamer craze....to me they ride the water almost as well as cork....they are alot less costly to build a large spread (which was what got me into it in the first place), they are realistic (Herter's is one of the oldest, still active decoy companies!), they are durable, they can be shapoed and painted with minimal time and it is a medium that almost anyone with a smidgen of creativity and craftsmanship can bring life to and use to gun over.
DUKHTR
Forum & State Moderator
 
Posts: 1903
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2003 10:05 am
Location: Buxton, Maine

Postby Oldducknut » Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:52 pm

Image
This was my first attempt at a foamer. I have alittle work left on coloring the head however essentialy its done.
Image
User avatar
Oldducknut
hunter
 
Posts: 339
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:42 am
Location: Lantz,Nova Scotia

Postby Dogman » Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:55 am

Nice!!! :thumbsup:
My lab is still the best hunting partner there is.
User avatar
Dogman
Forum & State Moderator
 
Posts: 1413
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2003 4:44 pm
Location: Southern Maine

Postby DUKHTR » Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:00 pm

well done.....not being critical in a bad way here, but I would tint the bill a bit with a moss green....and then a few splashes of black and burnt umber mixed .....excelent body shaping....looks like a very clean burlap job......1st one???????? :cool: Obviously you take your time and have exceleent attention to detail. :thumbsup:
DUKHTR
Forum & State Moderator
 
Posts: 1903
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2003 10:05 am
Location: Buxton, Maine

Postby weedsnager » Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:05 pm

:thumbsup:
User avatar
weedsnager
hunter
 
Posts: 615
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2004 1:12 pm
Location: St. John, In

Duchtr

Postby Oldducknut » Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:27 am

ya first one. took some time with it I will say it was a lota a fun makin these up
User avatar
Oldducknut
hunter
 
Posts: 339
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:42 am
Location: Lantz,Nova Scotia


Return to Duck Decoy Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests