More goldeneye repaints...

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More goldeneye repaints...

Postby Northumberland » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:40 pm

Inspired by others on the forum who have performed gender change procedures on drake goldeneyes :tongue: I took on creating a couple of hens as well. I started with Avery GHG oversize GE drakes. I purchased chocolate brown and grey primer Krylon. Just masked the appropriate spots with masking tape and painted. Then with the bodies, I used coarse steel wool on the grey paint about 5 minutes after application. The raised feather texturing lost paint quickest to the steel wool and gave the feather shading necessary. A yellow sharpie oil paint marker was used to color the bill and touch up the eyes a bit. Will probably scuff the heads with light sandpaper a bit as I could only find satin finish in the brown paint. Otherwise good to go.

Looking forward to hunting some whistlers on the L. Ontario shoreline! :thumbsup:

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Re: More goldeneye repaints...

Postby cwsmith » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:19 pm

those are gorgeous! excellent work.
13-14 Season

40 mallards
14 GWT
13 pin
10 spoony
10 buff
9 wigeon
8 rgnk
6 woodie
6 gad
5 barrow's ge
3 merg
3 ruddy
2 l scaup
1 g scaup
1 comm ge
1 can

77 canada
4 snow
2 speck

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