WOW!!! You have inspired me by your amazing ability! I WANT to do this! I have never carved anything in my life! LOL! But I want to start. I know I'll not turn out anything like this but I would like to think I could try! LOL! Anyway, couple questions for ya....you said you get the foam material at lowes or HD...what kind of foam is it exactly. I was just curious as to waht it is you know. You may have said already but I cant remember. Also what kind of paints do you use and where bouts do they come from as well. Like I said, I've never carved anything but I have dabbled in repainting plastic decoys so I got a little experience in that area. I'm doing some Gadwalls now and had some trouble but after seeing your techniques I think I can do better. like you or somebody said hens are harder and Gadwalls I think are harder than anything I've done, theres just alot of texture and feather detail in the drakes as well as hens. One last question, would it be better to start out with drakes, hens, divers, puddlers or what? I kinda thought I might start with some simple body shapes and color schemes in some diver species like redhead, canvasback, or bluebill. And do drakes to start off because I find them to be simpler with their basic large color patterns and not really any feather detail as far as those species go. What do you think?
Thas's better than gettin poked in the eye with a sharp object!!!