Newest hen mallard: no airbrush

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Newest hen mallard: no airbrush

Postby Mean Gene » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:44 pm

2 weeks ago I set out to carve a hen mallard, and then paint it without the use of an airbrush: something I had not tried on any of my carved decoys before. I also had to fit it in between flocking and painting plastics. This morning I finished her up and sealed the paint. She is now as good as she is going to get. It's not the best there is, but it's the best I've done, and I learned a TON of things by putting down the airbrush and using only good old fashioned paint brushes. This one took forever to paint, but I really enjoyed it.



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Re: Newest hen mallard: no airbrush

Postby islandgoose » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:19 pm

Great job ! Must of been a tedious endeavor .
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Re: Newest hen mallard: no airbrush

Postby ohioduck » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:24 pm

That's awesome Gene.
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Re: Newest hen mallard: no airbrush

Postby Weston81 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:28 pm

Looks awesome!
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Re: Newest hen mallard: no airbrush

Postby The Duck Hammer » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:44 pm

That block is beautiful.
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Re: Newest hen mallard: no airbrush

Postby flyn88 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:07 pm

Wow! Maybe it's time to step away from the airbrush.
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Re: Newest hen mallard: no airbrush

Postby Capttrae » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:42 pm

Great lookin decoy!!!
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Re: Newest hen mallard: no airbrush

Postby Olly » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:07 pm

That would be displayed in my house!
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Re: Newest hen mallard: no airbrush

Postby Goldfish » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:07 am

What do you seal the paint with?
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Re: Newest hen mallard: no airbrush

Postby Mean Gene » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:45 am

Goldfish wrote:What do you seal the paint with?



Damar varnish. It's high gloss, but when you mix it 3 parts thinner to 1 part varnish and don't soak the bird in the mix it seals and dries flat.
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Re: Newest hen mallard: no airbrush

Postby Darren » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:52 am

Looks great! I'm sure tedious is an understatement
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