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Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby mustap on Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:09 pm

I have had a couple of requests to share some progress shots on my current carving project:

Here is where i am at currently....
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Have some undercuts to do on the feathers and thinning of the tail before i start the finer details...
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Here is an earlier shot before i did some final shaping on the head...
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Alex Thomson on Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:12 pm

Way too much talent for one guy Peeter. Got to add some colour I think :P
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Gary Irwin on Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:48 pm

Very impressive Peeter...very much looking forward to seeing the finished art!
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Ruth on Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:07 pm

Beautiful! How many hours of work does this represent?
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Karen on Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:05 am

Amazing talent you have Peeter...I can imagine the hours this took. Look forward to seeing the finished work! :D
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby karl egressy on Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:11 am

Looks great already, Peeter. I would like to see it when it is ready and painted as well.
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Sparrow on Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:51 am

Very, very cool, Peeter.

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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby raymondjbarlow on Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:52 am

wow, excellent!
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby mustap on Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:54 am

Thank you everyone for the kind words. Ruth, it is hard to estimate as i don't really keep track. Perhaps 20hrs thus far? I am getting faster at the initial shaping and feathering with each new bird. I spend a 1/2hr here or there when i can. The real time intensive tasks are ahead of me though, the burning/stoning of the feather details and the painting. I will update as i get closer to completion (perhaps after the burning), and of course the finished product.
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Malcolm on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:02 am

Amazing, Peeter .. or maybe that should be amazing Peeter .. what Alex said, too much talent.
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby jbrierley on Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:50 pm

That is absolutely fantastic, Peeter! You definitely have talent!
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby pameladallaire on Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:53 pm

Absolutely wonderful, I can't wait to see it as the colour gets added but I know the real work is in the carving. Keep up the great work!

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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby mustap on Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:28 pm

Thank you everyone for the kind words. Texturing is nearly complete - finished the bulk of the burning tonight. Will start the stoning for the breast feathers this weekend....and hopefully be painting by next weekend.

This shot shows the burning mostly complete:

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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Malcolm on Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:45 am

That is amazing Peeter you certainly are talented.
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Bob Goertz on Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:51 am

Wow, I can't wait to see the finished product!
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Texturing complete...time for colour....

Postby mustap on Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:06 pm

completed final texturing...time to add some colour this weekend!

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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Karen on Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:13 pm

Wow Peeter...thanks for keeping us posted on your progress...the detail is fantastic! :D
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Alex Thomson on Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:36 pm

Judging y the detail your not using a chainsaw are you :P Can't wait for the colour. It's looking like a winner.
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby jomo on Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:22 pm

Wow ... amazing! Always struck me as something that must take an infinite amount of patience -- and no room for error, either!
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby mustap on Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:19 am

jomo wrote:no room for error


Thank you. There is plenty of room for error....first you start off carving a bald eagle....make an error, start carving a red-tailed hawk...make an error....then a Kestrel. Still enough wood to switch to a ruby-throated hummingbird! :P
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby karl egressy on Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:44 pm

Looks great already Peeter. All you need is painting it and post it again.
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Painting in Progress

Postby mustap on Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:03 pm

Here is a current shot with painting of the back/head/tail in progress.

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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Karen on Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:49 am

Fabulous work again Peeter...it takes a lot of commitment to put the hours in that are required to bring this to fruition. :)
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Bill Wynneck on Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:26 am

Simply amazing!
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby georgino on Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:40 pm

OMG that is stunning
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Alex Thomson on Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:50 pm

Hey can we put that in a tree so I can get a few good kestel photos :)
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Gary Irwin on Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:11 pm

Alex Thomson wrote:Hey can we put that in a tree so I can get a few good kestel photos :)


LOL! I might have a chance to get a good AK shot for once since so long as it can't fly!

Amazing Peeter. Looking forward to seeing the final artwork...you must be getting close.
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby karl egressy on Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:16 pm

Looks great already, Peeter. How many hours did you put into this beauty so far. It must be a lot.
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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby Randy Holland on Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:50 pm

Congratulations Peeter, fantastic carving.Looking forward to seeing the finished bird. What luck!! If you can't get the photo you want....you can carve it.

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Re: Kestrel Woodcarving

Postby mustap on Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:07 pm

Thank you all. The bird is nearly done, but i haven't put much effort in recently. Got distracted by a number of other projects. I'll post the final bird, just need to finish the feet, beak and eyes.
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