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Offline Andre's Wood Works aka: TheDecoyDude

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I forgot!
« on: October 15, 2012, 05:45:40 PM »
To take pictures of my latest calls! :stickman1: I finished two of my finest whistles two days ago and didn't finish them until 4:00am (the day before I was supposed to auction them). So I woke up at 7:30 and never thought of it again.... Anyway they were really nice and sold for a lot which is always good. So, here are some pictures instead that I did remember to take :hysterical:

The cinnamon teal is mines... won second best of show open class in decorative gunning decoys. That was a stiff competition.
 My ringneck contemporary antique, second best of show open class. There were over a dozen birds entered in there.
Me head whittling a red head drake (2hr competition) I won best of show.
Me head whittling a green winged teal hen. This was a 3hr competition at a different show. I arrived 5min late and only got 3hrs of sleep (because I was finishing the whistles) so I look like cr#p (and felt like it). Nevertheless I took best of show again and made one of my finest heads.
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Re: I forgot!
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 06:00:22 PM »
Andre, you do some amazing work brother, that teal looked awesome! :bigup: :eek:
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Re: I forgot!
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 07:49:34 PM »
Dude that ringneck looks REAL!  :bow:  awesome job young man.
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Re: I forgot!
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 08:25:13 PM »
You have some bad skillz.... AWESOME.

Paint job on the dekes - painted with brushes or airbrushes??

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Re: I forgot!
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2012, 08:39:08 PM »
Wow and only 17....  What a talent you have.  I think we are going to have some fun watching your for many years. 
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Re: I forgot!
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2012, 09:26:37 PM »
 :bow:    :bow:
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Re: I forgot!
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 02:58:04 AM »
Thanks everyone!!! I painted the ring neck with acrylic paint and only with regular brushes yet, I tried to make it look more like oil paint. The teal is a mixture of both regular brushes and an air brush (I use an iwata) it is acrylic as well. I forgot to mention that all the birds in the picture with my cinnamon teal were carved by master carver, great friend, and patient teacher Carl Danos. You can really easily see his influence in my work when put in competition together. ~Andre'
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Re: I forgot!
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2012, 06:59:06 AM »
Andre, That's some beautiful work . You are a very talented young man.  :bow:


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Re: I forgot!
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2012, 08:19:06 PM »
Andre, GREAT WORK!!! Keep it up!
I once was in a head whittling contest with Tan, Jett and Jude Brunet. Boy did I learn alot.
They were finished with their heads before I could get my knives out. That was a fun time.
Keep them coming,
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Re: I forgot!
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2012, 09:43:53 AM »
You do in 2-3 hours what would take me 2-3 months.  You have a great talent and use it well.  Glad to have you back.
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Re: I forgot!
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2012, 05:42:35 PM »
I don't think I would pick up my knife in that competition.  I would just watch.
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