I’ve decided to spend some time on this shotgun. It was a tough decision, providing that I’m giving it away to a 6 year old. But the reason I decided to move forward is because #1 I don’t think there is a toy gun as detailed as this will be, #2 I enjoy carving and it’s a good experience, and #3 maybe people will see it and either order one, or maybe even ask me to carve their real rifle. We will see if that works out. No matter what this kid is getting a very cool gun.
I also decided to share the process a little. This is the first part of the carving. I will show one side through the process, but both sides will match. There will be a lot of carving on this. I’m glad it’s shallow relief. So far this drake has only taken about 5 hours. It’s still rough, but I think I will be doing some wood burning on it as well for the feathers. The pattern came from “Wildlife carving in Relief” by Lora S. Irish.
Here are the first pics in this series. It may be a while before this progresses, but maybe not. Please stay tuned.
As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.
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