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Mouse Caricature - Super Kiwi!!!

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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 759 days ago 914 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This mouse was carved to commemorate the successful cycling trip our Kiwi friend completed on the south island of New Zealand. I shortened my work by carving a unicycle instead of a bicycle and had a lot of fun doing it.
The subject has just come to the top of a sand dune and her expression as she is about to go over the rise is any one’s guess!!!
Basswood is the carving wood. Carved with power tools in a hurry. I’m not as good as you are Lidyia. Enjoy!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!





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Steve Esterby

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#1 posted 759 days ago

this is great roman. Quite creative.

-- steve...e-mail-themantelshop@hotmail.com........remember,the best teacher is repetition.

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peteg

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#2 posted 758 days ago

Geezzzze you’re a character Roman, we do you know have 2 wheel bikes in NZ ::: )))))))
Great job & thanks for promoting out tourism industry, dont hang back you guys we have plenty of sand dune for everybody.
BTW Mate, wish every time I was “in a hurry” I could just wack up something like this, I love it
kind thoughts
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Roger

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#3 posted 758 days ago

this has the look of an iron casted toy from long ago. very kool. nice carving

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Spoontaneous

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#4 posted 758 days ago

Where are his ‘boots’? grin Looks like you had some fun with this. Hope the tire doesn’t ‘squeak’.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Roman Hrytsak

432 posts in 1192 days


#5 posted 758 days ago

Pete,I started out with a two wheel bike in mind but as the carving progressed I couldn’t fit it in and the cut of my blank gave me no extension for the feet to reach the pedals. So I squashed everything unto one wheel.
Roger, thanks for your comments. I experimented with some paint that I bought at Tandy Leather. The paints are meant for leather and they do have a hard look to them.
This creativity has come over from my boot carvings where I have few definite patterns that I adhere to, so I let the carving flow as I go. It’s a lot of fun this way! Thanks all.

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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LittlePaw

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#6 posted 754 days ago

Good humor and great carving and fantastic carving of the tai, Romanl ! ! ! LOL

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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