Finished! I completed carving him Friday and completed the painting this evening, so I should be able to ship him off for the contest tomorrow. My other entries did arrive and I shouldn't have aproblem getting this one there also. Whew! I started carving this guy last Monday, but I think he turned out ok. I painted his face and beard at carving club on Saturday morning and several of the guys were interested in getting roughouts, so I'm thinking about getting Heinecke to make some for me, rather than trying to do them myself. I'll check and see what it will cost. This little guy is about 5 inches tall and the base is 3 1/2 inches. Thanks for looking!
Waiting on wood! So this is the sculpey model for a new Santa of mine. I have a 4x8 foot square rack over 10 foot tall storing my wood in the garage. But with all the wood I have, I didn't have the right size needed for this little guy. So I ordered some fine Wisconsin basswood from Heinecke that should arrive this week. I've got a few carvings boxed up to send to the CCA competition up in Indiana, but I don't think I'll have this guy finished. We'll see. I'll work on a roughout I got from Mitch Cartledge a couple of years ago.Thanks for looking!