Carving a Mallard Body – Tutorial

67. Whole bird - starboard view.

This step-by-step is a companion to the Carving a Mallard Head – Tutorial.  As with the head, this bird happens to be a decorative, but the process is the same for a hollow wood gunner.  I like round-bottomed birds for the mantelpiece but prefer a flat bottom with a keel for life on the water.

Here is one view of the painted bird:

Mallard Drake - 2 May 2013 back

LOGO Butterball - small

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