Realistic Decoys: Carving, Texturing, Painting & Finishing
Sterling Publishing Company, 1984 - Crafts & Hobbies - 224 pages
Finest book on duck carving in years. Describes the bluebill, mallard, merganser, canvasback, plus other species -- their anatomy, actions, positions. Shows how to shape, carve and point the head and feathers for a lifelike texture.
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AnatomyDivers Versus Dabblers
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