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    Does anybody know how to create artificial water and ice for a carving scenery? I have seen pictures in chip chats and from carving shows where it has been used but can not find anything on the subject. Any input would be appreciated.

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    Do you mean by painting it? ???

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        Try West System Epoxy. Be careful when useing large amounts, epoxy resins generate a lot of heat when curing. Its very simple to use, as no odor, but is a little exspensive.
        Visit Easton, Md's Waterfowl Festival November 8th 9th and 10th.

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              ??? I have a question regarding the use of plastic resins on habitat. If you are in a Juried Competition, will the use of a non-wood item on your carving disqualify you?

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                Captain, I cannot answer that question. I enter one carving into competition a year and never used the resin in it.
                Your question is a valid one. The bottom line for me is to artistically please myself.

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                  Check out some of the taxidermy catalogs. They have good info on making splashing water and the material to use for it. WASCO is one catalog I use, I can't remember the other. An internet search will give you lots of info as well. Look for articles on making habitat.

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                    Very interesting subject. I hope someone comes up with a web site where we can go to learn more. If so, please post. I always wanted to carve a fish that was jumping out of the water.
                    Jim McKinney

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                      http://www.vandykestaxidermy.com/product/01350466/
                      http://www.vandykestaxidermy.com/product/01325975/
                      Those are some artificial water products I found in a search.
                      Indiana USA&&http://pyrogite.tripod.com

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                        moving it up

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                        • #13
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                          Checkout:

                          Stackpole Books Habitat One of the Bird-carving Basic series ISBN 0-8117-3033-0

                          chapter 8 Covers using some of the material from Wasco

                          Hope this is of some help to you.

                          Woody01

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                            Got to www.fishcarver.com there are plenty of ides over there

                            Al

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