If you love caricature carving but are getting a little tired of cowboys and Santas, this book is for you! Inside this book, you'll find 15 whimsical characters just waiting to be released from wood. Follow along with popular woodcarving instructor and author, Floyd Rhadigan as he takes you-step by step-through carving and painting a fantasy character. Once you master the basic skills, you can move on to the additional carving patterns that are included. From Eric the Red to Merlin, you'll have plenty of great new projects to choose from!
Discover the creative art of caricature carving, and start making your own memorable versions of classic service personalities. Award-winning carving instructor Floyd Rhadigan takes you step-by-step through the entire process of carving and painting a gallant military figure. Patterns are provided for service personnel from the present day to World War II, World War I, and the Civil War. You’ll learn to carve interesting characters from the Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy (including Shore Patrol), and Army (including WACs). Floyd reveals his distinctive carving techniques and shows you the basics of wood selection, tools, and finishing, along with inspiring color photographs of finished projects.