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.
Spotlighting the work and members of the exclusive carving club, The Caricature Carvers of America (CCA), this photo-illustrated history is a must-have for wood carvers and collectors alike. Perusing the guide's biographies and photos of America's top caricature carvers, readers will become acquainted with 25 members, both active and emeritus, such as Marv Kaisersatt, Harold Enlow, Peter Ortel, and Pete LeClair. Each profile includes two original patterns viewed from different angles, complete with techniques and painting and finishing tips.