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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:07 am 
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greetings and happy new year to all...

what a better time ...(for me anyway, :D)...than to start a new "flattie" project...i won't burden you with the construction details since these have been posted previously in around two dozen topics on making "flatties"...but here's a link to the first "flattie" i made...https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=782

this new one was inspired by the very ornate vintage pewter piece OKPat posted that was part of her house display this past Christmas...go here and scroll down...
https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1428

mine is not an exact copy...but does borrow the three basic elements...santa, sleigh and caribou/reindeer...the hardest part of the project was making the tiny twisted wire antlers and painting the caribou/deer to look sort of realistic...progress pictures and an image of the completed piece will follow...

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update...01-02...

all assembled and ready for primer and paint...

howard..


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:55 am 
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Howard,
This flattie is wonderful as they all are. The twisted wire antlers do look like a challenge. As always, I think I speak for others, we are eagerly awaiting the final product.

Lucy


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update...1-3...

all primed and ready for painting...

howard...

here in deepfreeze, florida...


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update...1/4...

all finished...i added two coats of high gloss clear minwax polyacrylic finish and glass glitter to the base after painting all the details...

my very best regards...

howard...


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Howard - Another masterpiece! Happy New Year!

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This flattie is spectacular. I can't believe the shading you achieved on the Caribou. And the antlers are great.

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This really is superb!


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A true masterpiece!

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