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Offline DHouse

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First Hawk
« on: December 22, 2021, 12:02:01 AM »
Hey All, finished this kit as a break from other projects. The head is investment cast but I tried to make it look forged. Not as cool as the real deal but I like how it came out and wanted to share. The engraving on the head I chase engraved with homemade graver, inspired by eastern woodland face/head tattoos from period paintings, file work to match. Thanks for looking!










Offline DougS

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Re: First Hawk
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2021, 10:38:17 AM »
Wow, very nice!

Love the color and finish.

Thank you for sharing.

Regards,

Doug

Offline barracudadave67

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Re: First Hawk
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2021, 11:03:46 AM »
Nice Hawk, very nice.

Dave

Offline DHouse

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Re: First Hawk
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2021, 03:18:07 PM »
Thank you guys! Nice to wake up to today :)

Offline Keith Zimmerman

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Re: First Hawk
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2021, 07:49:37 PM »
Looks great.  Great job.

Offline DHouse

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Re: First Hawk
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2021, 04:03:18 PM »
Thanks Keith!

This was the first thing I tried to age to look old and used, it was tough getting the metal to rust at first. I had this thing shined up like a new penny at one point but I didn't like it, it needed some character. This project gave me a whole new respect for guys who can make a brand new gun look like an old relic and I mean that as a very high compliment. I wish I knew what to do to make the wood look older or even more caked with stuff but all the waxes I tried just weren't looking right so I ultimately went with some layers of bone black. I'd love any feedback from the forum members on how to age it better.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2021, 05:27:40 PM by DHouse »

Offline hawkeye

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Re: First Hawk
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2021, 06:41:01 PM »
Great job, nice hawk

Offline Tecumseh

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Re: First Hawk
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2022, 11:19:09 PM »
I think you did an excellent job with the aging, very appealing.