Put the paint to this rascal over the weekend and put him all together yesterday and today. Really turned out nice. I tried something new with his braids...using some cobblers sewing flax thread, with looks exactly like rawhide, I wrapped his braids after I had carved them and covered them with some texture to simulate fur. That little detail really sets those braids off and I will certainly do more of it in the future. As I mentioned earlier the earrings were made from some aluminum wire and two hammered brass disks which I left natural.
Now if the name plate shows up before we leave for Kansas City and this weekends show I'll really be happy. Hope you like him and there are more photos in the Gallery.