I finished the carving yesterday and made the base this morning. I think he turned out really nice and should make a nice addition to someone's collection. I made the hat cord out of some twisted wire and then carved the knots at the end. I made the badge out of a piece of hammered brass, silver-soldered to a post. I'll letter "Duke" on it once it's painted. The base is walnut.
There are a few more photos in the Gallery and I look forward to your comments.