Yup - no paint.
I'm lucky in that most of the Walnut I buy is from a local sawmill and it's unsteamed, far prettier than steamed Walnut. I've never stained any of that, fwiw - too pretty like it is.I can't either. It is beautiful the way it is. I use walnut stain on walnut these days too. The walnut we are getting is steamed walnut and unless you can find Caro walnut it has a sort of "Purplish" color with clear finish. The walnut stain turns it into a dark chocolate color which enhances the walnut in my opinion. Great job on the bear, just love the color.
This is the stain I've been using. Just one quick application.Looks great, Dan! That has stain on it? Looks like natural Walnut to me... what stain did you use?
I found the STL files on Ebay or Etsy.Wow looks great. Did you do the design. I have seen some other animals with the same kind of background and wondered who did them.