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I have been looking for a USA Eagle Flag type model and really like this one. Where did you get it?
 
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Beautiful outcome already . What I don’t understand is why people use a quality wood such as Cherry if they plan to paint over it . Isn’t there a less expensive option for material, or is cherry necessary for fine details?
 

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Beautiful outcome already . What I don’t understand is why people use a quality wood such as Cherry if they plan to paint over it . Isn’t there a less expensive option for material, or is cherry necessary for fine details?
This is a great piece and feel it looks fine the way it is.
I agree not putting heavy paint on a carve. I use watered down acrylic as a stain to let the natural wood grain and color show through.
 
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Beautiful outcome already . What I don’t understand is why people use a quality wood such as Cherry if they plan to paint over it . Isn’t there a less expensive option for material, or is cherry necessary for fine details?
I have tried many types of wood. Soft woods like pine just didn't give the results I wanted. If the design is intricate I would see chipping. The edges are just not sharp and have lots of fuzz. I prefer to use cherry, red cedar, walnut and others. I get fine detail, smooth finish and minimal post prep work.
When I send a piece out to be painted I give it a stained finish. Then the artist has the option to leave some areas unpainted.
 

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I have tried many types of wood. Soft woods like pine just didn't give the results I wanted. If the design is intricate I would see chipping. The edges are just not sharp and have lots of fuzz. I prefer to use cherry, red cedar, walnut and others. I get fine detail, smooth finish and minimal post prep work.
When I send a piece out to be painted I give it a stained finish. Then the artist has the option to leave some areas unpainted.
I kind of figured so . Unfortunately Cherry is costly here
 
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