These 2 to 4 inch pairs of animals are now ready to be painted. After carving with a rotary tool, I dipped them into amber shellac. By carving them with a worn sanding sleeve and dipping them into shellac no additional sanding is necessary.
With some fall shows and sales coming up, I decided I needed a large Noah's Ark as a focal piece in my display. I started this one several days ago. It's not nearly done yet, but one can get an idea of it's size and style. I need to complete the detail around the doors and windows. I suspect I'll carve around 30 pairs of animals for this one.