Ed Walicki's  - Mastering the Basics Series

Creating Realistic Fish Scales Course  (238 min. 3 DVD Set) $59.00

Now on DVD, all the competition quality techniques I teach in my hands-on classes and use in my own work are covered in detail. Learn it all here.

Unlike my original 80 minute Fish Scale Video done years ago, this video course contains ALL the information and trick tools I use and teach in my hands on classes.  It's been some time since my original scale burning video, almost 10 years now.  And in that time I have wanted to do a series of new videos, more advanced than the originals, covering everything I teach in my intensive hands on classes.  This will be the first of many titled under my "Classroom Series" covering everything in real time from A-Z for competition quality results.  These videos were filmed in my carving studio using the same tools used in class and in my day to day work in both wood and urethane.  You will learn techniques that until now were only demonstrated in my hands on classes.  

This video course will cover...

  • Scale Reference
  • Creating Working Scale Patterns
  • Woodburning Systems
  • Building Woodburning Pens
  • Converting Commercial Woodburning Pens
  • Shaping Nichrome Wire
  • Learn to make several unique burning tips
  • Learn to make several types of scale burning tips
  • Learn to create realistic lateral lines
  • Pre-burn Layout
  • Learn to burn patterns and rows
  • Detail burning on the head and around the fins.
  • Build your own "De-fuzzing burr" in seconds
  • Learn to create scale growth rings
  • Learn to use 8 different tools to create scales in wood
  • Learn to use 5 different tools to create scales in urethane
  • And much more!

Also included in this 3 DVD set is a sample casting of the techniques demonstrated, a source list for the materials and items used in the video, and a coupon for owners of the original "Making Scale Burning Tips" video to receive 10 ft of Nichrome wire or a $20 Gift Certificate for free when you return the old video. 

This same information can be applied to any wood burning tip you ever need.  No longer do you have to get by with what is available commercially, within a couple of minutes you can create custom tips and pens at a fraction of the cost.  Make your own tips for less than .20 cents each and pens for under $4 ea.  And best of all it's fun to do.  In the video I show you how to create a tip to replicate any scale, creating a curved, raised, and textured three dimensional scale that is an exact match to the real thing.  

This course is not just for fish carvers, wildfowl carvers will benefit also from the information, making custom burning tips to fit their applications as well. Tips can be shaped like small chest feathers found on songbirds.  The basic shapes are burned leaving a layered look and then the fine feather lines are burned in place using a skew shaped tip.  Creating a puffed up look to the feathers.   The same techniques can be used for reptile scales as well.

I know once you see the results you will be convinced this is the best method to create realistic scales. 

As Seen In The Video

Nichrome Wire for making your own woodburning tips

Starter Roll $6.00
3 ft. roll

Starter Roll Plus $10.00
5 ft. roll
Carvers Standard $20.00
10 ft. roll
Value Roll $32.50 Save $8.50
20 ft. roll


Pen Building Instructions (Free download) Click Here


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