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"Must-Have" Items for the Birds of Prey Enthusiast and Artist!

Peregrine Falcon: Dynamic Carving and Painting Techniques for a New EraPeregrine Falcon: Dynamic Carving and Painting Techniques for a New Era

Floyd Scholz explains how he carved and painted a breathtaking sculpture of a Peregrine Falcon capturing a green-winged teal in flight. Floyd's detailed descriptions outline the carving techniques that turn wood into art and the painting steps that bring the carving to life. From how to rough out the block with a chainsaw to the proper way to detail with an airbrush—it's all here! The book also includes patterns, detailed color guides, and reference photos and information about the live bird—presented in Floyd's inimitable style. Released Spring, 2014. Check out the Amazon reviews!

Qty Peregrine Falcon Book, $29.95; Also available through Stackpole or Amazon.

Golden Eagle: A Behind the Scene Look at the Art of Bird CarvingGolden Eagle: A Behind the Scene Look at the Art of Bird Carving

A behind the scenes look at how Floyd Scholz creates one of his most ambitious pieces....a lifesize Golden Eagle in flight. Beautiful color photos document the carving's progression from a block of wood to a finished work of art. Accompanying text offers an abundance of "how-to" information as well as Scholz's thoughts as he works on the carving. Includes preliminary sketches and notes, candid studio shots, work in progress images, corrections, and journal entries. A unique look at the creative process that will inspire carvers, artists and bird lovers alike. Released June 1, 2007.

Qty Golden Eagle Book, $34.95

Carving & Painting The American Kestrel with Floyd ScholzDVD: Carving & Painting The American Kestrel with Floyd Scholz

Take a seminar with Floyd for only $49.95! At long last... a 2 DVD set released on Dec. 2005, available here from The Vermont Raptor Academy.

You may also contact Homespun Tapes toll free at 1-800-338-2737 or 1-845-246-2550, or email Susan.

Qty DVD Sets, $49.95

Vermont Raptor Academy HatHats

Top off your wardrobe with a state-of-the-art, world-class, heavy duty, sweat absorbing, major league hat. Natural with dark green brim.

Qty Hats, $12.00

Vermont Raptor Academy Canvas Carving ApronAprons

4 out of 5 carvers surveyed will testify to the fact that just by wearing a VRA seminar apron, you'll notice a 20% improvement in your carving ability in 20 days or less. Custom designed by Floyd after years of relentless front-line testing and improvements.

Heavy duty, double-stitched sail canvas with VRA embroidered logo and large pockets for your "stuff."

Qty Apron, $42.00

Birds of Prey by Floyd ScholzBirds of Prey, By Floyd Scholz

This book contains an abundance of Floyd's tips, secrets and techniques to aid you in advancing your skills in completing a number of sculpture projects. Includes numerous reference photos, diagrams, patterns and drawings along with a photo gallery of Floyd's work.

500 color photos of hawks, falcons, eagles and ospreys. Each book is individually autographed by Floyd before mailing.

Qty Birds of Prey, 352pp. 8.5" x 11" hardcover, $59.00

Owls, By Floyd Scholz Owls, by Floyd Scholz

The long-awaited follow-up to Floyd's groundbreaking book, Birds of Prey. This extraordinary edition is a must-have, comprehensive visual guide for any artist/carver's library. If you liked Birds of Prey, you'll love Owls.

Includes detailed diagrams, drawings, charts, informative text, carving projects, and hundreds of crystal clear photographs. Also includes a photo gallery of Scholz' work. Autographed.

Qty Owls, 379pp. 8.5" x 11" hardcover, $80.00

Carving & Painting an American Kestrel  with Floyd ScholzCarving & Painting an American Kestrel, with Floyd Scholz

By far the most comprehensive book on all aspects of bird carving. Chapters include design and composition, bandsaw usage and setup, wood selection, and pattern drawing and design. The book contains the same topics that are covered in Floyd's wildly-popular seminars. As an added bonus, a complete listing of all current suppliers and relevant necessities related to the fine art of bird-carving is included. A must-have edition well worth the price of admission! (Autographed by Floyd.)

Qty Carving & Painting an American Kestrel, $24.95

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