Duck Blind Instructional
Over the past 15 years Willy McDonald has taught 100’s of students how to carve and paint. Students have enjoyed carving success ranging from happy weekend hobby carvers to BEST OF SHOW winners at major competitions around the country. Satisfied customers are always calling to say how much Willy’s videos have helped them and they all echo the same comments...... “Willy’s step by step teaching methods make learning the carving and painting process easy. Nothing in the process is left to the imagination”.
It’s true! Willy’s step by step method of carving is captured on all Duck Blind Instructional Videos. He doesn’t leave you wondering what he’s done, everything is explained in detail. You can work in your own shop, at you own pace and review a certain step as many times as you want.
Best of all, once you become a video student Willy is always available for consultation via email or our 800 number if you have problems. All of our instructional videos were video-taped using digital cameras for the best reproduction.
The Duck Blind University is excited
to announce the release of the latest educational video devoted to
the carving of real hunting decoys. The video features instructor,
Willy McDonald, doing what he does best……carving and painting
hunting decoys and sharing his methods in his easy to understand,
step by step, teaching style. This 6 ½ hour (3 DVDs)
video series offers instruction with a unique twist. It
highlights the carving and painting of two different species and it
also demonstrates carving with hand tools and motorized grinders.
The video class is designed for carvers of all skill levels wanting
to learn how to carve gunning decoys. Most notably, it is
perfect for the beginner or duck hunter that wants to hunt over his
or her own hand carved decoys.
The success of a new video can always be measured by the number of people crowded around the TV set at a show and this carving video has turned out to be a very popular feature at the Duck Blind Booth this show season. The accolades from carvers around the country bear out the value of this series as a learning source for carvers of all skill levels.
Although the video deals with carving a Drake Redhead,
the techniques learned in this video will apply to any species. Willy takes
you through the entire process of carving a Decorative Decoy. This
demonstration is clear and concise and starts with wood and pattern
selection and then takes you through the carving steps including body
shaping, feather layout, woodburning and texturing, bill and eye detail.
This three tape series offers over 6 hours of instruction and is designed
for the novice/intermediate.
the companion video to our "Realistic Decoy Carving 101" series. Although
the subject matter is a Drake Redhead, painting techniques used on this
tape would apply to virtually any species of wildfowl. All aspects of
painting with acrylic’s are covered on this video including sealing,
priming, blending, shading, detailing, and airbrushing. This Duck Blind
University video class is over 2 hours in length and is perfect for the
beginning or intermediate carver wanting to learn or improve acrylic
Literally 100’s of carvers have watched Willy’s Air Brush demonstration at various shows from coast to coast. Many spectators mused about how great it would be to take Willy home to assist them with learning the air brush. Now it’s possible!
This video is like having a ring-side seat at one of Willy’s demos only better. Shot with a digital camera, this video features clear up-close shots of the entire process. Willy’s step by step teaching style is always consistent by his assumption that the viewer knows nothing about the process and therefore nothing is left out. He teaches you how to hold the brush, how to take it apart, keep it clean, about the compressor, solving normal problems, and various techniques for painting.
If you are one of the many that already own an
airbrush but are afraid to use it, then this video is a must. The soft
subtle blending of colors that is only possible with an airbrush is a
necessity to be competitive at today’s shows.