I have been having fun carving the football helmet bolo ties, but the real fun is in the painting. Let me tell you that Sparky the Sundevil is not that easy to paint. For that matter, the Denver Bronco's symbol isn't to simple either. I think they both turned out okay.
I have also been experimenting with techniques to weather or antique some of the bolos. The pirates and the mountain men in particular don't look to authentic when they look like they just got out of a shower. I have added a healthy layer of dirt to each one for a fun effect.
I figured that since I was making a few of them dirty, I would also make a few of them look like they actually do work. Take a look at the fireman and the railroad engineer!
I have been experimenting with other carving projects that I hope to get posted here real soon.