Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition (Edited Oct. 31)

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Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition (Edited Oct. 31)

Unread postby Noel » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:15 pm

EDITED - All carvings here http://www.fantasypumpkins.com/pumpkins-2009.htm

EDITED - Other carvings are embedded in the thread. Last upload - Oct 31

Best carving so far - the inside of the Egg from the movie Alien:

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OK, so I'm totally behind on pumpkin carvings (just started working on patterns today), but I did carve a watermelon a few months back (Mayish?) at an event called "FooCamp". I carved this around a bon-fire from like 10:00pm till 2:00am in the morning California time. For a light, all I had was campfire, and my tool selection consisted of a single V-wedge. All things considering it came out fairly well. The pictures below came from folks attending FooCamp - I think all are phone pictures.

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It eventually ended up by the beer and snacks table, and got hung-over by morning.

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I believe the plan was to drop this off the third floor balcony to simulate the death star destruction, but I left CA before this was supposed to have happened.
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Re: Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition

Unread postby Wolfy » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:31 am

Hahahaha!! That's funny! Sounds like you guys had a great time!!
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Re: Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition

Unread postby Noel » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:57 pm

Hi Wolfy, definitely good times. Although camping in CA was coooooold at night, and wasn't prepared for it.
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Re: Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition

Unread postby Nevermore » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:37 am

I dunno Noel....a single V-wedge???
Man the talent you have...Sounds like you
had a wonderful time in spite of the cold.
Can't wait to see your carves this year!
And the pic (if from a phone) aren't too shabby either!
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Re: Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition

Unread postby Noel » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:21 pm

Nevermore wrote:I dunno Noel....a single V-wedge???
Man the talent you have...Sounds like you
had a wonderful time in spite of the cold.
Can't wait to see your carves this year!
And the pic (if from a phone) aren't too shabby either!


I definitely had a fun time despite the cold.

BTW, here's a "Mini-Me" DeathStar I carved for a Charity event in VA this weekend (Joe Gibbs' Youth for Tomorrow Country Fair). I spent most of the day teaching folks how to carve pumpkins, but did get in this one and a Sponge Bob.

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Re: Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition

Unread postby The Pumpkin Wizard » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:28 pm

Getting practiced up in case JKL comes through.... ::lol
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Re: Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition

Unread postby Noel » Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:12 pm

The Pumpkin Wizard wrote:Getting practiced up in case JKL comes through.... ::lol


Yep...still haven't heard anything - I sent them something saying that Hollywood ordinance in the Deathstar would be rather cool - nothing back on that either. :pale:
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Re: Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition

Unread postby tweechy » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:17 am

your pumpkin's are all very amazing. i looked at your webpage. im fairly new to pumpkin carving..this is my 3rd yr. i just wanted to compliment you artistic abilities. i particularly admire the disney scene you copied from the mug. i wish you had a pattern available for that.
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Re: Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition

Unread postby Noel » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:26 am

tweechy wrote:your pumpkin's are all very amazing. i looked at your webpage. im fairly new to pumpkin carving..this is my 3rd yr. i just wanted to compliment you artistic abilities. i particularly admire the disney scene you copied from the mug. i wish you had a pattern available for that.


Hi Tweechy, thanks for the compliment. And I'll tell you a secret...

(I have my patterns available for every one I've made - some I just don't list on the site - specifically Disney ones...but if you're looking for it, you might try... http://www.fantasypumpkins.com/2008-patterns/)

EDIT: and I'd love to see you give it a go!
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Re: Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition

Unread postby Noel » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:29 am

Here's one I just finished with Sariel's most excellent Snow White Apple pattern:\\

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And my daughter (11 years old) just finished with Brad's Green Eggs and Ham pattern:

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I just got a new camera, and am still struggling with how to use it, but hopefully these have turned out decent enough...
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Re: Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition

Unread postby Nevermore » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:46 am

Noel, your daughter's kin turned out so nice!!!!
So did your Snow White.. =D> =D>

I found that putting my camera on 'food' and killing the
flash works wonders :D
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Re: Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition

Unread postby Noel » Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:11 pm

Nevermore wrote:Noel, your daughter's kin turned out so nice!!!!
So did your Snow White.. =D> =D>

I found that putting my camera on 'food' and killing the
flash works wonders :D


That's too funny. The wifey told me to try the food setting and I told her that would never work, and of course didn't try it.... :oops:
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Re: Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition

Unread postby Nevermore » Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:42 pm

Noel...in all your kin carvings....you forgot one thing...
They REALLY are food :P :lol:
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Re: Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition

Unread postby Noel » Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:10 pm

My Nephew did Marc VanderPal's most excellent Mountainside Manor pattern. It came out pretty well I think:

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Re: Noel's Carvings 2009 Edition

Unread postby Noel » Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:11 pm

My daughter (11) did Sariel's Goth Fairy pattern. She really has gotten a good bit better this year.

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