Caricature Soliders
From the Civil War to the World Wars and Today
by Floyd Rhadigan

215 x 280mm

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., East Petersburg PA USA


ISBN 978-1-56523-905-0

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Extract from back cover of book:

Discover the creative art of caricature carving, and start making your own memorable versions of classic service personalities! Award-winning carving instructor Floyd Rhadigan takes you step-by-step through the entire process of carving and painting a gallant military figure. Patterns are provided for service personnel from the present day to the World Wars and the Civil War. You'll learn to carve fascinating characters from the Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy (including Shore Patrol), and Army (including WACs). Floyd reveals his distinctive carving techniques and shows you the basics of wood selection, tools, and finishing, along with inspiring color photographs of finished projects.

Floyd Rhadigan is widely recognised for his unique style of carving, a mix between Ozark and Scandinavian flat plane styles. Floyd actively travels North America conducting woodcarving seminars and classes. His friendly, down-home teaching style if reflected in this highly enjoyable book.

Photos: Colour



Basic Carving Instructions

Step-by-Step Carving Instructions

American Civil War: Union Solider
American Civil War: Confederate Solider
World War I: U.S. Army "Doughboy"
World War I: U.S. Army "Dogface"
World War II: U.S. Army Air Corps "Flyboy"
World War II: U.S. Navy Blue Uniform
World War II: U.S. Marines Dress Uniform
World War II: U.S. Shore Patrol
World War II: U.S. Women's Army Corps (WAC)
U.S. Marines Mascot (English bulldog)
U.S. Army: General Work Uniform (Mdern)