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Once the major feather groups have been carved, individual feathers within the group can be drawn in.

A combination of techniques are then used to replicate the feathers, soft  hairlike feathers found on the back and underbody are created by using various bits in a motor tool such as a Dremel. This is called grinding or stoning. Hard feathers such as flight feathers are reproduced using a pyrography pen with a very fine tip. This is called burning.

Occasionally both techniques are used on the same feathers. Grinded feathers can be sharpened up by a little burning over the top.

Here the small head feathers have been burned in. A suitable glass eye has also been inserted using two part epoxy.