Meet Rocky and Rocky Jr.
Rocky was a private commission. We started with a 3-D model, and then sliced him into layers in software. We then cut the layers out of plywood and glued him up.
Once he was all glued up and cured, Michael carved him to the rough shape.
and then we sanded… and sanded…
and sanded… and sanded some more – after which we swore never again.
Once the trauma of the sanding marathon wore off, we decided we could probably make a small one for the nephews. 1/4 scale turned out to be exactly the right size.