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[New Gallery] Royal Wildlife Miniatures

Artist: Bill Bates
Orchid Gallery:

Bill was born in Norhtern Oklahoma in the town of Aline in 1921. He
was raised in Calhan Colorado elevation 6500’, with a population of
300 soles on the High Plains 36 miles northeast of Colorado Springs
with a grand view of the Great Pikes Peak and the whole front range
of the Rockies.

Bill Bates studied Jewelry for 2 years at El Camino College under
Professor Oliver.

Bill started carving solid model aeroplanes at the age of 12 and
progressed from solid to rubber band models to gas powered racing
models. He worked for Northrop Aircraft as a Precision Mockup and
Tooling Die Builder and later worked for Douglas aircraft a s a Wind
Tunnel Model Builder. He started carving big and small game & water
fowl in 1971. He has 20 game heads of big and small, Snow Goose,
Mallard Drake, Hen & baby duckling. His heads have U.S. copyright
for 1971 and 1999.

The Orchid Gallery is the visual front of the Orchid list. It is
here where we show each other with our creations. Send us your
entry as an Email attachment to @Service

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