Viking Boat for Mjolner

In 2017 I was set a challenge of converting an old dingy into a viking ship for a Scandinavian whisky bar called Mjolner in Sydney. This is the largest carving job that I have had to do. 
I started shaping the head using my band saw and angle grinders to get the main form. I then went to my trimmer router, carving chisels and rotary carver to refine the shapes. To add to the rustic look, I distressed the timber with my hatchet.
Fitting the head to the boat was a challenge but after some careful planning and some adjustments, it went in smoothly. 
To age the timber to match the boat in the rustic manner, I used a bitumen stain and an acrylic wash. 
It now stares you down as you enter the award winning bar in the heart of Sydney.