In the 1960s Clarence E Gant (my grandfather) made a set of eight heads representing various nationalities, apparently to decorate the tops of bottles of liquor from the corresponding nations: Mexican, English, Russian, Canadian, Scottish, Irish, a Pirate, and an American Indian. For those who don’t know the distinction, these are whittled (with a pocket knife) not carved (with gouges, chisels, and other tools). The wood looks like it might be redwood.
I would like to make 3D models of these heads, with surface textures, to allow them to be reproduced via 3D printing.
2015-11-27: A proof-of-concept of the Mexican has been created at reduced scale.