"WINGTIPS" # 35 Real Head Artificiial method Take 2
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« on: September 03, 2009, 11:41:26 PM »

Hello Everyone! Its been a while. I e-mailed some pics of today's work to my Friend Matt showing him the procedure I used on a sandhill crane and he suggested posting it up, I don't know how usefull this will be to everyone BUT it may "trip someones trigger" so to speak LOL. I was mounting a VERY pinny Sept. Sandhill killed in MT. I wanted to use the clients real head BUT hate not using an artificial head on long necked birds especially with how much sandhill beaks vary in length and size, I ended up using the real beak by just attaching it to an artificial "skull" The following photos pretty much describe the process. These photos along with the reading of "wingtip" # 31 will help describe the method,... Basically cut the beak off the real skull, Cut the artificial head off in the same spot, Clean up the sinus cavity and meat on the beak, Wash as usuall, Then fill the sinus cavity with sculptall, run a wire down into the real beak, Loop that wire and bondo it into the fake head, superglue the lower mandible into the desired position, and then blend everything together with sculptall. On this particular head I also installed the tongue at the same time to save on finishwork later. The rest is basic bird taxidermy/fake head 101. The client wanted a dancing sandhill with a few specific request showing the wings off But overall for a Sept sandhill I think it came out OK.
 As far as "future" wingtips I do have several photographed A couple upcoming topics  requested are wingcurling primaries "revisited" for Tereza, A FAST new method   :) Simple eyesetting for Ludvik, tips on gassing of all things  :D And a "blend" of soaps LOL.........
  The following photos explain the procedure, GOOD LUCK!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 11:45:19 PM »

The next two
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 11:50:01 PM »

Next
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009, 11:52:33 PM »

And the final one
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2009, 11:53:36 PM »

Thanks that is very helpfull.
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2009, 01:28:01 AM »

Good Job Eugene!! ;)
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2009, 01:42:27 AM »

That is what I am talking about show me some work on Sandies I have an Outfitter that wants to hook up and I haven't quite worked out a good leg wire job for them yet.  Thanks for this one though it will save me some time.  Also can you use a harness for the wings or do I need to keep them intact?

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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009, 05:59:04 AM »

Nice tutorial. Thank you wingman.
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2009, 06:55:36 AM »

sweet very nice
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2009, 09:05:11 AM »

Beautiful mount and good tip, glad to see you back with the WingTips.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2009, 09:46:06 AM »

Cool..thank you for your generosity!
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2009, 10:09:19 AM »

nice photos Wingman! it still seems like alot of work, but I understand what you mean about the variety in bill sizes, especially if the bird is a trophy.
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2009, 10:29:37 AM »

verry nice job Eugene!!!! and thx for the nice tips. glad to see your back whit your nice tips again. have waiting for them for a long time now :)

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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2009, 11:43:51 AM »

Thanks for the comments!, Sarge, I do not understand what you mean by a harness on the wings? This bird is suspended from the fence post similar to a flying pose, One tip of its right toe will be barely touching the ground when its finished made to look like its "jumping" its dance just off the ground, Standing sandhills just require heavy wiring down the leg and I would suggest removing the tendons on such a pose requiring heavy wiring of the legs. This process added about an hour to my mounting time but the finishwork will in turn be minimal.
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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2009, 12:00:52 PM »

great post thanks
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