"WINGTIPS" # 36 Wrapped body/Foam Body Surface "Prep"
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« on: January 07, 2010, 12:03:51 AM »

Well here we are into another New Year, New Decade, WOW!! Time does fly. This Wingtip is something I have been experimenting with for about a Year now and I am VERY pleased with the results. Its a simple concept I came up with Mainly for problems that were bothering me with excelsior Wrapped bodies, It bugged me when I was sewing up birds on wrapped bodies having the thread "catch" on the excelsior strands AND the fact that I noticed that the skin sometimes "hung up" while taxiing the skin on a wrapped body. Foam bodies were nice for the fact that they had a SMOOTH surface that the skin slid around easily on BUT I primarily wrap my bodies SOOO..... I came up with the simple idea/technique to make a wrapped body have that "smooth" texture. Its quite simple after you have your body wrapped and neck attached I SIMPLY wrap it with paper towels and bind it all together with fine thread. I have found that the wires anchor better, the sewing process never "hangs up" on fine excelsior strands sticking out of the body, The skin taxis nicely against the smoother surface AND in reality IF any remaining body fluids want to leak out they are quickly absorbed by the paper toweling. Another benefit is when using caulk or liquid nails under the skin it no longer "sluffs or slides down" and stays where you want it, And for the users of all foam bodies, I DO use this technique on foam bodies also with great results. Is it a Necessary step, I would say no, ... But it sure has made my day putting birds together more pleasant and I do notice the results in the assembly of the bird and the positioning/Taxing of the skin. With all that said Here are a few photos of the technique! Good Luck!!
I do have several "upcoming" "Wingtips" photographed, Just need to be in the mood AND have time to post them up. Here's some upcoming topics:
                                          Detachable train on a peacock
                                          Simple eye "prep" and eyesetting methods
                                          Re-hydrating salt dried skins and Freezer burnt skin Methods
                                          Removing rust stains from waterfowl
       I am sure those will take me some time to get posted up we will see as time goes by if the interest is there, Happy New year to all.!!
                                        
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 12:05:21 AM »

And the method on a FOAM body  ;)
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010, 12:25:33 AM »

Another great idea as usual. You can bet there will be plenty of interest in the up and coming topics as well!
Thanks for taking the time Eugene.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 05:24:52 AM »

thanks Eugene, that is an awesome idea

can't wait the upcoming wingtips ...
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 05:46:06 AM »

Very good idea. Thank you i'll try that.
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2010, 12:19:35 PM »

HE IS BACK 8) 8) 8) 8) ;D ;D ;D ;D
nice tips Eugene and can`t wait for those next ones  8)
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2010, 12:34:23 PM »

Thanks for yet another excellent tip, I will try this on a tawny owl  I am just starting.
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2010, 12:37:02 PM »

Good idea, Eugene.
Is that a chachalaca tail?
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2010, 01:00:25 PM »

good job Eugene,  nothing like the absorbtion  of  BOUUNTY    the quicker picker-upper!! ;)
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2010, 01:33:19 PM »

Thanks, And yes Nancy it is a chachalaca tail, not to many people would have noticed that  :) Here's a pic of the mount. Was a salted skin with some "Damage" But I am pleased as they are difficult to obtain. This is also the bird mounted on the foam body wrapped in PT in the last photo.
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2010, 01:34:45 PM »

Make sure every one uses Brawny paper towels.  They are much better than Bounty. (especially since they're made by my company, Georgia Pacific

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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2010, 01:38:15 PM »

Bobby LOL!!! I have to be honest I use the cheapest that COSTCO or Walmart sells   ;D ;D
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2010, 03:08:36 PM »

Thanks Eugene.
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2010, 03:26:09 PM »

Thank you, i hated my only wrapped body i did because i couldn't get the skin on the back to taxi, have another wrapped and ready to go i thought but gonna add some (cheap bulk) paper towels too it tonight, can't wait to try, and cant wait for the rest of that list a few i wanna see! We appreciate your time to give freely

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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2010, 01:14:17 AM »

Eugene, thanks for posting wingtips they have really been an awesome resource! Could you please email me a price list at [email protected]. Its funny because I was tellling my good friend Gary Lockwood about this awesome taxidermist in Mont. I guess it is a small world.  God Bless
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