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Jim B
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« on: March 28, 2010, 08:21:39 PM »

The last week or so I have been working on some horn and antler repairs.This one is a Marco Polo sheep that had about 10" of horn shot off.This picture shows the two pieces but only after I repaired and filled as much of the splintering as I could.This won't be a full tutorial as I've done a couple of those but I did photograph some of the steps so maybe someone can get something from this.
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 08:25:22 PM »

I worked epoxy down in the large splits and cracks plus thin super glue in the thin cracks and clamped the daylights out of it.This just shows the tip section clamped.
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Jim B
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 08:28:05 PM »

Here the pieces have been epoxied together using Ultra Smooth.
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Jim B
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010, 08:31:38 PM »

Starting to rebuild some texture with All Game to which a little color was added.This is the outside of the horn.

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2010, 08:33:36 PM »

that looks great so far!

I hope I never have to try it ;)
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Jim B
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2010, 08:35:29 PM »

Rebuilding texture on the inner side of the horn.As the putty gets close to being hard,I used the point of a scalpel to cut in little cracks,checks and splinters like the surrounding area.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2010, 08:39:01 PM »

I used thin washes of acrylic artist's tube paints to blend in the color.White,yellow ochre,raw umber,black and lots of water.
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Jim B
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2010, 08:41:09 PM »

The inner side after painting.
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Jim B
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2010, 08:43:51 PM »

A shot of the whole horn,back in one piece.
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Jim B
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2010, 08:48:11 PM »

I don't have a lot of pictures of this one but it is a bushbuck that probably lost half it's right horn fighting.A 1/4 threaded rod and built up with All Game.Texturing was done with a Dremel,wire brush and scalpel.
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2010, 08:48:40 PM »

Nice job Jim as usual.
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Jim B
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2010, 08:50:17 PM »

Here is the finished,painted horn.
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2010, 08:53:51 PM »

Nice freaking work!  The job on those Sheep horns are right on the money.  EXCELLENT!

John.
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Jim B
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2010, 08:55:49 PM »

Thanks John.This is another bushbuck.I forgot to get before pictures but it had about 10 " broke off the same,right side.The finished repair.
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2010, 09:03:45 PM »

You are a true artist sir!
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