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« on: April 26, 2007, 12:01:46 AM »

Hello, It's been a while since I've had a chance to post another wingtip so here goes! On flying birds there always seems to be a wire holding the bird to the base or driftwood. I personally don't like to see exposed wire although I guess a chunk of driftwood stuck to a bird is not real accurate either :) BUT I do like to hide the wires, here's how I do it. I use sculptall to blend the wire in with the wood, covering the entire exposed wire but THEN I take dirt, Eastern Montana dirt-gumbo works GREAT because it's color is more gray than black and the gray blends in with the driftwood best, wet your hand blend the putty on the wire then wet your fingers and stick them in the dirt and then rub that into the wet sculptall, blend /add dirt-water until you get the desired effect and color. You can scratch additional detail in if desired I just like to hide the wire and don't get to fancy. Here;s a few pics basically showing the procedure, GOOD LUCK!!
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2007, 03:52:57 AM »

thx again wingman
very nice tips.

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2007, 04:35:45 AM »

Thanks for the tips!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007, 12:16:00 PM »

Great idea ! I usually use moss to hide the wire.
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2007, 03:05:42 PM »

What I usualy do if the bird is "out" from the driftwood, is use some scuplt-all to cover the wire, like its a natural part of the wood.


Great tip
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2007, 05:42:46 PM »

Great tip, I always use hot glue and do the same thing, only it sets faster, I have also used 5 min. epoxy. Same results, and done in 5 mins.  Keep em coming Wingman and Thanks !!   
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2007, 10:42:46 PM »

Wingman, first of all, I love the wing "tips".....also, that backside of the goose looks beautiful, and I can only imagine how nice the front looks....but most of all, how in the world do you always have such a nice clean shop? I am amazed!
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2007, 10:49:17 PM »

Thanks Wingman for the tip. I just came across with this same dilemma with a flying duck and turkey. Used moss on the duck, but will try the epoxy or hot glue with dirt for the turkey.  Angelo
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