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« on: June 01, 2008, 06:48:44 PM »









These shots show the area of thigh i remove from the mannikin  while keeping the width across the back the same.
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008, 06:54:40 PM »







thes pics show the wire  as a total replacement for the bone  (down to the ankle)  which we usually think of as the knee....  The top section of thigh is still there to give the proper bulk,  but the leg has now become free to travel and pose...
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008, 06:59:15 PM »




  and,  the wrapping of the leg to finish things off.  No bones in the way  no tying togeter with wire or twine-  just freedom of movement...   To be honest,  I rarely even wrap legs  unless the pose will be showing alot from the ankle up.  Otherwise,  i simply pose the wire like i want it,  and add a small bit of fiber fill under the shin just before sewing up...I guess you could say its a hybrid between the old european stuffing technique  and the modern mannikin...  I like to call it  "sloppadermy"!! :D
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008, 07:37:58 PM »

Thank you sir,
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008, 07:58:49 PM »

Boy I feel a hundred percent better about my hands,, not old age coming around the corner just better part of a life time doing taxidermy!!!  LOL
Thank you for info even though I did not ask for it,  after alll these years in the bus I am trying to teach myself birds, again and I am afraid that thing about old dogs is true,,,, I would swear I was smarter back in the day!!LMAO
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008, 07:59:42 PM »

Sir was my Dad,  Im Ron  and your welcome ;) :D  hope this sheds a little light   there's  lots of options in bird taxidermy!!!   and Peggy,,,, what can I say :D  my hands could be models for cadavers ;D ;D
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008, 11:01:46 PM »

Thanks Ron! I appreciate the time and effort that went into this pictoral, especially on a Sunday!

I've tried the "sloppadermy" with nervous success, but with all the leg bones. I just didn't feel right about sewing it up without knowing that the batting was going to stay where I put it while positioning the legs. I don't know where it was going to go, but I was still paranoid. :-[
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008, 11:16:39 PM »

I just didn't feel right about sewing it up without knowing that the batting was going to stay where I put it while positioning the legs. I don't know where it was going to go, but I was still paranoid. :-[
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LOL I do the same thing, Steve. I just have to tie down all that fluff. It might move in the night!!!!!
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