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Wildside
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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2010, 01:56:52 PM »

I explain to them up front that I ship them out for that process.  Hopefully they would understand a little if something were to happen.

I also reinforce the packages inside with 1/8 inch plywood.
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jaclinto
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2010, 11:41:26 PM »

so who is going to be the guinea pig with this kit - I am curious how easy/hard it is
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Rebel
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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2010, 11:44:30 PM »

my kit should be here tomorrow
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mmhanas
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« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2010, 06:41:26 AM »

Sounds like you got it figured out. Good Luck, can't wait to hear how they come out. A few months ago I contacted a few of the major manufacturing companies who sell the products you will need the do "Water transfer printing", which is what they call the technique used to dip skulls.I wanted to get set up and possibly practice on a dozen or so, in different patterns, and display them at a friends hunting and fishing store.  EVERY company was tight lipped and would not offer any info, unless I bought their "entry" level set -ups which the cheapest ran about $7000.00. I explained to them that I just needed to figure a few things out about the process, but they still would not budge. I did find some of the companies that would sell me the camo patterns, the activator, But I still needed to learn the proper temperature of the water, exactly how long to keep the skull in the water, and the other "little" things that matter most. Anyway, if you search "water transfer printing" on youtube, there is a few videos, here they are. I'm leaning more and more towards the DIY kit, because it may be able to answer the few questions  I still have. Have Fun!


Part 1                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOwMPx4v8To

Part 2                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPpfGYoIdsU&feature=related


This one is good also.

                                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxnzJIzjtfg&feature=related
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jaclinto
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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2010, 10:54:40 AM »

Rebel - awesome - can't wait to get your feedback - what camo pattern did you go with?
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Rebel
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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2010, 12:32:01 PM »

timbers edge XD
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jaclinto
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« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2010, 10:07:12 AM »

That is the color that I would go with too.
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jaclinto
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« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2010, 11:34:40 AM »

rebel - any news on your kit?
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« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2010, 05:50:28 PM »

How would it work on the nasal cavity?
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« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2010, 10:03:45 PM »

I always get worried about shipping things too - would rather do it myself
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« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2010, 10:37:57 PM »

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Joe Winsor
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« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2010, 10:47:19 PM »

Expensive and doesn't offer Realtree or Mossy Oak.  Those two patterns would probably make it even more expensive.
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« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2010, 12:50:44 AM »

rebel - any news? I am anxious for your feedback on this. were you dipping a skull or something else?
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jaclinto
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« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2010, 12:24:17 PM »

here is a skull that a friend dipped with this kit. I think it looks pretty good


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Joe Winsor
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« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2010, 12:35:26 PM »

The skull looks good, but the pedicals look like they got camo on them and was hard to clean off?  Hard to tell looking at the picture.
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