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brigham boy
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« on: March 02, 2012, 08:49:04 PM »

Started prepping this cape this morning and I think a t-Rex chewed on this ear





Pretty happy with how it turned out.
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 09:41:01 PM »


WOW,super job,looks awesome .
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 09:55:28 PM »

Wow that WAS one chewed up ear! Lol.  Great job on the fix!
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"if it's horny, mount it"

« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 10:08:09 PM »

Thanks guys.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 10:36:37 PM »

Would you mind explaining how you went about fixing that ear? Looks great
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 10:58:00 PM »

Would you mind explaining how you went about fixing that ear? Looks great

I would like to know to, other then using another ear. Or you just posted to get a pat on the back?
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brigham boy
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"if it's horny, mount it"

« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 11:01:42 PM »

I'll post pics and explain it when I get home later
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 11:04:39 PM »

I'll post pics and explain it when I get home later

Cool, your a good man.
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brigham boy
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"if it's horny, mount it"

« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2012, 12:32:08 AM »

Ok it's actually a simple fix and mike p actually has a video somewhere with the same method only his is for a bondo ear. Basically all I'm doing is gluing the skin to the liner.  

Start by prepping your liner and ear as usual, ruff the liner and clean both ear skin and liner with lacquer.

Brush on your ear glue, I use derma grip ear glue but whatever glue you use should be fine. Insert the liner avoid the areas with tears and get the skin in place at the bottom and work towards the top

Now the liner is in place and the skin is close to were  it should be. Now it's just a matter of taking a cape pin and carefully gluing the skin back together like a puzzle.


It's important to get the skin close at first other wise you'll end up pulling your fixes apart also use windex and paper towels and clean the ear as you go.  Comb the ear and keep moving akin in place until it is fixed extra small blemishes can be air brushed later.  


I hope this makes sense I'm horrible at explaining things.  I will say that it seemed messy doing it like this but after doing a few I got the hang of it and I'd never do it any other way. Thanks to mike p it's virtually the same method only with liners.
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2012, 07:16:20 AM »

Thank you. I have tuff ear to tackle this week and I think this is going to be the method of choice.
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2012, 07:56:59 AM »

I've done repairs similarly on ear liners, but I don't see how you could ever do a repair like that on a bondo ear unless it was done on a mount repair/restoration project, which I've done?
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"if it's horny, mount it"

« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2012, 11:15:58 AM »

Recdec1 your welcome.   

 Trophy specialist I'm not sure if you could bondo one this chewed up.
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2012, 09:45:37 PM »

Good job brigham boy, thanks.
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2012, 12:10:17 AM »

I've done repairs similarly on ear liners, but I don't see how you could ever do a repair like that on a bondo ear unless it was done on a mount repair/restoration project, which I've done?

Recdec1 your welcome.   

 Trophy specialist I'm not sure if you could bondo one this chewed up.

Yes you can do that with a bondo ear and actually it's quite easy :)
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"if it's horny, mount it"

« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 12:49:37 AM »

Yes you can do that with a bondo ear and actually it's quite easy :)
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If I tried with bondo I'm sure it wouldn't turn out too good lol   I suck at bondo ears.
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