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Tesa
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« on: June 09, 2012, 06:01:50 PM »

I have just started working on my very first mount.  It's a red fox.  It's pads were cut through during skinning and I was wondering the best way to recreate the larger center paw pad.

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Allie
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 06:17:39 PM »

I use critter clay and then paint them.
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Michael B
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012, 06:26:03 PM »

Appoxy sculpt texture it then paint it when it dries.

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Tesa
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012, 10:31:35 PM »

Thank You Allie and Michael!!
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Amy G.
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012, 08:42:08 PM »

Do you have to remove the pawpad if it's cut through? I have a fullsize yote that is most likely mountable with some work but the pawpads are split and I have no idea what to do about that. Can you pin it together while it glues down and then when it's dry apoxie sculpt the seam?
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2012, 09:01:36 PM »

Just sew them back up and use the apoxy sculpt to finish them up. use a piece of sandpaper to texture them.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2012, 05:26:29 PM »

Use any of the 2 part epoxies, add some black tempra paint.  When done sculpting the pads, use the end of a piece of the foam neck/tail material to put in the texture.  This also  works great for rebuilding  mammal noses.
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