Repairing a Bear Skull with a Missing Zygomatic Arch
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Jim B
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« on: April 12, 2008, 11:04:08 PM »

This a found bear skull.The cheek bone or zygomatic arch was missing.I first made a pattern from the opposite side.
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2008, 11:06:04 PM »

I then shaped two wires,drilled the skull and epoxied them in.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008, 11:08:52 PM »

I cut some 1/8" hardware cloth and attached to the two wires.
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2008, 11:11:15 PM »

Next I applied a white,epoxy putty to the wire armature.I just rough shaped it and let it cure.
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2008, 11:13:53 PM »

After the putty had cured,I sanded and ground some more shape to it,added some more putty and detail textured it.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2008, 01:30:46 AM »

That looks terrific.  Nice work.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2008, 01:48:45 AM »

wow that's pretty neat never really tried or thought abotu doin it like that great work.
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2008, 10:18:54 AM »

nice post jim b, are you going to do the teeth or bottom jaw, or did they only find and want the top skull done?
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2008, 03:44:39 PM »

    Very nice job. I have used Apoxie Sculpt to replace missing sections of bone before but never thought to make a wire armature underneath. Very professional. :)
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2008, 05:21:54 PM »

looks pretty darn close!
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2013, 10:34:06 AM »

very cool idea
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