i am working on preping a mannikin for a lifesize coyote in the laying position. i am using a dremel tool to cut in relief slots in the hind legs but the support rods that were molded into the form are getting in the way. i can not cut the slots where they need to go. any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
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You'll have to use a hacksaw or sawzall to cut pieces of the rod out!
Whenever I am doing a laying or sitting lifesize that has the legs all folded up like that I order the form poured without the rods!
They don't add anything in the way of base attachment for laying mounts and rods in the front legs are usually enough for sitting mounts.
For laying mounts I inlet a piece of plywood into the belly; just like you do on the back of a wall mount fish form, then you can put a couple screws up through the base into the mount.
If you want another attachment point on sitting mounts put a piece of plywood in the butt of the form to accept a couple screws.