I have mounted several raccoons , however I still have trouble getting the toes to look real .Any suggestions about how to make them more lifelike ?
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....use a syring
I agree with .... above. Before I slide the skin onto the manikin I inject the feet with caulking...all the way up to the ankle area..slide the skin on and work the caulking out evenly(naturally) throughout the foot area..squeeze the caulking towards the toes till they flare out like a rubber glove with water in it...then work the excess back to the footpad..I often glue the toes together in the position I want them..
Many people take critter clay ,shape to approximate size,freeze, then insert and form appropriately. Jeff F.