When finishing my pheasants, I apply a light coat of elmers glue to the waddles and cover them with red flocking. I've read several responses about painting the waddles. Just wondering which method is preferred. If painting, what color and where do you get your paint (I assume it is applied with an airbrush?).
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Your method is new to me, but so are a lot of other things. I airbrush mine with a heavy coat of cad red before I start painting the beak. The airbrush will paint the red while leaving the tiny black "speckle" feathers alone to show through.
I also have never heard of doing the flocking. But it might be good.
Anyhow I just did a pheasant and airbrushed Polytranspar gill red
and it looks just like the reference pics I have. After I painted it
I used a tooth brush to lightly brush the wattles to get the paint out
of the green spots and it also helped replace the textured look.
i just want to comment on the color on the wattles! i found that HARRISON RED comes much closer to the true color of the pheasants i get.i use a stiff bristle brush and dab the paint on(i use oil paint that has been thinned} looks great it i do say so myself! lol