I am a beginner and wondered if anyone has any tips for me in regards to pheasant waddles. I have had a problem with them shrinking. what is best way to keep the waddles and the small feathers in and around them "straight"? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Ken first make sure you split them to the edge I use artifical
heads so before glueing skin around beak squeze latex caulk in
cheeks I tape a straw on tube for this then supper glue skin to
beak,shape makeing sure to fill waddle last i paint a little
snake tan on let dry paint .hope this helps
Thanks. That does help a little. Do you have any tips for using the natural skull? Does the snake tan help keep it from shrinking? When you split them, should they be filled with latex like you suggest or should the clay I use for the rest of the head be used? Again.....Any advice greatly appreciated................Ken
Ken,yes the snake tan will help , the main thing is to split the
waddles to the edge take your time at this as it's very tedious
personaly I like the artifical heads because they have waddles formed
it dosn't take much to fill & blend you can do this with real heads
wity clay Not caulk after filling skull and setting eyes put a
small ball on each side of cheek put skin in possition
pin eyes then work clay into waddles hope this helps definatly
put snake tan on " when dry brush with a tooth brush then paint.