I'm doing a widgeon for an upcoming show and I was planning on using the real feet because I haven't found any artificial feet for them. I just found a supplier that has pewter widgeon feet and I have no idea what they are like. Can you bend or position them at all? Do they look good enough for competition? Are they fairly good with paint?
Does anybody else knoe what the best artificial feet are and where to get them? I have used the mallard feet from WASCO and they look pretty good but they are hard to move (just about have to melt them to move them).
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They are bent by putting them in water and boiling them taking particular car for them not to touch the hot pan bottom. As you know pewter will melt at low temperatures, but it cracks even easier if you try to form them without the heat. When I used them years ago, they came with specific instructions.
Thanks George! One more question though. How do they take paint? Do I need something other than waterbase? Do they look as good as the cast feet that WASCO sells?