For a competition mount, what is the best way to add the wrinkles ahead of the ears on a whitetail? Yes, I did check the archives, no luck. Thanks for any help.
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I have had good luck in competion by usually adding the wrinkles into the front of the ear befor the critter clay hardens with a small paintbrush shaft.. thats after I sew up the cape.. good luck and use lots of good reference.
hi Mike. the best way? i can tell you the most comfortable way for me. i don't know if it's the best way for someone else. i use epoxy clay for my ear base and any wrinkles or "attitude" i am trying to create. i use ear liners so those are set in place while i'm doing the ear butts. it's kind of like finishing the sculpting of the manikin. i then cut the ear butt area off the form in a V shape (this V cut is made down into the form). i install the ear liner in the ear. when i ready to slide the cape onto the form i put some glue on my cuts and set the ears in place. the V holds the ear and ear butt in the position i had set it up for. i don't have to spend much time on this area now because it's all locked in. i do this on all my deer mounts so when i do a competition mount, it's the same routine. hope i helped
Thanks much for all the good ideas.