form altering

Submitted by Bob on 02/24/2004 at 17:31. ( )

what is the best way to take a straight deer form and make it a right turn 30degree

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Do a alteration to it

This response submitted by Coyote on 02/24/2004 at 18:49. ( )

Cut your form in the neck taking out small wedges, and bend it to the angle your looking for. Then fill in the neck with a 2 part foam. Wrap on a piece of plastic around the new foam, and hold it while it's curing, forming it back to it's natural position. After it has dried sand down the foam. Then carve in your creases opposite your bend.



This response submitted by samantha on 02/25/2004 at 01:12. ( )

When you say "take out small wedges" - does that mean cutting straight across the neck then shaving off one side of that peice or is it just cutting the neck like < ? (god,its hard to explain in type)
Ive been thinking about this type of alteration but havnt done it as yet.

Form Altering

This response submitted by Coyote on 02/25/2004 at 09:33. ( )

Yep, your right about trying to explain how to do this in type. But what you need to do is to measure out in equal parts the size of the wedges you need to cut out. Anywhere from a 1/2" to 3/4" wedges. Cut out equal amounts of the wedges to create the bend your looking for. Remember to number the wedges so you can replace them as they came out. Then you can replace the wedges on the opposite side of the neck. Now you can use bondo to replace and bond them back into place. Now take your 2 part foam and fill in all the cracks. Rasp, and sand this down. This does take a little practice to do. So if you have a spare form around. Use that for your dummy form.



This response submitted by Tony on 02/25/2004 at 20:57. ( )

Sat in a seminar on this at our state show! Dave Nome did it the same way! Only thing to add was he said to take a marker and draw out 7 vertebrae. Equally spaced, just lines across the form. He cut the neck into at these places on the form. Then the plate looking pieces were a couple inches thick. Then he cut the wedge off those pieces. He then ran a big wire through all the pieces to hold them together while he was wrapping with plastic wrap. Then he jabbed holes in the plastic wrap to pour the foam in. I hope this helps. It is hard to put it into words!

Bob check out McKenzie (Winter Warrior).

This response submitted by Joe T on 03/02/2004 at 00:11. ( )

I found a very good article explaining everything you would need to know about this procedure.

You cut wedges out of the neck, skinny at the front of the neck and thicker at the back. Make a bunch of cuts and number each in order that they came off. Then turn each one slightly to create your turn (almost like your bending the actual vertabrie).

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