painting an artificial tongue for whitetail

Submitted by tlc on 02/22/2004 at 17:10. ( ) 209.103.195.136

I am finishing up a grooming mount and was wondering if there are any pointers as far as a schedule to use for the tongue. Any help would be great. Thanks

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Real looking ttongue

This response submitted by Helpful on 02/23/2004 at 10:15. ( ) 152.163.252.163

I personally use polytranspar lacquers, but you can achieve the same affects with water based paints. I use flesh, with just a hint of burnt umber, and add mars red sparingly until you come up with the color that resembles your references that you are using. Practice on a piece of paper until you come up with the perfect formula. Added hint: When you are all finished, take Intense red and highlight the sides and tip of the tongue...be careful with this color because it bleeds. Hope this helped. Good luck


black over pink, glossed

This response submitted by Mike on 02/24/2004 at 12:20. ( ) 66.2.148.54

I mix flesh with gill-red until I get a light pink color. I spray the toung and interior of mouth with a base coat of this light pink. Then I go over it very lightly with a jet black mist to tone it down and highlight the details. I then gloss it up with several coats of Liquid Crystal. I use this same schedule for the septum.


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