Detail in Manikins

Submitted by phil on 02/27/2004 at 12:46. ( )

How do you get the skin folds in the neck of a deer mount. I have always cut ridges or filed them in but I can't get mine to look right. Some mounts have such small rolls in the neck and have good detail, how do I get those in my mounts?

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Rasp the ridges in, make then deeper than you need them.

This response submitted by John C on 02/27/2004 at 13:38. ( )

It takes a fairly deep ridge to show on heavt haired capes.

Also you may wish to buildup the rdiges with clay.

You will also need a very good hide paste i.e. Epo-Grip 2 part hide paste, with EG 2part you will not need to pin the ridges, just model them pressing the hide deep into those ridges.

You can use a water based, but you will need to pin the creases in with brads and use small bird necking to hold the crease down, using t-ins to hold the foam necking in place.

You will need to tend water based hide paste daily until it sets up.

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