I am planning on buying Apoxie Sculpt for the finishing work on the deer nostrils but am having a hard time deciding the color to go with. The descriptions I have found say that it "accepts paint" but will it also accept paint AS I mix it for color alterations? If this is the case, wouldn't it make sense to buy a light colored Apoxie Sculpt so I can then make whichever color I wish buy mixing in appropriate amounts of paint? Also, what color is "natural"? I've seen it described as grey and as cream. I've searched the archives but am still having a hard time with this one.
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I use the natural color apoxie for normal blemish fixes. But this year I bought some pink apoxie sculpt and use it to finish the inside of the nose. That way it's done, no paint required. Then when finishing the nose pad, simply blend your paint to the edge of the pink. Works out really nice and clean. Good luck.
I just used pink on my first nose for a doe i did for a customer it worked out great. I was painting them with flesh color but it always seemed to bright and not realistic looking but the pink apoxie is perfect.
the pink will work if you have the right amount of skin tucked in the nose, but if not, or you have to repair closer to the outside edge of the nose, the natural is the way to go then blend your paint. Very easy and it doesen't take a lot of time once you get it down.
I will have to be repairing nearer to the edge of the nose, so I will get natural.
use the cream color and mix some red flock material in when you are mixing the apoxie. This will produce a great, natural looking nostril that will not require any paint. I learned this from Ben Mears several years ago.