Read a Breakthrough article by Ben Mears that suggested using Mars Red as one of the colors for finishing a deer nose. I can't find it anywhere. Can anyone offer a supplier or a suitable substitute?
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Mars red is a standard color in oils and can be found at any art supply store or through WASCO.
I knew he used oils, forget to add that in the message. I've checked at WASCO and at art stores. NO luck!
Then scroll down to paints and click on "oils". There's a dozen different name brands there and most of them manufacture Mars red. I know that A.C. Moore's carries them here in the East and I'd assume that both Michael's and Hobby Lobby would as well.
I buy all my paints at hobby lobby. so if you have one around i know they have em there
Have you tried checking with any TAXIDERMY suppliers? WASCO and Van Dykes carry it in their catalogs. Jeff F.
You can buy a tube directly from Ben Mears. That is where I got mine. Good Luck.
Thanks to all those who offered helpful advice. By the way Jeff, neither WASCO or Van Dykes have Mars Red in and oil based paint. Never did like a smart a__!
Check his whitetail finish kit.
I hope you'll excuse me for NOT being wrong. Polytranspar carries mars red,lacquer based. It's in the WASCO catalog on page 211,the # is FP 162. As stated above, it's a pretty good color to have in your artillary. Hope this helps. Didn't mean to be short. Jeff F.
McKenzie also carries it in LifeTone if that makes it any more conveniant for you. BTW, I wasn't just being a smarta$$. It's becoming pretty routine around here that people fail to do any leg work before they ask something. Best wishes. Jeff F.
The way I read his posts is he is looking for oil paint.
I have no problem admitting when I'M WRONG. http://www.dickblick.com/categories/oilpainting/#artistsoilcolors As George stated, they should have what you seek. Jeff F.
I have no problem admitting when I'M WRONG. http://www.dickblick.com/categories/oilpainting/#artistsoilcolors As George stated, they should have what you seek. Also this is a direct link to Ben Mears and the oils he uses himself. http://www.mearstaxidermyandsupply.com/referencesandfinishing.htm Jeff F.