Paint Choice For Deer Nose

Submitted by Aaron on 4/5/05 at 9:14 AM. ( ) 216.24.19.126

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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Aaron, Ben uses OIL paint

This response submitted by George on 4/5/05 at 9:39 AM. ( georoof@aol.com ) 205.188.116.70

Mars red is a standard color in oils and can be found at any art supply store or through WASCO.


No Luck

This response submitted by Aaron on 4/5/05 at 9:45 AM. ( ) 216.24.19.126

I knew he used oils, forget to add that in the message. I've checked at WASCO and at art stores. NO luck!


Try this

This response submitted by George on 4/5/05 at 10:23 AM. ( ) 205.188.116.70

www.dickblick.com
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.


mars red

This response submitted by bob on 4/5/05 at 10:57 AM. ( ) 65.30.128.61

I buy all my paints at hobby lobby. so if you have one around i know they have em there


Hmmmm....

This response submitted by Jeff F. on 4/5/05 at 12:45 PM. ( NaturesTrophies@aol ) 205.188.116.70

Have you tried checking with any TAXIDERMY suppliers? WASCO and Van Dykes carry it in their catalogs. Jeff F.


Ben has it

This response submitted by KBauman on 4/5/05 at 12:57 PM. ( ) 164.58.213.17

You can buy a tube directly from Ben Mears. That is where I got mine. Good Luck.


Thanks

This response submitted by Aaron on 4/5/05 at 3:02 PM. ( ) 216.24.19.126

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__!


Joe Coombs has it

This response submitted by Jerry on 4/5/05 at 4:54 PM. ( ) 69.168.105.130

Check his whitetail finish kit.


Aaron

This response submitted by Jeff F. on 4/6/05 at 12:42 AM. ( ) 64.12.116.132

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.


PS

This response submitted by Jeff F. on 4/6/05 at 12:57 AM. ( ) 64.12.116.132

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.


Jeff

This response submitted by terry v on 4/7/05 at 8:27 AM. ( ) 216.120.182.142

The way I read his posts is he is looking for oil paint.


I stand corrected

This response submitted by Jeff F. on 4/7/05 at 12:12 PM. ( NaturesTrophies@aol ) 64.12.116.132

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 stand corrected

This response submitted by Jeff F. on 4/7/05 at 12:16 PM. ( NaturesTrophies@aol ) 64.12.116.132

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.


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