I checked all of my catalogs and couldn't find a Sika pedestal form. Does anyone know where I can find one? Can I alter a gamehead for a table pedestal?
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Try Joe Coombs, he lists one pedestal form, but it's an open mouth.
I saw that one. Do you think I can alter it to shut it's mouth?
Depends on your level of expertise, I'm a novice soo you're asking the wrong person! Good Luck. McKenzie also shows one but it's a wall pedestal.
I have done plenty of shoulder mounts but never had a request for a Sika Pedestal. Help!
Cut the heads off of them and do a swap. Easy enough!
Jump into altering forms and it'll open up endless possibilities.
Getting my feet wet is cool but I just don't want to jump in over my head! I'm getting too damned old to swim really good! LOL! That's a possible idea. I didn't even think of that one. (Obviously)! Thanks for your help and ideas!
I thought everybody did blocks and clay in kindergarden! Can't be too much tougher..Watch out for the pointy wires you'll need to pin the foam while the glue's(liquid nails) drying. Now use them modeling clay skills(use critter clay or equivalent) to blend the head to the neck...
Where did the sika come from? I've done a few, tough lil critters..
It came from a game ranch in Texas. From what region it was imported, I have no idea. Thick skinned SOB I tell you. Thanks for the heads up on the head, pun intended! LOL! I didn't think about just putting a sika head on another shoulder form. I actually have pretty good sculpting skills, at least that's what teacher said about 30 years ago. I guess we will have to call him Frankenbuck. Better watch the spelling on that one!
of the Maryland sikas...Originated from Taiwan way back in the early 1900's I believe(If I'm wrong, MD has some great reading on the net about them). If you haven't done so and plan to tan the hide yourself, get some acid bate in your pickle. That hide is plump full of fat. I done some of the stags that had near 3/4" thick skin at the back of the neck.
The weird thing about those hides is that they swell when shaving raw, haven't been near a pickle.