I had just finished sewing up an elk. I went to move the head on my stand and the antlers broke loose. Besides the lesson I just learned is there a way to fix this. I had used bondo to attach and mache over top to blend in with the form. The four screws are still holding, but it is pretty wobbly. Thanks for any advice.
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With elK and Moose, I use 3/8 inch lag bolts at least 2 inches longer than the depth of the skull plate. I predrill the holes and use a spade bit to countersink the heads with washers. I usually use only 2 per set of antlers.
In your case, I'd suggest opening the seam now and doing it. It won't ever get any better.
I used 6 x 5" #10?(the thickest I could find) decking type screws slightly countersunk and angled them to spread apart into the manikin when I did mine. This sounds stupid, but I wonder if you could inject a good epoxy with hypodermic between the cap and manikin to repaste it, if your screws are still good?
The plywood in the form may of come loose from the manikin esp. on a cheap or copied form. You must undo the stitch and go from there after you find out exactly what gave loose
If I only have a wedge of skull to work with I always build up underneath the skull plate with bondo. This makes them solid as a rock.
You may try cutting a new seam in the forhead rather than oen the original. Then sew it up real careful like. This would seem to give you better access to the area that needs the work.