Installing Black Bear Jaw Set

Submitted by Greg Fava on 3/17/02. ( )

I have mounted a couple open mouth animals, but the jaws have been pre-installed by the Manufacturer. I plan on doing a black bear that does not have the jaws pre-installed. I am using a Mohr jawset. Any hints on doing the installation that might head off any problems I might encounter? Any suggestions are appreciated.

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pre-tinted epoxies

This response submitted by Mick on 3/17/02. ( )

Greg, After you've mounted your bear, and it's sufficiently dried to begin your finish work, try pre-tinting your sculpting epoxy with your paints to a fleshy tone. Using this for your interior mouth work will help make for less painting, creating a more realistic look, as well as reducing overspray on your jawset. If you also paint your teeth with a liquid latex and allow to dry before begining your airbrush work, you will eliminate the need to remove overspray afterwards. Good luck.

Look at

This response submitted by Elmer on 3/18/02. ( )

Van Dykes catalog they have some how to on installing a jawset. Hope it helps

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