maybe someone knows.....

Submitted by drew on 2/5/05 at 1:06 AM. ( )

what might cause the muscle definition on a tanned cape to be more significant compared to a cape fleshed and dry preserved. i dont have alot of experience with dry preserved skins and had the opportunity to help a fellow wildlife artist in his shop and dry preserve is his method of choice for preserving animal skins. it seemed to me that the skin could have been shaved thinner. if the cape was shaved as thin as possible would the muscle definition be significant if a quality hide paste was used. just was wondering this as i drove the hour home from his studio.

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Could be

This response submitted by TeddyS on 2/5/05 at 1:16 AM. ( )

the difference between a late winter cape and a early fall cape. The winter coats on capes have much thicker fur than the summer/early fall capes. And the definition would'nt be as noticable on a winter cape versus a summer/fall cape.

just a guess but I think

This response submitted by ? on 2/5/05 at 1:43 AM. ( )

it could be from the shrinkage or the glue not holding good.

Drew answered his own question

This response submitted by Bill Yox on 2/5/05 at 3:52 PM. ( )

He said he thought the skin couldve been shaved thinner. Well, hes correct. The thicker skin might have helped the shrinkage we often associate with DP anyway.

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