Red Fox - which form to choose

Submitted by Brent on 1/11/06 at 3:00 PM. ( ) 24.236.228.39

I'm not sure which form to choose for a red fox. I want a specific position and can't find a "perfect" fit. Here are the measurements of the fox in question 2 3/4" nose, 29 1/2" length, 14 1/2" girth. Form #1 - 3" nose, 28" length, 16" girth.
Form #2 - 2 3/4" nose, 25 1/2" length, 15" girth.
Form #3 - 3" nose, 27 1/2" length, 14" girth.

I know there will be some work to be done on form no matter which one I choose, but which one would you choose and why.

Thank you for the help.
Brent.

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I would

This response submitted by Becky P on 1/11/06 at 3:20 PM. ( ) 64.12.116.12

probably go with form #3. You shorten the nose and add length to the body, if needed. But it will probably fit pretty good without any altering. BP


FOX Form

This response submitted by Forrest Sue on 1/11/06 at 4:00 PM. ( ) 71.0.186.166

I would pick which ever form had the pose that I wanted and alter it. Your hide is going to be stretched after skinning a little (at least mine do) and especially if it was tube/case skinned or dorsal as you know how difficult it is with those long legs. You can thin down the forms , shorten snout and shorten body fairly easily. Once you do it, the next time you won't even think about adding or subtracting a couple of inches from a form.


Thank you

This response submitted by Brent on 1/12/06 at 10:45 AM. ( ) 24.236.228.39

Thanks for the help. The fox is dorsal skinned. I've done a little altering in the past, but if I'm going to be stubborn about the pose, I'll have to do more.


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