Help! I am a weekend warrior when it comes to taxidermy but I enjoy trying. I was very successful with my first European mount but not so much with my second attempt although it was not a whitetail. I took a blackbuck with about 12" long horns and when I attempted to boil the skull, about 1/2" of the tips of the horns singed off. The horns also bubbled up on various parts of the horns. The horns are grown from blackbuck hair so I now know where I went wrong. I think I got the water too hot and since it was very cold outside, I had it in an enclosed grill. Does anyone have any tips for repairing my antlers to their original or closely original state?