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Another method of reproducing missing antler.

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by DT10Sam, May 26, 2009.

  1. DT10Sam

    DT10Sam No flow no go!

    Well I had an interesting project to do. An area resident bagged a nice buck last winter while bow hunting and was shocked to find that the buck he downed with an arrow only had half a rack. He did some researched and learned that I can reconstruct a reproduction antler and match it to the other side of course with some minor deductions for scoring purposes.

    I tried a new product that was advertised on television and it is named Mighty Putty. This product seemed to work extremely well and it did set within a couple of hours allowing me to build its mass with bondo. I then placed a coat of All Game epoxy on it and did the usual sculpting etc. I then stained the antler with Potassium Permanganate to give it the right color. Hope this is of help to someone.

    Following are the series of pics taken showing the steps taken to reproduce the antler.

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    And finally the completed buck.

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    Best Regards,
    Sam
     
  2. Looks great, very nice work, got an old one of mine broken like that and I am going to try and rebuild with this method.
     

  3. Nice results! Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Kittrell Hill

    Kittrell Hill 9 Beard Merriam 2008 Meade Co SD

    Looks great and very realist
     
  5. derhntr

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    Very nice, what were your paint or stain colors
     
  6. Schmitty

    Schmitty New Member

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    Wow, big project to tackle, looks good
     
  7. Awesome job. Thanks for sharing!
     
  8. disabled

    disabled Active Member

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    i like what you did but what did you charge the guy for this, awesome job john
     
  9. mario

    mario New Member

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    Perfect Job, 8)
    Thanks for sharing!!!!
     
  10. MB in NC

    MB in NC Aim small. Miss small.

    Fantastic job!
     
  11. DT10Sam

    DT10Sam No flow no go!

    Hi John,

    Our pricing structure in Ontario, Canada may differ from other areas. I ended up charging a total of 1200.00 for the whole mount and antler work. I charge 600.00 for shoulder mounts and this year I have increased it some to 650.00. The antler work I guessed it at 600.00 and may have received more if requested. The client is a good client and felt that 1200.00 would be a fair price.

    Regards,
    Sam
     
  12. Jome

    Jome New Member

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    Looks really good will have to give it a try.
     
  13. wow! that looks very very nice! im sure your customer was very happy !
     
  14. Head Hunter

    Head Hunter Member

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    Great job Sam! What did you use to finish the horns with?
     
  15. bill@hogheaven

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    Very nice job Sam.
     
  16. 1590

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    That really looks good.
    Thanks for sharing.
    jim
     
  17. marcgaines89

    marcgaines89 New Member

    ...hmm mighty putty seems to be quite rare round these parts. Any other suggestions for an alternative?
     
  18. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    Wow. Looks great. Instead of Mighty Putty, couldn't you use Key-Poxy sticks that Vandykes sells ?
     
  19. bulldog4949

    bulldog4949 "Mounting your Memories"

    apoxie clay?
     
  20. DeeCee

    DeeCee New Member

    Very Nice!!