OK I consider myself a bird/fish guy but I mounted up my first otter yesterday. Any how I could use some advice on a few things and the biggest issue I am coming across is how to attach the otter to the base. He is alittle bit heavier then I thought he would be and I was going to use 2 4gauge wires but do you think this will have him stable enough on the base. I know in the 1 photo you can see the start of the base however its not done. Another thing is when you are done with the otter. How do you comb, brush, and dry them for best results. I know this is kinda personal preference but do you back brush them blow with air then comb them down ? I read that a few use hair gel is there a reason to use it other then the slick look. Any finishing tips for a newbie ? Also any input on the otter will help for future reference. Any how also I read almost every otter post in the past and I wanted to say thanks to those who help the people before it came in handy. The 2 most helpfull threads were the Otter Reference pics and the thread about using clay as a filler in the tail ! The form does have a flexable fitted tail but it didn't fill out the tail. Of course this otter was alot bigger then the form so I had alot of mods in it Any how thanks ! Ps Pictures arnt the best I was in a hurry !