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Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by jwljw, Feb 26, 2010.
What color is best to paint a bobcat nose?
I like this color:
But, if that's too bright you could go with this color:
...or this color:
...but I'd steer clear of this color, however "correct" it may be.
I was wondering what color paint to use on a bobcat's nose?
That's why I posted pics. The color paints used is dependent on the color nose you want. Start with flesh, burnt sienna, dark brown, and white.
Thanks Cole. Last few I've done kept there color REALLY good so I just had to coat the nose with modge podge. Thanks again for your help, Jeff
I have taken in 3 bobcats with the nose almost black like the last picture. All but one of them was OK with me giving the nose a more fleshy color. They just look so odd with the black nose to me.
I keep several different tones of orange, red, pink and brown paint on hand.
When a cat comes in, I mix the paint till I get as close as I can to the actual color of the nose, keeping track of
how much of each paint color I use ( the sqeeze bottle kind from wal mart is easy to keep track of )
let each "experimental" color dry and compare it to the cat.
Kinda like the paint samples you get from the hardware store, and each color has it's own "recipe" so to speak.
I know, I know...the cat is dead and isn't the color it would be if it was alive, but a fresh or freshly frozen dead specimen
is better than just taking a guess about what color it should be after the cat has been salted, pickled, tanned and mounted.
The color of any fleshy area is gonna change going through all those steps.
I like to start with flesh, then a very light mist of rust, then the edges with a burnt umber and black mixture.
I am with Cole on this one. I like the fleshy (pink) tones better than the orangish or black tones for the nose. Also Polytranspar makes a color that is pretty close called snow goose red i believe. I like to paint my flesh tone and dust it with the snow goose red.
Heres a pic you might can use, they come in all kinds of colors!
Hell yeah, I'm stealing that pic! Very nice
Thats an awesome pic cwag
All, great info on colors.........cwag....great pic...thanks
This was actually the very first question on the Taxidermy Net Forum 12 years ago ... and the only one that Sallie Dahmes answered herself!
Wow...what a neat piece of Taxi.net trivia!
...and this isn't the only other time it's been asked in the past 12 years. It's interesting though, that everyone does them differently.
Absolutely, I LOVE that pic. Adding that one to my album.
My only question is if the "Pic Pimp" is selling the same pics today that they were trying to sell 12 years ago or if they've gotten new ones. ???
More great tips to try out.........I'm in info meltdown mode now....lol
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