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bobcat nose

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by jwljw, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. jwljw

    jwljw New Member

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    What color is best to paint a bobcat nose?
     
  2. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    I like this color:
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    But, if that's too bright you could go with this color:
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    ...or this color:
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    ...but I'd steer clear of this color, however "correct" it may be.
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  3. jwljw

    jwljw New Member

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    I was wondering what color paint to use on a bobcat's nose?
     
  4. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    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.
     
  5. jwljw

    jwljw New Member

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    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
     
  6. mdupertuis

    mdupertuis Active Member

    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.
     
  7. Bobbi Meyer

    Bobbi Meyer I luv to ride my tricycle, I luv to ride my trike

    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.
     
  8. waltp

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    I like to start with flesh, then a very light mist of rust, then the edges with a burnt umber and black mixture.
     
  9. tjaxtax

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    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.
     
  10. cwag

    cwag Member

    Heres a pic you might can use, they come in all kinds of colors!
     

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  11. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Hell yeah, I'm stealing that pic! Very nice
     
  12. tjaxtax

    tjaxtax Member

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    Thats an awesome pic cwag
     
  13. Gary A

    Gary A N. West Taxidermy 208-404-9706

    All, great info on colors.........cwag....great pic...thanks
     
  14. X2 Thx
     
  15. Ken Edwards

    Ken Edwards Taxidermy.Net Administrator Staff Member

    This was actually the very first question on the Taxidermy Net Forum 12 years ago ... and the only one that Sallie Dahmes answered herself!

    http://www.taxidermy.net/forums/LifesizeArticles/NaISZT.html
     
  16. inkyspal

    inkyspal New Member

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    Wow...what a neat piece of Taxi.net trivia!
     
  17. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    ...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.
     
  18. Tricia

    Tricia New Member

    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. ??? ;)
     
  19. Gary A

    Gary A N. West Taxidermy 208-404-9706

    More great tips to try out.........I'm in info meltdown mode now....lol
     
  20. cwag

    cwag Member

    Low price of ........ FREE!!
     

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