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Hellhound Sculpture- Completed

Discussion in 'Wildlife Artwork and Crafts' started by Knuxtiger4, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. BVanKirk

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    i get the hair a little wet and part it with a comb first
     
  2. Re: Hellhound Sculpture

    Today's update!

    Well I got everything done according to plan, despite work and a certain video game I've been playing. The head is complete now and the pelt is in my shower, rehydrating (By the way, it smells horrible.)

    So here's the form and what I did today to it. I painted the paperclay channel and also hollowed out a cavity to put planter rocks in to add weight that is needed to keep Mirage from tipping.

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    Next was checking the antlers, which now were fixed and looked even. I used apoxie clay and filled in the gaps the bone of the antler left. Once smoothed, I used the remaining deer bones I has to press into the clay to give it bone texture. (It worked out great.). Once I got home from work, I painted it with the closet paint I have and mixed it to get a bone color. Its a little off, but you have to be pretty close to notice.

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    And also some photos of the pelt in my sink. It barely fit and that I didn't have a bucket.
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    Probably going to add more rock into the form tonight as well and painting the back channel with a bone color and then spraying it with matte.

    Tomorrow is the big day, the fur will go on and that I hoping to get most of the hellhound done tomorrow.

    Also any suggestion on paint close to bone color are appreciated.
     

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    VERY cool.
     
  4. Silverose01

    Silverose01 Proud member of LTBBOI

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    Looks great so far
    I'm lovin this project.
    just spray some febreeze on it when its done to get the smell away
     
  5. navajo

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    i use a flat white paint, add just a drop or two of burnt umber, a drop of black, and a drop or two of yellow orche. if it gets too dark just add more white. i think it would look cool if you did it more of an old yellow brown bone color imo.
     
  6. Re: Hellhound Sculpture

    Actually gave it a shot, I mixed Warm Winter paint with yellow orchre and got a very close to bone color. Also painted the channel to the vertebrates too.
     
  7. bmdakk

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    Go to your local dollar store and buy some cheap fabric softner, It will soften the fur and take most of the smell out if not all. just wash the hide in the softner and lightly scrub with a brush. just an Idea. Looking good so far.
     
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    Probably just going to hit it with Frebreeze since its already hydrated. I also got the ear free now, even though I'm not using the face for this project. And question to the taxidermist here, how long will it take for the hide paste to dry? I'm planning to work on it outside tomorrow and they are expecting 70 degree weather for the next three days. My plan is to glue it tomorrow, and bring it in my room possible during the night to maintain a good warm temperature. Also that I'm using hide paste that is meant to be in a clacking gun, so I'm assume a thin coat will dry it faster. (I will use enough to glue it, not a really thinner layer.)
     
  9. Silverose01

    Silverose01 Proud member of LTBBOI

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    With a wet skin wouldn't the higher heat cause hair to fall out?
    :)
     
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    I really wouldn't know. This would be my first time at gluing hide. Either way, working on it outside and then I might leave it in the garage and check it from time to time for the next few days. I just came back inside due to not being able to find where my dad keep sandpaper, so I have to wait until he gets home to continue. Currently sanding the form down and then I'm going to get the hide out and do the dorsal cut and then do a rough fitting on the form and then apply the paste and really glue it down.
     
  11. Silverose01

    Silverose01 Proud member of LTBBOI

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    Id ask around because you wouldn't want it to slip up
    When workin on ears when they get too warm they usually slip on me
     
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    Actually I'm not worried about the face what so ever. The face is more of scrap piece. I'm just using the body, tail and legs of the pelt, so the head of the pelt will be removed once I have the pelt on.
     
  13. Silverose01

    Silverose01 Proud member of LTBBOI

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    Lol, the rest of it could slip too
    :)
     
  14. Nina Lukaszewicz

    Nina Lukaszewicz Outdoor Dreams Taxidermy

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    What adhesive are you using for the hide? A good hide paste that can be bought locally (Sherwin Williams stores) is Roman 555. It is waterbased and will give you ample working time, meaning you can check the mount over the next few days and adjust the skin as needed.
     
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    I was using hide paste that I bought from Sivkofur. Bob had told me they had hide paste that came in a caulking gun tube. Going to update tonight, got a lot done and the fur is mostly on and drying. My dad was laughing while my mom was creeped out. Even my dog started barking at the form, she thought it was a dog.

    Also side note, got the face off the pelt and got the ears fixed.
     
  16. Silverose01

    Silverose01 Proud member of LTBBOI

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    Lol I got a sherwin williams right down the street from my house
    Gonna go get some Roman 555 soon :D
     
  17. Nina Lukaszewicz

    Nina Lukaszewicz Outdoor Dreams Taxidermy

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    Kari it's good stuff. And easy to clean up too. You will like it, I use it on everything
     
  18. Silverose01

    Silverose01 Proud member of LTBBOI

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    Quick question though
    How much is it usually? :)
     
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    Update time!

    I got a lot done today. First off I sanded down the form, which took about an hour, really wanted to make sure it was sanded good.
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    Once that was done, I did my dorsal cut on the pelt, which was an ok cut.
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    After that, I apply the hide paste and slipped the pelt on like a sock and pinned the heck out of it. I did not cut the extra parts due to the fact I know it will shrink as it dries. Everyone was creeped out by how real it looks.
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    And then here's the pelt all fixed up and drying right now. It's weird, she's darker on one side than the other, I'm dead sure I didn't glue her wrong, but I assume that how the coyote was. Also I glued the vertebrates in now, but I didn't take photos yet of it on the back, its cool looking.
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    I hope its just natural that it happened like that.

    And also to add, I told you guys the head wouldn't be wasted, once I cut it off, I found it funny to put the wet head on the werewolf mask I'm working on, and freaked out my mom again. I even put the earliners in to see how it would look. Note nothing is glued down yet, this was more of just to see what it would look like.
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    Tomorrow I'm going to get the LEDs wired hopefully, as well as gluing the head on and gluing the ribs in. Aiming to have her complete tomorrow.
     
  20. Silverose01

    Silverose01 Proud member of LTBBOI

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    Are you puttin a tail into it?
    And there's somethin up with the feet ya just gotta fix em up
    Its lookin great so far!