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Busted! Antler and Horn Repair,Updated

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by Jim B, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Jim B

    Jim B Active Member

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    Pictures don't do this whitetail justice.I haven't measured,but it must be 8" around,above the burrs.I was provided with a previous shed to use as reference for this non-typical point/beam.
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  2. Jim B

    Jim B Active Member

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    Here the beam is mostly built.Most of the texture was done with a Dremel.
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  3. Jim B

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    I used the dremel for most of the texturing but had to hand sculpt some of this beacause it was a little too tight to get the dremel in there.I put a base coat of paint on the elk and deer and need to let that dry before finishing.I will try to get some more finished pictures up tomorrow.
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  4. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

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    EXCELLENT work Jim.
     
  5. Galen

    Galen 218-263-7177 www.EdgewaterTaxidermy.com

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    Cool posting...
     
  6. Re: Busted!

    Everything looks great, but that sheep repair is DY-NO-MITE!!!
     
  7. Nyati

    Nyati I love tahr huntin

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    Unbelieveable work Jim.
     
  8. Jim B

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    OK,I lied.Nothing good on TV so I had to go pick at this deer.I had already mixed up a base coat,sort of a bone color to match the lightest color of the rack.After that dried,I went back over with raw umber and tried a variety of techniques,washes,dry brushing,stippling with a Scotch Brite pad,robbing highlights with a wet Q Tip-whatever worked.It is just a matter of trying a few techniques for applying the color and the rest of the rack is your reference.
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  9. Jim B

    Jim B Active Member

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  10. Jim B

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  11. bill@hogheaven

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    Jimm....very nice, do you ever use texture pads?
     
  12. bmdakk

    bmdakk Report to moderator

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    awesome repairs!
     
  13. cooper669

    cooper669 New Member

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    Beautiful work! That whitetail is a freak. Awesome job on all of them.
     
  14. Jim B

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    "Jimm....very nice, do you ever use texture pads?"

    Yes Bill,I do.In the tutorials I did,I used them a good bit.I just try to asess each job and use whichever method is faster.On some areas of sheep,I just can't get the sharp cracks and checks that I can get with the scalpel,plus,I am trying to match my lines up with the existing lines in the rack and when that is the case,sculpting them in works better for me.It just depends on the situation.A combination of both can work well too.
     
  15. Curt

    Curt Family Life member of the NTA

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    Some folks just have the most incredible level of artistic talent... You sir, are most certainly one of those folks. Thank you for taking the time to post photos. It is a real pleasure looking at your work.
     
  16. Bobbym1232

    Bobbym1232 New Member

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    Awesome repair jobs!
     
  17. Bobbi Meyer

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

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    very nice!
     
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    very, very nice
     
  19. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Tongo, the best dog in the world. (Saarloos)

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    Those are all absolutely amazing! I wouldn't even know they were ever broken and even after seeing the pictures, I still can't tell where the repair starts and stops. I hope someday I can come even close to your level of talent.

    Thank you for sharing the pictures :)
     
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    Excellent work!