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Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by snowhare, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    Hey J,

    I used a real thin layer of sculpting epoxy ... at the time I believe it was Sculp-All, but Apoxie Sculpt will also work.

    The ears are the very last thing I do. I model the mouth, nose, eyes, and inject the toes, then I "line" the ears.

    Using a fine tweezers or Hemostat, I pick the bottom of the ear canal up to the outside of the ear, and make a small slit there from front to back, using a small, sharp scissors.

    Depending on the air temperature I mix the epoxy up a short time before I need it so it has time to firm up a bit. In warm weather I mix it up maybe five minutes or so before I need it, and in cold weather I can mix it ten minutes or more beforehand.

    Then I take the mixed epoxy, roll out a short "worm", flatten it, dip it in water, and slide it up into the ear. I place a little ball - more oval shape really - down the hole to the base of the ear to form an ear butt.

    I push the ear canal back into the place down to the base of the ear.

    The ear is set into place on the ear butt, and all epoxy is blended, then the ear and earbutt given form and shape from the outside. When satisfied that the ear is correct, I leave it alone until the epoxy sets.

    It's just that simple. I get a nice thin, and strong ear! ;)

    John.
     
  2. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

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    One thing that wrapping does is allow freedom to create some motion that a commercial form may not possess.

    <img src="http://www.wildlifeartiststudio.com/ringtail42.jpg">

    <img src="http://www.wildlifeartiststudio.com/martensquirrel121.jpg">

    <img src="http://www.wildlifeartiststudio.com/ringtail33.jpg">

    <img src="http://www.wildlifeartiststudio.com/ringtail37.jpg">

    <img src="http://www.wildlifeartiststudio.com/aberts21.jpg">

    <img src="http://www.wildlifeartiststudio.com/ringtail151.jpg">

    <img src="http://www.wildlifeartiststudio.com/fisher-graysquirrel15.jpg">
     
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  3. Darcum

    Darcum New Member

    Those ringtails and martens are all stunning!
    This is such a great thread, thanks for starting it Snow :)
     
  4. snowhare

    snowhare New Member

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    Finaly man , i was thinking where are WA :eek: :eek: s pictures , man they look great as always , and i like the way you take em pictures to , with that nice background love it

    snow

    And what the hell pappend with that bold Squirrel , got some dermestick beetles in there my friend , cleaning thats what it is all aboul , cleaning your skins realy good
     
  5. wa , awesome mounts
     
  6. jevic035

    jevic035 Member

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  7. alexm

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  10. snowhare

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    Hey Alex

    Man what the hell took ya so long ;D ;D ;D to post your wrapped Martens and Fisher on here , looking great as always dude

    Snowy

    UPS FORGOT YA COONS EH
     
  11. glarsonnd

    glarsonnd 05' Nat'nl champion

    Checked out snowys tutorial and some of us dont get pics,anybody know why? thanks Gary
     
  12. snowhare

    snowhare New Member

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    What pictures do you mean ??? ??? ???, le me no here ok

    Thanks

    Snowy
     
  13. alexm

    alexm New Member

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    I'll put some more on latter If I can get momma to do it ;D
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  14. Alex, are those the coons I sent you
     
  15. alexm

    alexm New Member

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    No customer mounts
     
  16. snowhare

    snowhare New Member

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    BETTER BE SWEET TO MAMA THAN ALEX WE LOVE TO MORE WRAPPING STUFF YA DID

    C YA

    SNOW
     
  17. Samson

    Samson New Member

    beautiful mounts everyone :eek:

    here is my latest work, European Pinemarten

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  18. dplais7124

    dplais7124 Active Member

    This thread is awesome. Now I gotta learn how to wrap.

    Snowhare those squirrels are cool.
     
  19. Silverose01

    Silverose01 Proud member of LTBBOI

    Love your stuff Wa. I really do!

    And snowy those squirrels are amazing! Beautiful ones, never seen any like em
     
  20. taxos

    taxos Finches, Buntings

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    Hej Snowhare, are you interested in a Albino Squirrel?