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Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by elkmasterwyo, Nov 21, 2011.
Getting ready to skin my first tonight, what's your favorite way to do it for l/s???
I try to have all my seams in placed they can't be easily seen. That's why I prefer a rug cut on mine.
How far up the chest do you normally split them?
Really!? You haven't noticed the post on skinning methods? :
How to skin a beat
(Amazing this guy has not gone back and corrected the spelling! But still "How to skin a ..." is a dead giveaway )
Not asking how, I know the methods. Just curious what y'all prefer and has worked best for you on cougars, I've never had any experience with them
If you do any altering with the form, you will be glad you cut it this way. Plus, it is easier to get the maximum size out of your cat.
everyone has thier favorite way to do it. either dorsal or ventral. I personally prefer the dorsal. Its sometimes way more difficult to sew up a ventral incision, especially on those crouching mounts where its near impossible to get into those armpit areas without pre-sewing part of it first. Sometimes a dorsal cut means you'll have to foam some parts of your form back together after they have been inserted into the skin.
i've been mounting a lot of my lifesize with only a case incision lately. i cut the form in pieces and bondo it back together inside the hide. done it on bobcats, lynx, fishers, coyotes, and fox.
don't know why it would'nt work on a mountain lion. case incision is easily sewed and will never show.
All the lions I get it are rug cut so I really don't have a choice on how they are skinned. I personally like my big cats this way as they are easier to fit to the form.