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comp. nose pad

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by pberry, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. pberry

    pberry Member

    are those of you competing rebuilding nodules with mod-podge or something else? at the last comp. my deer's nose pad "lacked texture" but i did rebuild with m.p. any techniques by compition taxidermist would be greatly appreciated. thanks and God bless
  2. HAPP

    HAPP Active Member

    Mod Podge is a good choice. You can also texture by putting a layer of clay under the pad, then indent the pad with a modeling tool. These two methods are IMO the most realistic. The other method is using the Dan-D-Noser, but I for one do not like the raspberry look it gives. Good luck and have fun. Mark

  3. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    That would have been a great question for the judge that critiqued your deer. Without seeing the nose it's difficult to speculate where the problem was. Some of my reference shows a deer's nose to be nearly smooth, while other photos I have the nodules are very pronounced. Sometimes its a guess as to what that particular judge likes. Modge Podge is an excellent medium for texturing deer noses.
  4. TrailsEnd

    TrailsEnd Don't forget the elderly, the young and disabled

    Get an EZ Nose and rebuild with Modge Podge. For competition I would not use the Dan-D Noser. The judges will pick up on that right away. Get good reference and rebuild the nodules. They are not all the same shape and size like the Dan-D Noser will put in.
  5. Just use Modge Podge,
  6. buckeyebullet23

    buckeyebullet23 New Member

    I second the EZ Nose. Got mine from Mutuska and it is nice. I do every other nodule, let it dry for a while and do the other ones, so they don't run together. Great advice from Cole a few weeks ago. Thanks.
  7. Wildside

    Wildside Active Member

    EZ nose from Paul Borkowski at Blue Ribbon Taxidermy Supply. Works great!
  8. MONSTER140

    MONSTER140 New Member

    I use a syringe with a 22 gage needle sometimes to get more pronounced texture you may have to go over it again depending on the thickness of your modge podge. I was also told but I have not tried this yet and that is to use fabric paint. I use this to recreate to little pumps or glands around the lower eye lid. Usualy the bumbs are more defined at the lower section of the nose pad.
  9. Artie mags

    Artie mags New Member

    Just finished this one with modge podge.Don't know if it's comp.quality I have never entered one.
  10. FRANKY

    FRANKY New Member

    very nice... Wet look and good nodule details...
  11. BDT

    BDT New Member

    There is an excellent article on deer noses by Rick Carter in Breakthrough Magazine Issue 85. There is a lot of good information whether your're doing commercial or competition noses.
  12. TrailsEnd

    TrailsEnd Don't forget the elderly, the young and disabled

    Nice nose Artie
  13. muleyhunter

    muleyhunter Soulmates, Gods way of saying together forever

    Looks great Artie.
  14. Artie mags

    Artie mags New Member

    Thanks for the compliments!
  15. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Thanks, wish I had invented it. Simple tool and really works well. If your careful, for commercial work you don't have to skip every other nodule.
  16. mk

    mk -30 below

    cole it looks like on the right side-deer's left, the nose pad is away from the nostril openeing, not symetrical. you might want to fix that with apoxie scult.