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Making my own small mammal tails

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by stav1960, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. stav1960

    stav1960 Member

    I was told you can make make your own tails from the original using hot glue and silicone.
    Can anyone refresh my memory on the procedure
  2. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    Spread silicon on original, let it set. Slit base of tail mold and remove original. Insert wire and squirt in hot glue.

    There are easier ways to make a tail though.

    Put a wire in a drill, use the drill to wrap thread around the wire moving up and down the wire with the thread.

    Or, Make a clay tail and freeze, insert the tail, when it thaws , shape.

  3. bowshooter

    bowshooter New Member

    I'm completely new an never mounted but have skinned alot of things, sorry if this is too dumb of a question but if u were to split the tail down to the tip how wld u just insert a tail mold? Ive never tried to tube skin the tail down but it seems like it wld be nearly impossible when u get near the end, thank you in advance- bowshooter
  4. zifdenpants

    zifdenpants Member

    Get a stitch going from the tip and sew around it would be my best bet. But I'm also a beginner and there might be a better method.