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African septum help

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by brdng154, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. brdng154

    brdng154 New Member

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    I have a Blesbok & Springbok that I need some nose/septum help with.
    I have not been able to find good reference pics of the inner nostrils.

    - do you put in a septum like a deer for competition? Is it accurate to have light shine thru the septum?
    - I have heard that there is very little pink in side the nostril
    - has anyone used a replacement nose?

    Any help or direction would greatly be appreciated.

    please post any pics of these 2 animals that you have - reference or mounted.

    Thanks for you expert help...
     
  2. brdng154

    brdng154 New Member

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    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     

  3. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    If you have nostril skin on the capes that you have not prepped yet, they will have a color on them, that will give you a hint on what color to finish them off with. I would not worry about light in the septum unless you were in the masters division chasing big money. Carve the septum just deep enough to go out of sight.
     
  4. You could buy a snap together Afri-Sept from John "Big Big Cat" Belluci
     
  5. LordRusty

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

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    Unless he's mounting a Zebra, my Afri-Sept won't help him.

    You have to cut the nose off the Zebra headform, carve/drill out a slot to fit the septum, repeating and test fitting until it sits correctly; make an accepting/matching slot on the front of the headform where the nose was detached to sink the rear of the septum, test for fit, and work it - key word here ... WORK it - until the detached nose section fits snug. Then remove the septum from the nose section and shape the nostrils from the outside until they are correct according to photo references. Replace the septum in the front nose section, and attach it all in place on the headform, using a good strong bonding EPOXY to glue it in place. Not exactly snap together now is it!? ;)
     
  6. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Ooooohhhhhhhhh......Ross got SCHOOLED! ;D
     
  7. LordRusty

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

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    LOL!
     
  8. brdng154

    brdng154 New Member

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    Thanks.

    So, you would not put in a septum for professional class competition?

    Other than just shaping?