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A wicked ear

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by brigham boy, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. brigham boy

    brigham boy "if it's horny, mount it"

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    Started prepping this cape this morning and I think a t-Rex chewed on this ear
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    Pretty happy with how it turned out.
     
  2. WOW,super job,looks awesome .
     

  3. Keyda81

    Keyda81 I'd rather be weird than normal

    Wow that WAS one chewed up ear! Lol. Great job on the fix!
     
  4. brigham boy

    brigham boy "if it's horny, mount it"

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    Thanks guys.
     
  5. Slate Run

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    Would you mind explaining how you went about fixing that ear? Looks great
     
  6. LightsOut

    LightsOut New Member

    I would like to know to, other then using another ear. Or you just posted to get a pat on the back?
     
  7. brigham boy

    brigham boy "if it's horny, mount it"

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    I'll post pics and explain it when I get home later
     
  8. LightsOut

    LightsOut New Member

    Cool, your a good man.
     
  9. brigham boy

    brigham boy "if it's horny, mount it"

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    Ok it's actually a simple fix and mike p actually has a video somewhere with the same method only his is for a bondo ear. Basically all I'm doing is gluing the skin to the liner. [​IMG]

    Start by prepping your liner and ear as usual, ruff the liner and clean both ear skin and liner with lacquer.
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    Brush on your ear glue, I use derma grip ear glue but whatever glue you use should be fine. Insert the liner avoid the areas with tears and get the skin in place at the bottom and work towards the top [​IMG]
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    Now the liner is in place and the skin is close to were it should be. Now it's just a matter of taking a cape pin and carefully gluing the skin back together like a puzzle.
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    It's important to get the skin close at first other wise you'll end up pulling your fixes apart also use windex and paper towels and clean the ear as you go. Comb the ear and keep moving akin in place until it is fixed extra small blemishes can be air brushed later.
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    I hope this makes sense I'm horrible at explaining things. I will say that it seemed messy doing it like this but after doing a few I got the hang of it and I'd never do it any other way. Thanks to mike p it's virtually the same method only with liners.
     
  10. Thank you. I have tuff ear to tackle this week and I think this is going to be the method of choice.
     
  11. I've done repairs similarly on ear liners, but I don't see how you could ever do a repair like that on a bondo ear unless it was done on a mount repair/restoration project, which I've done?
     
  12. brigham boy

    brigham boy "if it's horny, mount it"

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    Recdec1 your welcome.

    Trophy specialist I'm not sure if you could bondo one this chewed up.
     
  13. LightsOut

    LightsOut New Member

    Good job brigham boy, thanks.
     
  14. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Yes you can do that with a bondo ear and actually it's quite easy :)
     
  15. brigham boy

    brigham boy "if it's horny, mount it"

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    Yes you can do that with a bondo ear and actually it's quite easy :)
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    If I tried with bondo I'm sure it wouldn't turn out too good lol I suck at bondo ears.
     
  16. livbucks

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    What did you use to put the rips together? Superglue?
     
  17. JEJ

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    Not sure what he uses, but for what it's worth I've had good results with using my hide past on similar ears. I very rarely, if ever sew an ear.
     
  18. brigham boy

    brigham boy "if it's horny, mount it"

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    My earliner glue
     
  19. davehyer

    davehyer New Member

    What earliners were you using.
     
  20. brigham boy

    brigham boy "if it's horny, mount it"

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    I usually use fiber form or natural choice earliners those were a pair I ordered from Kenzie a long time ago not sure what brand.