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competition piece

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Bowhunter Nap, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Bowhunter Nap

    Bowhunter Nap New Member

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    I use earliners and use clay for the bottom of the ears. I have seen some mounts on here with the bottom of the ears really detailed with muscle structor. What is the best way to do ears, so one day I can do a competion piece.
     
  2. Riverland

    Riverland New Member

    Sculpt them ahead of time with good reference on the form with whatever you want. Let them dry and remove them from the form but leave some kind of a key to realign them on the form after they are in the skin.
     

  3. zubba

    zubba Active Member

    I do similiar. I sculpt them ahead of time with clay & the liner, usually the day before I mount. Then I carefully remove them from the form and place them in the freezer. This freezes the clay (obviously). When I mount the next day, I mount the liners like normal...with the frozen butts on. By the time I get the deer mounted and sewn, the clay is thawed and I can make any small tweaks needed. Works for me.