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Form size problems

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by mloringc, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. mloringc

    mloringc Member

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    I have a buck that measures 8 in eye to nose, however he has a small neck with his c and b only 18x20 with the fur on and significanly smaller when I measured the muscle. I can not find any form that will fit this deer. The only forms that have the same neck size are 7in forms. I am new at this and the only idea that I can come up with is taking a smaller form and cutting below the eyes and adding an inch with bondo. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! thanks, Matt
     
  2. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Use a change out head, cut the small head off of the proper size form, and swap it out for a bigger head.
     

  3. mloringc

    mloringc Member

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    Sounds like a better idea than i had. Thanks for the advice!
     
  4. Ted B

    Ted B Active Member

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    Thats one way, you may run into a situation where the shoulders on that 7" mannikin are too small for the frame of your deer. Personally I would buy one with the N/E for your deer and take the neck down.
     
  5. TROPHY SHACK

    TROPHY SHACK Phillip cole

    X2 change out head
     
  6. Morel Man

    Morel Man New Member

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    I did my first mount last year and had the same problem. While maybe unorthodox, I had a mount with correct neck sizes and then cut the snout in half about 4 inches up. I then cut a piece of would the proper length needed to extend the nose to the proper measurements. I then took cardboard and wrapped it around the nose to the proper shape. You can buy mannikin filler foam to fill in the space. Or in my case, I used spray foam insulation to fill in the space. After it fully dried, I took a rasp and filed off any places where it caused seems. When all finished, you can't notice that I made any changes to the form.