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Simple alterations

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by Daniel M., Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Great Stuff..Thanks for sharing
     
  2. osbornetaxidermy

    osbornetaxidermy New Member

    marking this for the bear Ill be doing soon
     

  3. Fawn

    Fawn New Member

    I am currently working on a bighorn sheep, I have altered it already to a hard right turn, head down, and am now a little stuck. I ordered the form from McKenzie (never used their sheep forms before) and the head is different than I've used before. I like to keep the back corner of the eye orbit on the skull and line it up with the orbit of the mannequin. This form has both eyes and brows, no forhead; and back piece of head. If I cut into the eye area of the form I also have to carve out a lot of the wood that the skull attaches to. What would you guys do?
     
  4. Duckslayr

    Duckslayr Active Member

    Hold the skull next to the manikin with the eye orbits lined up. Mark lines from the form to the skull and cut to match.


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  5. adkgirl

    adkgirl Active Member

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  6. Wilba

    Wilba New Member

     
  7. bow-cephus

    bow-cephus New Member

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  8. stokedlight86

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    Just stumbled across this post and thought it was great. I am one of those people that alterations scare the crap out of. I have done some shaving and a little bondo work but nothing like this. Quick question.....when you say you "foamed" the form I undertsand the saran wrap but what foam are you using? regular insulation spray foam from the hardware store?
     
  9. AZ~Rich

    AZ~Rich " Africa" never fails to satisfy

    That hardware spray foam is not what you want to use. Purchase two part Polyurethane foam in the 3 lb density. It is available through many sources, maybe you can find one locally. I get mine through Reynolds Advanced Materials.
     
  10. stokedlight86

    stokedlight86 Member

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    thank you for the reply, I will look into that product. I would love to play around with some form altering and have a slightly more unique feel to some of the hobby mounts i do for myself personally.
     
  11. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

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    All the taxidermy supply companies have it.
     
  12. Bayou Boy

    Bayou Boy New Member

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