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Flight webbing

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Wildwingstaxidermy, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. What do you guys do for the flight webbing on flying ducks. I know that you remove that tendon which you then have to take care of when mounting. I have tried pinning it and what not and I haven't found anything thing that works yet. I may not be doing it right either though. I looked for a tutorial or something on it and couldn't find anything.
  2. Buddha14524

    Buddha14524 New Member

    You check the wingtips

  3. yeah but I didn't see anything that dealt specifically with flight webs. Unless I just missed it anyway
  4. Read these, most repeat the same thing but there are more than one ways to do it.
  5. thank you NTX. I really need to figure out how to work the search function on here. I couldn't find any of those links on my own :mad:. I will try some of those points on my teal that I am doing tomorrow. I am still trying figure the purpose of the caulk though. When I have skinned birds there isn't any actual meat in that area right. Just around the bones so if you pin that tendon back in place why fill the web area with caulk. I see why around the bones but filling the web area would seem to make it look "puffy" to me.

    Thanks for the help
  6. Paul C

    Paul C New Member

    The flight web skin is very thin and, with no meat in it, will drum severely if not "glued" with the caulk. The caulking will also give much needed strength to the entire wing.
  7. RichMO

    RichMO Well-Known Member

    I took a class from a recent winner of the Masters Award and I asked him the same questions on the use of caulk. Bottom line is he does not use caulk anywhere on the bird so go figure. Everybody has completed work and for the most part look great but reference, reading and evaluation after the bird is mounted will help you decide on the best course of action for you.

    TIM SCHLOSS Member

    Try outdoor carpet or tile adhesive. Little bit on a popsicle stick. Just pinch it out flat after you pin the lead edge of web to body. It hardens pretty much in a day or two. You can still flatten any errant feathers on the lead edge for about a day.
  10. No problem, I used advanced search for bird, beginner, and tutorial sections. Even then you have to try different wordings, be generic, and filter through. Keep in mind if you search something like the word "web" it will pull up "webbing" as well. good luck!
  11. cjm1233

    cjm1233 New Member

    Patch and paint spackling compound. Tape a straw on the end of your syringe and you're good to go. Easy clean up and virtually weighs nothing at all.