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Beauchene tiger skull

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Kendall, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Kendall

    Kendall Active Member

    I just recently completed this beauchene skull of a tiger. This skull was from a juvenile and started coming apart during the cleaning process, so lent itself very well to this type of display. I used hot glue to attach clear acrylic rods to the bones. If they were not quite aligned, I used my wife's embossing heat tool to soften the glue and re-position. I also used the heat tool to soften the acrylic rod to bend it for the mandibles. After the bones were in place I dipped each piece in paraloid.

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  2. antlerman

    antlerman NTA Life Member #0118

    Totally fricking cool save. I like it.

  3. Guus

    Guus Member

    Very nice display and very educational! I like your choice of using acrylic, it's something different than the usual brass wire and looks good!
  4. Very nice display yes :) I have to try something similar one day too.
  5. RWOOD

    RWOOD New Member

    Looks very cool. Where did you get your acrylic?
  6. Kendall

    Kendall Active Member

    All the acrylic came from a company in Wichita called Lustercraft Plastics. It is fairly inexpensive. The 3/16" stick costs a few bucks.
  7. Gunnin4ursoul

    Gunnin4ursoul Member

    That's so cool 8)
  8. DomM

    DomM New Member

    Cool! It looks like its exploding! Very neat, you did an amazing job. ;)
  9. Vkvz

    Vkvz New Member

    Very nice work Kendall. As others said, I really like the use of acrylic as well, will have to give it a try as well (both Beauchene skulls and acrylic!). Was it your first?
  10. Kendall

    Kendall Active Member

    Thanks to all for the nice comments. Yes, this was my first attempt at a Beauchene skull. I saw lots of photos of other Beauchene skulls and most used metal supports of one type or another which I think distracts from the beauty of the bones. I am an educator (part-time) and have plans to demonstrate this skull in A and P classes.
  11. qwackorama

    qwackorama New Member

    awesome!! how did you do it??
  12. Rizzo

    Rizzo Member

    Sweet mount love this type of display.