You think Glen Browning ruined birds judging the show? He did check the birds thoroughly but none were visibly marred. You NEED to see if paint scratches off...if it does it will NEVER stick in the long run. If it's not put back together ANATOMICALLY CORRECT the points WILL come off not because you used a different method. People these days tend to forget that a taxidermy competition is not JUST about "looks". It's about Craftsmanship, Anatomy, Artistry and Technique. Fails in any of those areas and you....FAIL.