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Help with BobCat form

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by gdiii20, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. gdiii20

    gdiii20 Member

    Hello every one! I'm doin my first bobcat, and I'm having problems lookig for a form with the measurments I got. My measurments are 2x16x33... My question is can I go an inch higher or lower on my gerth or overall length to find a form that fits? I want to order a 17" gerth but I don't know if I'll have enough stretch!! Advice needed please help.....

    Thanks guys
  2. backcountrychad

    backcountrychad Active Member

    Go an inch under. Don't be afraid to lengthen or shorten a form. I do on most of my lifesize. You will rarely find a form where the skin "fits".

  3. Duckslayr

    Duckslayr Active Member

    X2. If you get the girth right, or a little small, you have a really good chance of the legs fitting. If you go big on girth, you will likely need to alter the legs. Length is the easiest alteration.
  4. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    also, when you shorten a form you will gain some girth
  5. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Easy way to determine if it will stretch to 17" is to take the hide, stretch it, and see if it measures 17".
  6. gdiii20

    gdiii20 Member

    Awesome guys really appreciate the advice! I will post pics of my progress