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Cast Ears

Discussion in 'Molding and Casting' started by Evicene, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Evicene

    Evicene New Member

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    Just a quick question:

    I'm going to buy some fox and rabbit ears and am going to create a silicon mould of them so that I can reproduce my own.
    There are the ones I'm looking at getting (we have very limited choices in Australia!):
    http://www.australiantaxidermysupplies.com.au/online-store-t66/accessories/wonderflex-earliners/fox-flexible-earliner-set.aspx
    http://www.australiantaxidermysupplies.com.au/online-store-t66/accessories/wonderflex-earliners/rabbit-flexible-wonderflex-earliner-set.aspx

    Would I be best to:
    1. Cast them who whole in silicone and fill with polyurethane foam
    2. Cast them who whole in silicone and fill with resin
    3. Cast them who whole in silicone and fill with resin/bondo mix
    4. Cut them, flatten them out to create a flat cast in silicone and use cotton fabric/mesh with wood glue. Once dry reassemble and glue in place.
    5. Cut them, flatten them out to create a flat cast in silicone and use thin acrylic softened with boiling water to mould to the correct shape.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Nyati

    Nyati I love tahr huntin

    Why cast these ear liners, by doing so you're doing nothing different than ripping off a form by making copies.

    Why don't you make your own molds, ken walker has two great articles in old breakthroughs that you can still buy that shows you how to do it. Just look at the index on breakthroughs website to find the issues you need.
     

  3. Its easy enough to cast your own.
     
  4. Tahrhunter

    Tahrhunter www.taxidermy.co.nz

    Do you own, when you copy someone else you copy their mistakes often making the errors even worst.