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whitetail wet nose look

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by outdoorsalways, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. outdoorsalways

    outdoorsalways New Member

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    My last deer i tried to give it a wet look on the nose. It didn't turn out like i wanted. What can o use to help?

    I used fish gloss spray cant remember brand then used water base clear coat
     
  2. ljones

    ljones 1994 wasco award winner

    I use 2 part automotive clear coat Get at orileys auto parts

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  3. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

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    Just got a pray can from Joe Coombs, nice heavy gloss.
     
  4. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller Active Member

    Mod Podge
     
  5. tylerdeloach32

    tylerdeloach32 New Member

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    Randy,
    Do you use a brush and apply mod podge on the whole nose pad? I've used it to recreate the nose texture.
     
  6. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller Active Member

    I first apply texture with a hypo needle and syringe, When dry, I go back over with Mod Podge on a brush, it fills in the nodules a little so they aren't so pronounced and "raspberry" looking.
     
  7. Jerry Huffaker

    Jerry Huffaker Well-Known Member

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    Mod podge looks great but for customer work it is too soft, one slight bump and you'll knock a chunk out of it. Just about any kind of clear coat spray will work.
     
  8. Bruledrift

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    I'd first ask the customer if they want a glossy wet looking nose first. I had one guy pick one up and did not like it, stating deer do not have a wet looking nose. The customer is always right even though they are wrong.
     
  9. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller Active Member

    When I run into that I mix gloss MP with flat MP.
     
  10. outdoorsalways

    outdoorsalways New Member

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    Thanks for the advice. I was mounting my brothers deer so i could practice whatever i wanted to. He wasn't paying for it!!!
    I was thinking of doing airbrush work then building the nodules up not sure how that would work. Not trying to reinvent anything just trying to figure
    out how to make it look how i want it to look. (references) I tend to make them seem a little to grey. I also cover up most of the tones i put in first.
    May just go to a few shops and see how they do it.
     
  11. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller Active Member

    That can work with MP comercially. WT noses CAN BE a little grey.
     
  12. NAC Taxidermy

    NAC Taxidermy New Member

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    After you use spray on gloss go over it with a air dryer to purge out the tiny air bubbles. Do this a couple of times. Learns this from Rick Krane on his fish videos!
     
  13. Redfisher

    Redfisher New Member

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    X2 on the car automotive gloss, works great and prays through my airbrush nicely, gives it a real thick high gloss look.
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  14. tylerdeloach32

    tylerdeloach32 New Member

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    Redfisher,
    What brand of automotive clear coat are you using that you're able to run through your airbrush? I'm very interested in trying this.
     
  15. Redfisher

    Redfisher New Member

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    Here's what I'm using, works great for me. Mix it in a 1oz bottle, I use a 3:1:1 mixture, 3 clear, 1 activator 1 paint thinner, seems fine and drys fine for me!! Only be careful because you can run your paint if applied too heavy!!
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  16. Redfisher

    Redfisher New Member

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    Also wear a respirator!!! Highly recommended or you will lose a few brain cells as I have found out. Now what was I talking about? Lol


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