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ALPHA NOSE

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by butterbean, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. butterbean

    butterbean New Member

    Been looking at the alpha nose by ots.Can some one that have used these give me just a quick run down of installing and finish work on these thanks.
     
  2. I've been wanting to use one of these as well I'm interested to see what info you get from the people on here
     

  3. IMNTM

    IMNTM Southern Wildlife Art Taxidermy

    Haven't used one of the OT's but have used the new HQ replacement noses. They are basicly the same. All you do is glue the insert in place, smooth transitions with epoxy or clay, & mount. When dry finish as usual. The color of the insert cuts down on the interior nose finishing.
     
  4. I am new to OTS and alpha nose... have done 4 now.
    Very impressed!
    As IMNTM says...
     
  5. Thetoad

    Thetoad Member

    X 2 just did my first worked out nice.
    A little clay and bang, a deer nose.
     
  6. timsayers

    timsayers New Member

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    Tryed it , GREAT PRODUCT very little finish work, try it u will like it. Just wish OTS had more sizes to choose from
     
  7. timsayers

    timsayers New Member

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    Tryed it , GREAT PRODUCT very little finish work, try it u will like it. Just wish OTS had more sizes to choose from
     
  8. KatieC

    KatieC Active Member

    Just glue in and blend seams with epoxy. Looks good and saves lots of time carving nostrils.
     
  9. butterbean

    butterbean New Member

    Are you usieing a gel super glue or hide paste?
     
  10. One positive I've noticed with the alpha nose is the time saving aspect of not having to carve nostril detail or using a replacement nose. Replacement noses are easy to use, yet the alpha nose gives you a full-foam lip line to tuck into instead of having half foam/half hard plastic when using a replacement nose. It also helps that OTS is at the top of the game with their forms in my opinion so it makes it a no brainier. Try one out and I don't think you'll be disappointed.
     
  11. Mason

    Mason Active Member

    Use them every chance we have, when size and pose allows us. A lot of times. we use a change out head on others forms and use one with the alpha nose. We like em a lot
     
  12. sarahdj

    sarahdj Active Member

    Not to sound like a broken record- but tried them, like them, easy installation with little finish work and smooth lip line with all foam. Again on the dittos- wish they had more sizes!
     
  13. quest

    quest Member

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    Its lot easier to buy Alpha series option for $6.00 from OTS. Cut a trench then bondo /install the plastic part.
     
  14. IMNTM

    IMNTM Southern Wildlife Art Taxidermy

    Re: ALPHA NOSE
    « Reply #8 on: Today at 07:35:30 AM »

    Are you usieing a gel super glue or hide paste?

    Glue the insert in with 5 minute epoxy. Use hide paste as usual on nostril skin.
     
  15. butterbean

    butterbean New Member

    Going to give one a try.Thanks everyone
     
  16. TomR

    TomR New Member

    If you happen to have Rick Carter's whitetail DVD, he shows the process of doing a changeout nose in detail.
     
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  18. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    I simply put a small amount of Bondo in the back part and maybe a little along the edges when I am using Bondo to set my antlers. It takes very little and I already have the Bondo mixed up anyways.