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Veining in Face

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Taxind, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Taxind

    Taxind Member

    What do most of you use to enhance the veining in the face of short haired deer ?
  2. Duckslayr

    Duckslayr Active Member

    Usually just hot glue, but if I'm wanting it perfect...cotton rope.

  3. AZ~Rich

    AZ~Rich " Africa" never fails to satisfy

    I just build them up a bit with Apoxie Sculpt or clay then let it all harden before mounting.
  4. bowmantax

    bowmantax New Member

    I use to use apoxie sculpt but very easy to get them to big and you have to wait until it dries to mount. Now I just take a file and file down form around veins already on the form to get the size I want and it is quick and dont have to wait on anything to dry first.
  5. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    I use rolls of clay and purposely build them up a little too much. I mount the deer before the clay dries so that I can still work it down to the size I like after mounting if it looks like too much. Then I let the clay dry with the mount. Works well for me!
  6. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    I take a sharp knife and just bad relief the existing veins. I then use a riffler file to contour the form. Use a good glue and the card them for s few days.
  7. I build up with hot glue and card.
  8. Cut around them rasp and use Pro -1 and no pinning needed.
  9. Taxind

    Taxind Member

    I've tried the hot glue trick didn't turn out that great. Will give the knife and rasp a try! Thanks guys.
  10. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    I just enhance the form alittle with a small rasp. Good glue and no carding required.
  11. Boxie

    Boxie New Member

    small hot glue gun here
  12. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I have heard of, but never tried, using small surgical tubing.
  13. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Matt & George's way.
  14. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    Add me to the list that George started, I don't usually get to emphasize those features, if I did it would look incorrect, except for the few very early bow season deer that may come through the door. I don't add anything just sand the form to emphasize them.
  15. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I share Michael p.'s sentiment.
  16. twinrivers

    twinrivers Active Member

    Hot glue if I even bother. Most deer I get in are not early season so the longer hair hides any or most detail.
  17. dhart

    dhart Active Member

    Same here, very few short hair capes mounted here!