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Veining in Face

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

  1. Taxind

    Taxind Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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!