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Tahr hair

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Taximan2016, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Taximan2016

    Taximan2016 Member

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    Is there a good way to get the mane hair to stand up on a tahr?
     
  2. Glass eye

    Glass eye Active Member

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    Kinda like this....[​IMG]

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  4. porterfield

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    Yes, like that Dennis, Would you like to explain how you did that?
     
  5. ortegageno

    ortegageno Active Member

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    Maybe the trick is Aqua Net hair spray like the 80' hair nation metal bands used to wear . Lol miss those days.
     
  6. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    The only "trick" I ever discovered was the form underneath it. Most of the forms out there are simply incorrect. A tahr has a narrow neck at the base of the skull but it hourglasses past that point. Don Holt used to have a form he sold through Van Dykes but I have no idea where that went. I think the guys over in New Zealand had forms, but as for us locals, you're going to have to alter the form to fit the anatomy.
     
  7. Skywalker

    Skywalker Well-Known Member

    George is correct. It has everything to do with the proper anatomy of the head/neck junction. Since Tahr hide is so thick there tends to be a lot of "let out" once the tannery is done shaving it. This means that the hide usually gets pulled too far back which give the hair a "flat" appearance. Otherwise the hide is pulled forward burying the horn tips in mane. Oversizing the[ mastoid?] muscles behind the neck is necessary to initiate the heart shape of the mane. This early season Tahr is less of an issue than a later season Billy like the splendid specimen that Dennis showed us. If you find the hide in the junction area quite loose, then you will have some problems. 8)
     

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  8. NMJagdHunter

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    Good thread thanks for putting up your answers everyone. anybody have form no hide pics, i mean if you are willing to give up all the secrets lol.