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Paints for small mammals

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Chippers, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Chippers

    Chippers Active Member

    Hey guys. Just curious what colors/brands of paint you'd recommend for foxes and coons. Obviously I'll have to mix and match to get accurate colors, but what acrylic brands do you folks use? Any side tips would be greatly appreciated as well.
  2. KatieC

    KatieC Active Member

    I use lacquer based airbrush paints on everything. Don't like water based paints for my finish work, though others have good results with them so hopefully they'll chime in.

  3. I do the same as KatieC
  4. taxidermyfreak

    taxidermyfreak ***RIP DAD & JONNY***

    Same as Katie and I only use life tone paints hope this helps you
  5. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Lifetone Hydromist.
  6. Chippers

    Chippers Active Member

    Thanks everyone! I'll definitely look into them
  7. Dave Byrd

    Dave Byrd Active Member

    For a fox or raccoon, you could pretty much get by with only black and burnt umber. I use Grumbacher or Liquitex acrylic paints and an artist brush. I have an airbrush but never use it.