I have been doing bird taxidermy since I was 11 as a hobby. Now at 28 I am heading towards making taxidermy my profession. I am proud of my birds and in a lot of ways and I feel like I am really starting to hit my stride with consistent quality. That said, my foot work is still lacking. I use masters blend to inject but I am falling well short of the results that I see from the artists whom I aspire to. I’m hoping for some advice to achieve that level of excellence...soft looking webbing, well painted, generally fleshy, supple appearance. Here are some photos of my latest duck, a blonde hen mallard. The right hand foot on the show side looks pretty good in my opinion. Other photos reveal the less than desirable attributes that I am trying to remedy. My process included injecting water to fully plump and rehydrate following washing. I inject the masters blend towards the end of the mounting process. In this case I even did a subsequent injection the following morning to try to catch the missed spots. I use a string tied at the top of the foot to “trap” the masters Blend from leaving the foot. I clean the run out with laquer thinner. Once completely dry I wash with paint to highlight the scaling and airbrush with laquers to the best of my abilities. As a side note I am growing tired of laquer fumes. Still the end result has some shriveled spots, toes that are not plump on the underside and webs that aren’t what I’m after. Any help, including a recommendation to a video that I may not be aware of would be greatly appreciated, thanks for your time!