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Paint Duck Feet And Bill

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Marvtaxidermy, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Marvtaxidermy

    Marvtaxidermy New Member

    Does anyone have a chart for the colors used to paint different ducks and goose feet and bills and also what type paint do you recommend, ex. lacquer, enamel?
  2. jrandall71

    jrandall71 Member

    Breakthrough manuals, Tony Finazzo has some DVDs on the subject. I usually paint what I see using different colors and layers to get what I want. As far as paints, I've used laquer on some water based on others and pan pastels as well. Experiment with different paints and pigments and find what works for you.
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  3. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    I don't know if it is still available. Dave Luke had a painting video (produced by John Rinehart Taxidermy Supply) that had painting of several birds. Check with McKenzie to see it they still have it. McKenzie doesn't have it listed in their catalogs so it may not be available any longer.
  4. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    Yep very sound advice given above!
  5. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    It took me awhile to find my video. It is called:

    Professional Bird Painting with Dave Luke

    The video has on it:
    Hungarian Partridge
    Ruffed Grouse
    Prairie Chicken
    Hooded Merganzer
    Wood Duck
    Buffled Head
    Canadian Goose
    Snow Goose (Blue Phase)

    The Rinehart stock number was 18706

    It has been at least twenty years since I purchased it (on VHS!).
  6. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    If you're going to do birds, the Breakthrough Waterfowl Manual should be your #1 purchase. It is quite simple with excellent paint schedules to help you along.
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  7. Kastaway

    Kastaway Taxidermist, Pioneer of Freeze Drying 1969