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Finishing A Deer Nose

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Brian Hayes, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Brian Hayes

    Brian Hayes New Member

    2A43399E-6962-4103-985F-67229692FDD8.jpeg I recently started airbrushing a deer nose as part of my finishing touches, i have had excellent results with colors but am curious as to what is best to top coat with since polytranspar lacquer airbrush paints does not stick to hair I like using them but im worried about the top clear coat not holding up down the road, any advice?
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  2. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    i use clear nail polish. if it holds up to a womens nails it will hold up to the nose.
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  3. Brian Hayes

    Brian Hayes New Member

    Does anyone use mod podge as a top coat over airbrushed colors? Thought about trying it.
  4. Micah Howards

    Micah Howards Active Member

    I know that Master Taxidermist Bill Atkins does he says it gives it some depth.
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  5. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Brian, that's what I do.
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  6. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    Same here - Mod Podge as a final coat.
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  7. taxidermyfreak

    taxidermyfreak ***RIP DAD & JONNY***

    Use it first then paint then clear coat
  8. Brian Hayes

    Brian Hayes New Member

    Thanks everyone for your input im working on a gross 181 3/8 Whitetail and really wanted to give my customer an outstanding mount, i will definitely try it
  9. Brian Hayes

    Brian Hayes New Member

    I use mod podge already to build the nodules to add more shape since i got away from the dan d noser tool, then airbrush my paint layers and then i will topcoat heavily with gloss lacquer it looks fine just looking for something extra but thank you
  10. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    The Mod Podge applied over your painted Mod Podge nodules is that extra that will make it pop.
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  11. Tony Gonzalez

    Tony Gonzalez New Member

    I've got limited experience as I am only on my third mount, but I used mod podge as well for final. I did however order polytranspar's wetlook gloss, the waterbased. In whitetail a-z Rick Carter uses that applied with a brush I believe.
  12. twinrivers

    twinrivers Active Member

    I do as Brian Hayes does but I am going to try the mod podge on my next deer and compare the results. Always getting good info on this sight. Never hurts to try something new.